The Manchester MBA is an incredible journey. You will push yourself beyond your comfort zone and achieve more than you thought possible. The experience will be rigorous, intense and life-changing. But you will be reaping the rewards during the programme and long after graduation.
The Manchester MBA - who will you become?
Since our inception in the 1960’s, MBS has developed a worldwide reputation for providing exceptional business and management education. Today, our intensive 18 month Full-time MBA delivers the competitive edge, international experience and added value other shorter programmes simply cannot match.
Our applied, practical approach ensures you get a thorough grounding in business theory, then the opportunity to put it into practice with international projects, live consultancy work and internships with high-profile, global companies.
Our unique hands-on approach to learning means you will get up to six months of 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 18 month programme includes:
MBS is consistently ranked as one of the World's leading schools. We score particularly highly in rankings which show the value we can bring to your career:
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.
In the important UK government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), MBS is ranked first of all UK universities for research power in Business and Management and Finance and Accounting. Our original research is transferred to our MBAs through the quality of our teaching particularly in the MBA electives. The Financial Times ranks our PhD programme 1st in the World (Jan 2012).
The Manchester MBA programme is truly global in all aspects: class participants, teaching, company projects and alumni network. Request a brochure
Programme Title: Full-time MBA Programme
Type of Course: Full-time MBA
Course Duration: 18-months, including 3 month optional Internship and 3 month optional International Exchange
Starting Date: 27 August 2013
Application Deadline: Staged Admissions (see MBS website for stage deadlines). Final deadlines: 3 June 2013 (non-EU) and 8 July 2013 (EU)
Accreditation: Triple Accreditation: AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2012: Overall 31st in the World; international mobility 18th; international experience 21st.
Business Week ROI ranking (2010): 3rd in the World for return on investment on graduation.
Forbes ROI Ranking: 2nd in the World of all non-US programme for ROI 5 years after graduation (for programmes of more than 1 year).
Quality of our Research/Teaching:
The UK government prestigious Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) last conducted in 2008 ranked MBS 1st of all UK Business Schools for research power in Business and Management and Finance and Accounting.
Ratio of applicants to places: 5:1
Class Size (2012 entry): 113
Number of nationalities: 28 countries
Male: Female Ratio: 65%/35%
Age Range (middle 80%): 25-35
Average Age: 29
Length of Work Experience: average 6 years (mid 80% range 3 - 10 years)
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
Application fees: N/A
Tuition fees (for complete programme 18 months): 38,000 UK Pounds (approx 60,000 USD)
Estimate for living expenses (for complete programme 18-months): 15,200 UK Pounds (approx 24,000 USD)
Scholarships available: 20,000, 10,000 & 5,000 UK Pounds (no additional application required, min GMAT 600)
Address: Manchester Business School,
Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 275 6414
Dean: Prof Michael Luger
MBA Academic Programme Director: Prof Elaine Ferneley
MBA Admission Director: Helen Dowd, email@example.com