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%)
Minimum Length of Work Experience: 3 years’ post-graduation work experience with strong consistent career progression and achievement.
GMAT or GRE
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
Global Part-time MBA (24 and 18 months)
The two year Manchester Global part-time MBA is designed to fit around work and personal commitments. It offers as much face-to-face time as most full-time programmes, yet you only study on campus three times a year. World class teaching is delivered in blocks at residential workshops, with online activity to enrich the learning experience. You can tailor your MBA to suit your personal goals and interests by selecting electives from a range of specialist themes. There is international flexibility within the programme; you can attend workshops at any of our global centres in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Sao Paulo. From October 2017, we will be adding a strategic new location to this list with the opportunity to take workshops in Washington DC, in partnership with The Washington Campus.
Candidates with at least 8 years senior management experience may have the opportunity to join the Global MBA Accelerated programme. This closed multinational cohort travels around the world to complete the programme in 18 months with no difference in fees.
Average Age: 36
Average work experience: 8-10 years
University degree: Bachelor (or significant work experience) / Manchester Admissions Test
English qualification: Not automatically required. English assessed during application process
Minimum Length of Work Experience: 3 years full-time post-graduation work experience
Manchester Admissions Test: Online test (1 hour – 3 x 20 min assignments, verbal, numerical, logical)
Tuition fees: £28,665 (July 2017) (may increase for January 2018)
Scholarships: early application discounts 7.5% and 5%
Starting dates: January 2018 / July 2018
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 informational meetings
6:30 p.m Event closes