Our world class MBA student support team

From application to graduation, our world-class student support team is available to give you the support you need, when you need it.

Our experienced advisors can offer support and guidance:

Before you start

We offer support and guidance throughout the application process and guarantee a quick response to your application.

We can also:

  • Help you understand changing visa regulations
  • Offer advice on finances and funding
  • Give you details of scholarships and bursaries that you may be able to apply for
  • Put you in touch with current students or alumni from similar backgrounds if you need some first-hand advice about the programme.

During your programme

Support for your career
We offer a comprehensive Career Management Service to support your career development and help you plan your next move.

The Manchester Gold MBA Mentoring Programme
Apply to be mentored by senior industry professionals around the world. If you are successful, this innovative mentoring scheme, launched in 2001, gives you invaluable access to personal coaching, career advice, business contacts and industry insights.

Support for you
You don’t just get formal support from a Manchester MBA. Part of your MBA experience is being part of a close-knit team that learns together and supports each other. Smaller staff-student ratios mean you will build up good, personal relationships with your tutors.

Support for families
Moving your family to another country is a major challenge. Adjusting to a new culture and a new way of life can seem daunting, which is why at Alliance MBS we offer support not just to students, but to their partners and families as well. Our Partner Club gives students’ partners a place to meet, socialise and get advice on everything from childcare and accommodation to the best places to shop, eat and visit. We can also put you in touch with other partners from your home country before you arrive. All partners are provided with membership of the University of Manchester’s International Society which arranges classes and social events throughout the year.

After graduation

We will continue to support you in your career long after your studies end. As an MBS alumnus you have access to a range of career development tools including executive coaching and professional development opportunities, as well as regular networking events.

You are also part of a constantly evolving alumni community that provides unlimited networking opportunities. You can reach out to more than 50,000 like-minded international business people through Alliance MBS’ online community portal, Alliance MBS Network Online, or via social networking platforms LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


Motohide Okuda

Thanks to attentive support from current students, MBA admissions and the International Society we settled into our new life very smoothly, and quickly built up an extensive network. Advice from people who knew the city helped us choose a good nursery for our daughter. I have been impressed by the education system in Manchester and the quality of healthcare, both very important for families.

Motohide Okuda

Full-time MBA 2011