Business Administration MBA
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If you have the stamina to take it on, the Manchester MBA (full-time) can help you transform your career and change your life in 18 months. We ensure you get a thorough grounding in business theory, then give you the opportunities to put it into practice with international projects, live consultancy work and internships with high profile, multinational corporations. Take your international experience up a level with one of the strongest and largest international exchange programmes in the world.
Our unique, hands-on approach to learning gives you more client-facing hours than almost any other MBA course - nearly six months' worth - so you can test theories immediately in real world situations and won't feel completely removed from the commercial environment.
The MBA is the first step of your journey; where you are at the end is up to you. If you have the determination to build your own networks and develop your own career opportunities, our dedicated MBA Careers Service have the contacts, resources and expert guidance to help you achieve your career goals.
Course unit details
Stage 1: Analysing business problems (first 9-months)
The aim of this stage is to equip you with the tools for analysing business problems and introduce you to the concept of applied learning through project work. A number of core courses cover the basic disciplines of business and management. You will be involved in three major projects: the Not-for-Profit Project, Mergers and Acquisitions Project and the UK Consultancy Project. In addition, the Skills for Successful Management module aims to develop your practical interpersonal and management skills. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, tutorials and group project work.
This stage must be successfully completed in order for students to progress to the next stage.
Stage 2: Tailoring your journey (final 9-months)
The aim of this stage is to allow you to tailor your journey and deepen your knowledge in specialist subject areas. You will have the opportunity to select a path from a range of options that include internships, international exchange, electives and group projects. This leads to the final stage and highlight of your MBA journey: the International Business Project.
Test yourself to the limit with the International Business Project - working with four or five of your fellow students as a consultancy team for a large international organisation. You will bid for clients' work and travel the world - expenses paid - to research and complete your project. The choice of project is yours - either bid to win one of the wide choice of projects supplied by Manchester Business School, or source your own if you prefer.
Detailed programme information and course structure
Scholarships and bursaries
A range of part-tuition fee scholarships are available for British, EEA, and international candidates, as well as for candidates with specific industry backgrounds.
Scholarships are generally awarded at £5,000, £15,000 or £20,000. A small amount of larger scholarships are available for highly-exceptional candidates who attend an assessment centre. Please check the MBS website for most most recent information.
Manchester Loyalty Bursary
The following candidates will be eligible for a Manchester Business School Loyalty Bursary: 20% discount on the Full-time MBA programme tuition fee (£37,400 for September 2012 entry)
- If you hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from the University of Manchester (or former UMIST).
- If you have successfully completed the Manchester Business School High Flyers Programme.
The Alumni Bursary discount will be applied to the fees remaining after any scholarship has been awarded.
What our students say
Our students come from across the globe to study for the Manchester Full-time MBA. The diversity of cultures, languages and backgrounds adds to their rich experience.
Read our Student testimonials.