Business Administration MBA
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Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview:
Normally an honours degree, or the equivalent, from any academic background. If you do not have a first degree, you may be eligible if you have significant work experience.
If you are applying under the Young Potential Leaders's entry-route then a First Class honours degree is required.
If English is not your first language you are required to prove your competency in English and take an English language test. Meeting the English language test minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. We use a combination of indicators to assess your English level including: English Language test, GMAT verbal and analytical writing assessment score and your interview.
You may be eligible for an exemption. Check our current English language requirements.
Other international entry requirements: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.
Relevant work experience:
You need to have at least 3 years post-graduate work experience to apply to the programme. Gaining this experience, before you start your MBA, will benefit your studies and employment prospects, as well as the return on your investment. We admit high quality candidates with the talent and potential to become effective business and management leaders.
In certain circumstances we will consider applicants with at least two years' post-graduation work experience.British applicantswithout work experience can be considered for our Young Potential Leaders entry route (see below).
Young Potential Leaders: Full-time MBA opportunity
At Manchester Business School, we believe there is an essential need to invest in and develop young British* talent who can rise to the future challenges of the global business environment and make a real difference as socially responsible business managers and leaders.
With the aim of nurturing and fast-tracking future talent, we have decided to provide Full-time MBA programme opportunities for up to ten very talented high-flyers who have less than three-years' post-graduation work experience. These individuals will demonstrate high potential for rapid career advancement and a track record of using their talent to improve society.
* To be considered, you need to be a permanent British resident (i.e. the UK is your main place of residence) for a consecutive period of three years prior to the start of the Full-time MBA programme (28 August 2012).
Young Potential Leaders entry-route
Other entry requirements:
We require all our applicants to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test), regardless of nationality, education and professional background. We take a holistic view when we evaluate your application and your GMAT score is just one of several admissions criteria.
find out more about the GMAT