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MBA Business Administration / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
18, 15 or 12 months full-time
Entry requirements

We normally look for an honours degree, or the equivalent, from any academic background plus a minimum of three years' postgraduate work experience with strong career progression.  If you do not have a first degree, you may be eligible if you have significant work experience. 

For more details please see our Full-time MBA entry requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Class size is circa 100 students typically from 30 nationalities.

How to apply

The Manchester Full-time MBA has a tailored application form. Please do not complete an application using the general University of Manchester postgraduate application form.

For more information please see the 'Full-time MBA application process'

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

18, 15 or 12 months that will transform you, your career and your life

With six months of live client projects - more than any other MBA - the Manchester MBA is an experience of a lifetime. Our programme offers personalised careers support, an international study environment, six global centres, the flexibility to customise your MBA and more. It will change the way you do business, forever.

The Manchester Method - a practical, situation-based learning approach unlike any other, the Manchester Method is learning by doing.

 Everything you learn at Alliance Manchester Business School can be applied directly to your working life. We don't just give you the theory; we show you how to use it to get immediate results.

This unique, hands-on approach to learning can give you more client-facing hours than any other MBA programme - so you can test theories in real-world situations and stay connected to business.

Discover what a Full-time Manchester MBA student will experience on the Alliance Manchester Business School website.  

Open days

You can meet us in person at MBA fairs worldwide or virtually at an online information session. We also hold regular information sessions in both Manchester and London which include programme presentations, taster lectures and Q&A sessions with students and alumni. Please visit our  website  to see our list of forthcoming events and reserve your place.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MBA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £43,000 (Fee Collected by School)
    International students (per annum): £43,000 (Fee Collected by School)

Additional expenses

Estimated living expenses for a single student (including accommodation) are £1,100 per month.


A range of part-tuition fee scholarships and bursaries are available for British, EEA, and international candidates, as well as for candidates with specific industry backgrounds.

Please check the  Alliance MBS website  for the most recent information.

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Rupert Liddington
+44 (0)161 275 6338
Academic department overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

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