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Kelley-Manchester Global MBA application process

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our next cohort of MBAs, complete our simple online application form.

Next intake: July 2018

Final application deadline: 1st July 2018

We advise you to apply early. We operate a rolling admissions process, therefore your application will be considered as soon as you apply. Entry is competitive. Once the class is full, we will operate a waitlist. If no places become available we will defer your admission to the next intake.

Our friendly admissions team can advise you through every stage of the admission process. We can also put you in contact with current MBA students and alumni ambassadors. If you have any questions during the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us.

global@manchester.ac.uk +44 (0)161 275 7212

Kelley-Manchester Global MBA application process

Before starting your application please review the full entry requirements. Click here to view >>

  • Two work-related references
  • CV/résumé
  • Application essays
  • Degree / professional qualification documents
  • Proof of English competence

Before you apply, please read the 'Application documents: guidelines' section (below) for further details on what you need to supply for each element.

Create an account and complete the Global MBA application form. We will contact you when you start the application to provide support.

  • You will need to upload your CV/résumé to be able to submit your application.
  • You can prepare your essays offline and cut and paste them into the application form when you are ready.
  • You will be asked to include the contact details for your referees in the MBA application form. When your application has been submitted we will email your referees with a link to complete our official online MBA reference.
  • After submitting the form you will receive an automated receipt from reply@manchester.ac.uk. Please save this email to your contacts to make sure you receive our messages about your application.

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Submit all the elements from the checklist below to globalmba-admissions@manchester.ac.uk

Application documents checklist

  • Two work-related references
  • CV/résumé
  • Degree / professional qualification documents
  • Admissions Test report (GMAT/GRE) or request the Manchester Admissions Test
  • English language test report (if applicable)
  • Photo/name page from your passport

Before you apply, please read the 'Application documents: guidelines' section (below) for further details on what you need to supply for each element.

After submitting your application, both business schools will assess your application. We use a wide variety of entry criteria to evaluate applications, which are assessed using all the application elements: application form, references, CV/résumé, degree and professional qualifications, admission test score, English level and interview (if required).

Decisions are made by consensus of the admissions committees of Alliance Manchester Business School and Kelley School of Business. If your application is successful you will be offered a place on the joint Kelley-Manchester Global MBA. If all the elements of the joint MBA programme are completed successfully, meeting the requirements of each institution, you will be awarded a degree from both The University of Manchester and Indiana University.

To fulfil the admission requirements of the joint Kelley-Manchester Global MBA programme will also need to complete the Indiana University application form.

Indiana University Application Instructions

Send the original physical copies of your degree transcripts/certificates (not scanned or photocopied) with an official English translation (if applicable) to be validated by Indiana University. Send to:

Kelley School of Business
Attn: Laura Walter, EDP
1275 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
USA

To accept your place you will need to complete the acceptance form and pay a reservation fee of USD 3,000. The reservation is non-refundable, except if you do not meet the conditions stated in the offer or you are refused a visa to enter the US.

The induction and first residential workshop will be held at Kelley School of Business in Bloomington Indiana. If you require a visa to enter the United States, Kelley School of Business will provide the official documentation needed to apply.

Application documents: guidelines

You will need to upload your CV/résumé to be able to submit your application. It is an important part of our assessment. Your CV/résumé should ideally be no more than two pages in length and should include the following information:

Professional experience

  • Each job you have taken since graduating from your undergraduate degree (if you have one) in reverse chronological order, starting with your current position.
  • Include the month/year start and end date, job title, company name and salary for each position undertaken.
  • If you have worked in more than one position for the same company please show each position separately to highlight your career progression.
  • For each position, include bullet points of your key responsibilities and achievements.

Academic credentials

  • Details of all your qualifications; including your Bachelor’s degree, any Master's degree, postgraduate diplomas/specialisations and professional qualifications.
  • Any academic distinctions, honours or awards.

It is important that you submit your previous degree documents proving that you have been awarded the degree and the grade you achieved. We cannot assess your application and admit you to the programme until we have received these documents. After submitting the application form, please log back into the MBA Apply Portal to upload these documents.

You should submit a scanned copy of your official Bachelor's degree transcript and certificate (or Master's if you do not have a Bachelor's). All documents must be submitted in English. If the original document is not in English please provide a translation from a certified translator.

Your degree transcript should show:

  • the type of degree awarded
  • date of enrolment and date of graduation
  • the courses you took; the marks you achieved
  • your final result, GPA or average grade

If your transcript states that you have successfully completed and graduated and includes your final result, you do not need to also provide a certificate.

To be admitted to the programme you are also required to send the physical original copies of your degree transcripts/certificates (not scanned or photocopied) with an official English translation (if applicable) to:

Kelley School of Business
Attn: Laura Walter, EDP
1275 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
USA

If you have a professional qualification e.g. ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA, CIM, Professional Licence etc, please submit:

  • copy of your certificate proving you have the qualification
  • proof of your Professional Association membership (if applicable).

We reserve the right to contact your degree awarding institutions and/or professional associations for further information in connection with your application if required.

All applicants must take an admissions test. You can choose to take the Manchester Admissions Test (MAT), GMAT® or GRE®. You can select which test you prefer when you complete the application form. We will not assess your MBA application until we have received your admissions test result.

Manchester Admissions Test (MAT)

Most Global MBA candidates take the Manchester Admissions Test (MAT), which is designed and delivered by Talent Q. The MAT is completed online and you can take it at your convenience in your home, office or anywhere with a good internet connection.

You will complete three short assessments (verbal, numerical and logical). They do not require preparation and take around 45 minutes to complete.

We will provide you with a login and password to take the test after you submit your MBA application. The invitation will come from notifications@talentqgroup.com. Please save this email to your contacts so that the invitation does not get delivered to your junk email.

GMAT and GRE

GMAT and GRE require dedicated preparation to optimise your performance and you will need to register to take the test on a particular date in an official test centre. If you have already completed the GMAT or GRE, please enter your scores in the application form. If you are intending to take GMAT or GRE, you will need to enter your intended test date in order to submit the MBA application.

How will we use your result in our admissions decision?

The admissions test is only one of our admission criteria. We take a holistic view when we evaluate candidates and consider the ‘person’ rather than a score. We place more emphasis on your professional, academic and personal achievements; and your leadership and team-working skills. A very good result does not necessarily give a better chance of admission and a less strong result does not mean you cannot be admitted.

If you have taken an English test please provide the details of your score in the application form and email a copy of your score report. English competence is assessed throughout the admissions process. Please see our entry requirements for more information >>

We require a copy of the photo/name page in your passport to verify your identity and register you formally on the MBA programme.

You are required to submit two professional references and your application is not complete until they are received.

You will be asked to include the contact details for your referees in the MBA application form. When your application has been submitted we will email your referees to request them to complete our official MBA reference. We prefer one of your referees to be the person you report to in your current company. If you do not wish to inform your current employer that you are applying for the MBA you can use a referee from your previous company. We do not require academic references

 

If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly team:

global@mbs.ac.uk l +44 (0)161 275 7212

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