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MBA Business Administration / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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

Academic entry qualification overview

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. 

Please see the Full-Time MBA entry requirements .

Young Potential Leaders (YPL)

To be considered for the Young Potential Leader entry route on the Full-time MBA programme you must:

- Be a British citizen

- Hold a first class bachelor's degree  or  a bachelor's degree with upper second class results from a Russell Group University and a Masters degree with distinction from a Russell Group University

- Have less than three years' work experience and be a British citizen

For more details, please see our full Young Potential Leaders 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.

How to apply:

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.

A practical experience with 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 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MBA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £42,000 (Fee Collected by School)
    International students (per annum): £42,000 (Fee Collected by School)

Additional expenses

Estimated living expenses for a single student (including accommodation):18 month pathway:  £17,280  | 15 month pathway:  £14,333 |   12 month pathway:  £11,520


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
+44 (0)161 275 6414
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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