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Course description

Are you an ambitious professional looking to transform yourself, your career and your life?

The Manchester Full-time MBA is one of the world's most practical MBAs. Gain unbeatable experience for your CV by taking on three consultancy projects with real clients. It doesn't get more hands-on than that.

Our programme also offers the flexibility to change programme length, personal careers support, an international alumni network, electives at six global centres, internship opportunities and more.

For full programme information, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website >>

Open days

We hold regular information sessions on campus online and we attend MBA fairs across the world. We also offer one-to-one consultations for all applicants. For further information, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MBA (full-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £44,000 (Fee Collected by School) 
  • International students (per annum): £44,000 (Fee Collected by School)

Entry requirements

English language

The Manchester MBA programme requires considerable competence in all aspects of English language; speaking, writing, listening and reading. The MBA programme incorporates a considerable number of written assignments, essays and project reports for assessment purposes, for which strong written English skills are essential. Team work and projects also require strong spoken English and presentation skills.

To view the full entry requirements, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Professional entry qualification

  • Minimum of three years' post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement
  • International exposure (valued)
  • Entrepreneurial experience (valued)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and personal qualities

To view the full entry requirements, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website >>

Application and selection

How to apply

Please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website to view the application process.

Teaching and learning

We have been an expert in applied learning since the 1960s. Our renowned Manchester Method focuses on group work, practice-based learning and reflection. We don't just give you the theory; we show you how to use it to get immediate results. Our approach produces highly employable MBAs who challenge the status quo in a complex and rapidly-changing world. Through the Manchester Method you will learn to:

  • Take structured and data-informed approaches to decision making
  • Lead and work effectively with multinational groups
  • Reflect critically and analytically

 The Manchester Method in action

  • Four days of team building activities in the Lake District
  • Group work with a diverse class
  • Three increasingly complex live client consultancy projects, equivalent to at least 900 hours (30 per cent of your time): Not-for-Profit Consultancy Project > Commercial Business Consultancy Project > International Business Consultancy Project
  • 10-12 week internship (optional)
  • Regular reflective sessions with an external practitioner
  • Business Simulation (optional)
  • Simulated Mergers & Acquisitions Project
  • Practical case studies
  • Guest Speaker Series and business networking
  • MBA+ personal and professional development activities

Course unit details

All candidates follow the same core programme and have the option to complete the MBA in 18, 15 or 12 months. You will build the rest of your MBA around the fields that interest you.

Core courses

Our core programme will give you a thorough grounding in key areas of business and management and challenge you to take on three group consultancy projects with real clients:

  • Leading and Managing in a Global Environment
  • Business Accounting and Finance
  • Strategy and Competition
  • Operations and Marketing
  • Skills for Leaders
  • Not-for-Profit Consultancy Project
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Project
  • Commercial Business Consultancy Project
  • International Business Consultancy Project

Customise your journey

This is your chance to build a personal MBA experience. Explore a new industry, make contacts overseas or develop knowledge and skills in your field of interest. Your choices:

  • Business Simulation
  • Electives in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore
  • 8-12 week internship
  • Global study tour to our centres in Dubai and/or Shanghai
  • International exchange

For full programme information, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.

Career opportunities

Whatever your background, the Manchester Full-time MBA could help you change industry, secure a promotion, boost your salary or relocate to a new country. Where will it take you?

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2018)

  • 4th in the UK, 10th in Europe and 36th globally 
  • 98% average salary increase three years after graduating
  • £123,484 average weighted salary three years after graduating

Class of 2017 employment destinations

  • 91% of 2017 graduates seeking a role had accepted an offer by the end of the year
  • 45% remained in the UK
  • 24% are working in the technology industry 
  • Over 30% secured positions in financial services or consulting

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Accrediting organisations

We are part of a select group of business schools globally that holds triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Visit the MBA Manchester Full-Time MBA page on the University of Manchester website for more details!




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