The Manchester Full-time MBA Degree
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.
in Europe (FT 2018)
average salary increase after 3 years (FT 2018)
client consultancy projects
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?
98% average salary increase three years after graduating (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018)
£123,484 average weighted salary three years after graduating (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018)
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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Our recruiters include:
Pharma, biotech & healthcare
"“The MBA was a once in-a-lifetime experience for me. I made an international network, worked for important clients through consulting projects and had so much fun during the journey. Thanks to the Postgraduate Careers Service I found an internship at HSBC, which I managed to extend to one year. Finally, the bank offered me a full-time job in Corporate Sales in the Global Banking and Markets division. This experience has showed me how to do business at a global scale in the world financial capital: Canary Wharf.” - Estefani Ortecho Osorio, Peruvian, Class of 2017, Sales Manager, HSBC, UK
Class of 2017: Location of accepted roles:
- UK: 45%
- Asia: 16%
- South America: 15%
- Central America & Caribbean: 4%
- Australia & Oceana: 3%
- Middle East & Africa: 1%
- North America: 1%
Class of 2017: Sector of accepted roles:
- Technology: 24%
- Manufacturing & engineering: 19%
- Consulting: 16%
- Financial Services: 15%
- Healthcare: 9%
- Retail: 6%
- Other: 3%
- Transporation & logistics: 3%
- Consumer packaged goods: 1%
- Media & entertainment: 1%
- Non-profit: 1%
- Real estate: 1%
Fees & scholarships
Tuition fees for the 2018 Full-time MBA are £44,000.
The fees are the same whether you complete the Full-time MBA in 18, 15 or 12 months. Fees cover the total tuition cost and include stage one core course textbooks. Living expenses are additional.
Every year, we offer a range of scholarships to reward and nurture the brightest MBA talent. All self-financing applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship. We also offer a number of additional scholarships that require a separate scholarship application.
All graduates of the University of Manchester or UMIST receive a loyalty bursary. This is a 20% discount on the tuition fees that they are personally funding.
We understand that your MBA comes with a significant financial investment and encourage you to explore all available funding opportunities. In addition to our range of scholarships, Prodigy Finance* is one option. Accepted Full-time MBA students can apply for a loan with Prodigy, a company that offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools.
— To view more details, please visit the Prodigy website.
Estimated living expenses for a single student (including accommodation) are £1,100 per month.
Did you know?
Manchester is widely considered the UK’s most prominent centre for business and culture outside of the capital.
The cost of living in Manchester is significantly lower than in London and many major European capital cities.
Manchester has been voted the most liveable city in the UK in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘Global Liveability Survey’.
Entry is competitive and we take a holistic view when we evaluate candidates. We’re looking for the most talented MBAs with the highest potential.
We’re not just looking for candidates with the most experience or the best test scores. We use a wide variety of criteria to evaluate applications, including academic credentials, fast career progression, leadership characteristics and entrepreneurial talent. We also assess your potential to contribute to and enhance your class’s professional and cultural diversity.
Please read our full entry requirements before you apply.
Entry requirements at a glance
- Good undergraduate degree or international equivalent
- Satisfactory GMAT® and GRE® or MAT score
- Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement
- Professional skills and competencies
- International exposure (valued)
- Entrepreneurial experience (valued)
- Strong team player
- Excellent communication skills
- Emotional intelligence and personal qualities
- Proof of English competency (excludes nationals of English speaking countries / Bachelors from English speaking countries)
Admission route for applicants without a degree
If you do not have a degree, it may be possible to gain a place without the specified formal academic qualifications. Please view our full entry requirements for further information >>
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Each year the new Full-time MBA class takes part in a 'hustle', where students pitch to win a coveted Vice President role on the student council. The student council was established to enhance the class’s student experience and consists of the President, VP Careers, VP Communications, VP Community, VP Finance, VP Social and VP Sports.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
We met with Ajay Singh, Special Advisor at Japex, Japan after he visited the business school to talk to our current MBA class
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
At the latest Global MBA workshops in Manchester, we caught up with some students to find out more about their experience ten months into the programme
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Read how the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA made Leonard Zheng a more rounded professional
Friday, November 9, 2018
The rise of the “accidental manager” emerged as the key theme of a recent breakfast briefing at Alliance Manchester Business School which saw business decision makers meet to learn more about senior leader apprenticeships
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
“Since studying the MBA, my communication style has improved, I see the bigger picture more easily and I understand ‘high-level thinking’ in senior meetings better." Read how Owen Lloyd, Global MBA 2017 is applying his MBA as he progresses in his career at Bentley Motors.
Friday, July 27, 2018
On Friday 27th July, the University of Manchester China Centre Director, Ms. Sherry Fu was interviewed by Tencent Education for her views on transnational education and an increasingly popular learning format: blending digital classrooms and highly interactive face-to-face workshops.