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Alliance Manchester Business School
United Kingdom
European MBA

The Manchester MBA - who will you become?

Since our inception in the 1960's, Alliance Manchester Business School has developed a worldwide reputation for providing exceptional business and management education. Today, our intensive Full-time MBA delivers the competitive edge, international experience and added value other programmes simply cannot match - with the flexibility to complete in 18, 15 or 12 months

Our applied, practical approach ensures you get a thorough grounding in business theory, then the opportunity to put it into practice with live consultancy projects and internships with high-profile, global companies. No matter which pathway you choose – 18, 15 or 12 months - you will have the same rigorous and transformational MBA experience.

Our unique hands-on approach to learning means you will get up to 900 client-facing hours* during the programme - providing you with an opportunity to test your theories immediately in real world situations and ensuring you won't feel completely removed from the commercial world.

The Full-time MBA programme includes:

  • Not-for-Profit Project with real client in NFP sector
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Project
  • Commercial Business Project with real client in business sector
  • Internship (optional, usually paid)*
  • International Exchange Programme (optional)**
  • Electives in Manchester or with our Global MBA in Dubai, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore (optional)
  • Additional Business Simulation project  (optional)*
  • International Business Project with a multinational*

* 18 and 15 month pathways only / ** 18 month pathway only

The Manchester MBA is transformational. Not only do we prepare you to become outstanding business leaders/entrepreneurs, we also place an important emphasis on people and how to manage and motivate them successfully. We achieve this through our intellectually stimulating classroom teaching combined with real-life client projects and the development of management/leadership skills.

Alliance MBS is consistently ranked as one of the World's leading schools. According to the FT, MBA students can expect a 96% salary increase three years after graduation. Alliance MBS is also placed at 12th in the world for career progress Forbes (ROI): 6th in the world, outside the US.

In the important UK government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), MBS is ranked second of all UK universities for research power and 4th for depth and breadth of research. Our original research is transferred to our MBAs through the quality of our teaching particularly in the MBA electives. 

Programme Info

Programme Title: Full-time MBA Programme
Type of Course: Full-time MBA
Course Duration: 18 months (with options to complete in 15 or 12 months)
Starting Date: September 2017
Application Deadline: Staged Admissions (see MBS website for stage deadlines). Final deadlines: 5 June 2017 (non-EU) and 3 July 2017 (EU)
Accreditation: Triple Accreditation: AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS
Rankings: Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2015: The 2016 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 7th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th in the world.

Ratio of applicants to places: 5:1
Number of nationalities: 25 countries
Male: Female Ratio: 69%/31%
Age Range (middle 80%): 25-35 
Average Age: 29
Length of Work Experience: average 6 years (mid 80% range 3 - 10 years) Admission Requirements Minimum years of work experience: 3 years (with evidence of good career progression and leadership)
University degree: Bachelor (or substantial work experience)
GMAT Range: 500-770 
GMAT Average: 625
Median GMAT: 640
English test: TOEFL IBT 90 /IELTS 6.5 /CPE 
References: 2 (work related)
Language fluency: English Costs Application fees: N/A
Tuition fees (for complete programme 18 months): 42,000 UK Pounds 
Estimate for living expenses (for complete programme 18-months): 17,280 UK Pounds (approx. 23,000 USD)
Scholarships available: 20,000, 10,000 & 5,000 UK Pounds (no additional application required, min GMAT 600)  







As a Manchester MBA graduate, you will be part of a global community which is proud to be associated with the School and dedicated to improving the MBA for current and future students.

With over 50,000 alumni across 169 countries, our global footprint reaches high-performing individuals in business, management, governance and industry all around the world.


Your connection with our alumni community begins as soon as you step through the door and continues long after you leave. You will benefit from constantly evolving networking opportunities with an increasing number of likeminded people as our alumni base grows.




Address: Alliance Manchester Business School,
Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 275 6414 
Dean: Professor Fiona Devine
MBA Academic Programme Director: Prof Elaine Ferneley
MBA Admission Director: Helen Dowd, Full-timeMBA.

















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