MBA Manchester Full-Time MBA / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course description

The Manchester MBA develops socially-responsible leaders who can navigate global challenges. We will teach you to reflect intelligently in real business situations and on your own professional development.

Key features

  • Study over 18 or 15 months
  • Take on 3 live client consultancy projects
  • Get the global edge: international cohort; overseas client consultancy; study abroad opportunities; and alumni in 176 countries
  • Build your own MBA: options include internship; Shanghai and Dubai study tours; elective courses in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Shanghai and Singapore; and international exchange
  • Focus on social responsibility
  • Access career support and mentoring

Key benefits

This holistic MBA degree will help you:

  • Develop critical thinking, creativity and confidence
  • Boost your collaboration and communication skills
  • Learn to navigate uncertain, complex situations
  • Improve your resilience


Our MBA programme produces creative, resilient and socially-responsibly graduates who will thrive in the technological age. We  continuously update our curriculum to ensure it focuses on the business challenges you will face as a leader, now and in the future. You will learn to navigate uncertainty and confidently take on complex challenges.

Teaching and learning

We have been an expert in applied learning since the 1960s. Our renowned Manchester Method focuses on group work, practice-based learning and reflection. We don't just give you the theory; we show you how to use it to get immediate results.

The Manchester Method in action

  • Four days of team building activities in the Lake District
  • Group work with a diverse class
  • Three increasingly complex live client consultancy projects: Not-for-Profit Consultancy Project > Commercial Business Consultancy Project > International Business Consultancy Project
  • 10-12 week internship (optional)
  • Regular reflective sessions with an external practitioner
  • Simulated Mergers & Acquisitions Project
  • Practical case studies
  • Guest Speaker Series and business networking

Course unit details

You can study the Full-time MBA over 18 or 15 months and all candidates follow the same core programme. You will build the rest of your MBA around the fields that interest you.

Core courses

Our core programme will give you a thorough grounding in key areas of business and management and challenge you to take on three group consultancy projects with real clients. You will study the following courses:

  • Leading and Managing in a Global Environment
  • Business Accounting and Finance
  • Strategy and Competition
  • Operations and Marketing
  • Exploring Management & Business Practice
  • Not-for-Profit Consultancy Project
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Project
  • Commercial Business Consultancy Project
  • International Business Consultancy Project

Design your MBA

This is your chance to build a personal MBA experience, whether you're looking to explore a new industry, make contacts overseas or develop knowledge and skills in a specific area. You will choose from the following options:

  • Electives with workshops in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Shanghai and Singapore
  • 8-12 week internship
  • Global study tour to our centres in Dubai and/or Shanghai

For full programme information, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a generous range of scholarships every year and all self-funding applicants are automatically considered as part of the admissions process. To view a full list of scholarships, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website .

All graduates of the University of Manchester or UMIST receive a loyalty bursary. This is a 20% discount on the tuition fees that they are personally funding.

What our students say

'The AMBS community supported me throughout the journey. I was helped by seniors from different parts of the world, who provided insight and guidance during the recruiting process. In addition, the career service was hands-on in offering consultation and connecting me to the right people.'

Josephine Audreylia, Indonesian

Associate, McKinsey & Co, Jakarta

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:

CPD opportunities

Extend your learning and boost your CPD after you graduate with a complimentary elective, which includes a 3-day workshop at any of our global locations.