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Your Full-time MBA colleagues

Handpicked from across the globe, our MBAs are committed, driven and talented.

You will study with a diverse group of colleagues with impressive CVs and even more impressive ambitions. This is a unique opportunity to push yourself to your limits and build a global network of contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Class of 2018: at a glance


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Class of 2018: Nationalities

Every year, we attract candidates from all over the world to study with us in Manchester. This is an unrivalled opportunity to build global connections, explore new ways of doing business and develop cultural awareness that will be indispensable to your future career.

27% Latin America 4% North America
20% Eastern Asia 3% Middle East
12% United Kingdom 1% Southern Asia
16% South Eastern Asia 1% Central & Western Asia
9% India 1% Eastern Europe
6% Europe  

MBA class at Brathay

Manchester MBAs at Brathay, the Lake District National Park during induction

Class of 2018: Pre-MBA industries

The Manchester Full-time MBA attracts candidates from all industries - from aerospace and advertising to energy and entrepreneurship. Whether you're looking to progress in an existing industry or change direction completely, this diversity will expose you to new approaches and enrich your learning.

24% Banking & finance 3% Transportation & logistics
10% Consulting 2% Healthcare & medical
9% Manufacturing 2% Construction
8% Energy & utilities 2% Real estate
7% Other 1% Advertising & PR
6% IT 1% Aerospace
6% Retails 1% Chemical
5% FMCG & consumer goods 1% Entrepreneurship
5% Public sector 1% Pharma & biotech
3% Telecoms  
Female student talking

“The size and diversity of the class, plus events such as team building and the European MBA sports tournament, have allowed us to build lifelong relationships that will last well beyond the MBA.”

Maya Wilton (Class of 2017), Senior Financial Analyst, Amazon

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