CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing

This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the largest awarding body for Professional Marketers in the world.

Providing 100% online, flexible learning delivered by leading UK tutors and experienced practitioners.

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Do you want to become a better Strategist?

Aimed at Marketers who want to succeed in Management roles, as well as those who would like to lead in developing a Marketing & Digital plan for their organisation.

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Do you want to be more respected?


60% of CIM graduates are more respected at work or given more responsibility.

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Do you want to increase your salary?


Over a third of CIM graduates get promoted or receive a pay rise within 12 months of graduating.

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Do you want a promotion?


Experts say CIM’s qualifications are what most HR departments and seasoned marketing Directors are looking for.

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“Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.”
― Terry Goodkind

Do you want to be more employable?


Underpins your university degree with practitioner experience, improving your employability

Do you want to get a head start?

Your CV

Enhance your CV, helping you to stand out in a competitive recruitment market.

Do you want to be relevant?


After university degree, CIM qualifications are the most sought after by employers.

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Where are you now?

Woman Stressed At Work
  • Over the last 12 months, world events may have directly impacted your role.

  • Maybe you’re facing barriers to advancement and promotion in your role.

  • Perhaps you have a good level of experience but no formal qualifications to back it up.

  • In your early roles in management, you may lack the knowledge and insight necessary to succeed.

  • Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to study, develop oneself, and become a better Marketing Manager.

Start here, on your journey to become a Great Marketer

Where could you be in the future?

Super Business Woman Flying
  • Think of what you could accomplish if you had the right qualifications and the knowledge necessary to thrive in uncertain times.

  • Can you imagine how your organisation would benefit from having a strategic Marketing plan?

  • How would you feel if you had transferable and durable skills that could be applied to any industry and position?

  • Imagine if you could speak the language of the senior management team and influence the people around you.

  • Imagine how you would feel if your personal confidence were at a level where you could easily progress in a Marketing management role.

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At MMC, we have been educating Marketers for the last 20 years through online learning and are very well placed to help you navigate through the tough times ahead.

Key information points

How long does it take to complete?

A module award can take from 1-3 months and the full diploma can take from 6 -12 months depending on how much time you dedicate to studying each week. You should plan to spend around 4-6 hours per week + further time to prepare for your assessment.

There is some flexibility built into your schedule so you can study around urgent work priorities, holidays and important family events.

What does the Diploma in Marketing cost?

There are two parts to the cost:

MMC course fees – Course/tuition fees payable to MMC Learning which provides you with a comprehensive package of study materials and support. (starting from £621 per module)

CIM membership/assessment fees – Registration/membership and assessment fees payable to the Chartered Institute of Marketing. (£65 for registration and £190 per module for assessment)

Will you be personally funding the qualification?
MMC wants you to be successful in gaining your Marketing/Digital qualification.  Part of our service is to offer funding & support options so cost is no longer a barrier to your success. If you do not have support from your company to finance this course, there are partial scholarships available. Register to find out more.

How have previous students got a return on the above investment?

  • Getting promoted within their current company
  • Applying for higher-level positions in other organisations
  • Significant savings through finding more cost-effective ways of implementing Digital campaigns
  • Finding a completely new career direction

How is the Diploma delivered?

  • Online learning – 100% distance learning through an advanced learning platform built by MMC.
  • Access hundreds of high-quality video learning lessons and download quick reading, knowledge PDF documents.
  • Attend a series of Virtual lessons and join group discussion streams.
  • Expert tutor support – assignment briefing webinars & submit your draft work for each module for direct feedback
  • One-to-one support – dedicated team with quick responses supporting you on your learning journey

What is the assessment methodology?

You are required to pass 3 modules to gain a Diploma in Professional Marketing. Modules are assessed by three written assignments based on an organisation of your choice.

We have a team of experienced tutors who will provide the essential support and guidance you need through live/recorded webinars, draft feedback and one-to-one support.

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What are the topics covered on the Diploma in Professional Marketing?

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“If you’re not learning, you’re not reaching your potential.”
– Jim Rohn

How can we (MMC Learning) help you?

For the last 20 years, we have been educating marketers. Many marketing professionals, managers, and directors have used their new knowledge to take on new responsibilities, win new contracts, and rethink how existing business can be improved.

As a joint venture company at Manchester Metropolitan University, MMC is a leading distance learning centre for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), which means that you will receive an official CIM certificate to prove your credentials to potential employers.

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