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Alliance Manchester Business School


Established in 1965 as one of the UK’s first two business schools, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester is the UK’s largest campus-based business and management school. Located in Manchester, the home of original thinkers, ‘Original Thinking Applied’ is at the heart of everything we do. We provide industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives, and our influential research impacts business locally, nationally and internationally.

We are ranked 2nd in the UK for research power, and 4th for depth and breadth of research (REF 2014), and we are one of few institutions to have achieved triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS. Plus, with centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and São Paolo, our reach is truly global.


Manchester Full-time MBA (18, 15 or 12 months)

The Manchester Full-time MBA not only gives you a thorough grounding in business theory, it also gives you the opportunity to put it into practice from day one with live consultancy projects and an internship opportunity.

Our unique, hands-on programme gives you more client-facing hours than almost any other MBA programme so you can test theories immediately in real world situations and won’t feel completely removed from the commercial environment. You enhance your CV with experience while gaining your MBA from a prestigious business school.

The real life consultancy projects range from not-for-profit organisations to prestigious multinationals; focusing on strategic opportunities or challenges they are facing in the real world. There are four key consultancy projects which get more complex and demanding as you progress through the programme:

  • Not-for-Profit Project
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Project
  • Commercial Business Project
  • International Business Project

You can also take a paid MBA internship for around 3 months.

You can take the opportunity to specialise your MBA and gain international experience through our international options such as the international exchange programme (study abroad), or electives or a study tour at one of our international centres (Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sao Paulo).

The Manchester MBA will take you out of your comfort zone from day one and encourage you to think, question and find solutions to complex, global business problems. We offer personalised careers support starting before you arrive in Manchester and in 2016, 85% of graduates looking for work had accepted an MBA level offer of employment within three months of graduating.

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017: We are positioned 3th in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world.


Full-time MBA Class Profile

Class size:  90 students

Male/Female Ratio: 65/35%

Average Age: 29 years

Average work experience: 6 years

Nationalities: 30-35 nationalities represented (Latin America 25%)


Admission Requirements

Minimum Length of Work Experience: 3 years’ post-graduation work experience with strong consistent career progression and achievement.

University degree


English qualification: TOEFL 90 / IELTS 6.5 / PTE 59-65

Tuition fees: £43,000

Scholarships: up to 50 % of tuition fee

Colfuturo: 25% discount to candidates successful in the Colfuturo process

Loan Scheme without a co-signer: Prodigy Finance

Starting dates: August 2018

Event schedule

7:30 a.m Registration
8:00 a.m Admissions panels 
9:00 a.m University presentations
11:45 a.m Open fair
12:45 p.m Lunch break
2:00 p.m One to one interviews
6:30 p.m Event closes

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