Stand out on a global stage with MBA competitions

The Manchester MBA offers an extensive choice of optional extracurricular activities to complement your learning. Throughout the programme, we encourage students to participate in competitions in the UK and further afield. Not only are competitions a great opportunity to boost your CV and build your contact base, they are also a highlight of the MBA for many students.

Key competitions:

The Venture Capital Investment Competition

The Venture Capital Investment Competition gives teams the opportunity to decide which entrepreneurial venture to invest in. Alliance MBS participants follow a training programme, facilitated by academics and investment professionals, to prepare them for the preliminary competition that selects the team to represent Alliance MBS at the European finals. Alliance MBS won the 'Entrepreneurs' Choice award at the European finals in 2012.

The Rotterdam Private Equity Competition

The Rotterdam Private Equity Competition is the only European business school competition devoted to private equity. It gives participants the opportunity to build private equity case analysis and presentation skills, as well as connect with professionals from the sector.

European Business Plan of the Year Competition

At the European Business Plan of the Year Competition you'll compete against classmates to represent Alliance MBS. If you're successful you'll face 15 other top European Business Schools, developing an idea, delivering an elevator pitch and presenting a business plan to an expert panel that includes entrepreneurs and venture capital coaches.

We encourage our MBAs to attend as many additional competitions as possible, for example:

Liam Wadsworth

I am proud of my achievements in the competitions I was involved with. I came second in two categories in the Venture Out business ideas competition. I represented Alliance MBS at the international finals of the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition (SVCIC) in the US, and at the European final of the European Business Plan of the Year competition. The competitions were a great learning experience."

Liam Wadsworth, Class of 2015

Operations Manager, Amazon.com