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The Manchester Full-time MBA Degree

Are you an ambitious professional looking to transform yourself, your career and your life?

The Manchester Full-time MBA degree is one of the world's most practical MBA programmes. You will gain unbeatable experience for your CV by taking on three consultancy projects with real clients. It doesn't get more hands-on than that. 

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Our MBA course gives you the flexibility to study over 18, 15 or 12 months. You will benefit from personal career support, an international alumni network, electives at six global centres, internship opportunities and more. Plus, you will join a diverse, supportive community of MBA students from around the world. This is a great opportunity to study at one of the UK's most popular universities, at the heart of one of the UK's most exciting cities.



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The Manchester Full-time MBA could help you change industry, secure a promotion, boost your salary or relocate to a new country. Where will it take you?

Class of 2018 employment destinations

  • 92% of 2018 graduates seeking a role had accepted an offer by the end of the year
  • 44% remained in the UK
  • 19% are working in the technology industry, 22% in consulting, 21% in finance

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Our recruiters include:


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Financial services

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Pharma, biotech & healthcare

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"“The MBA was a once in-a-lifetime experience for me. I made an international network, worked for important clients through consulting projects and had so much fun during the journey. Thanks to the Postgraduate Careers Service I found an internship at HSBC, which I managed to extend to one year. Finally, the bank offered me a full-time job in Corporate Sales in the Global Banking and Markets division. This experience has showed me how to do business at a global scale in the world financial capital: Canary Wharf.” - Estefani Ortecho Osorio, Peruvian, Class of 2017, Sales Manager, HSBC, New York 

View our 2019 employment report

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Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees for the Full-time MBA are £44,000.

The fees are the same whether you complete the Full-time MBA in 18, 15 or 12 months. Fees cover the total tuition cost and include stage one core course textbooks. Living expenses are additional.


Every year, we offer a range of scholarships to reward and nurture the brightest MBA talent. All self-financing applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship. We also offer a number of additional scholarships that require a separate scholarship application. 

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University of Manchester Alumni Bursay (15% discount)

If you have successfully graduated from a degree at the University of Manchester or UMIST, you can receive an alumni loyalty bursary, which is a 20% discount on the tuition fees that you are personally funding.


We understand that your MBA comes with a significant financial investment and encourage you to explore all available funding opportunities. 


Lendwise is  a specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance for UK residents who are looking to fund their postgraduate studies at top universities. For Alliance Manchester Business School, North American and EU nationals will also be considered for a Lendwise loan. 

Students who are approved for a Lendwise loan will have access to a grace period that allows for repayment to start after graduation. The interest rate offered will depend on the overall applicant profile and the application process is entirely online. Please contact Lendwise directly to apply >>.

Prodigy Finance

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Prodigy offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools. To view more details, please visit the Prodigy website.

Living expenses

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

Did you know?

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Manchester is widely considered the UK’s most prominent centre for business and culture outside of the capital.

The cost of living in Manchester is significantly lower than in London and many major European capital cities.

Manchester has been voted the most liveable city in the UK in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘Global Liveability Survey’.

Entry requirements

  • Good undergraduate degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory GMAT® and GRE® or MAT score
  • Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement
  • Professional skills and competencies
  • International exposure (valued)
  • Entrepreneurial experience (valued)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and personal qualities
  • Proof of English competency (excludes nationals of English speaking countries / Bachelors from English speaking countries)

Please read our full entry requirements before you apply.

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Admission route for applicants without a degree

If you do not have a degree, it may be possible to gain a place without the specified academic qualifications. Please view our full entry requirements for further information >> 

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We're well connected

Although you will be based in Manchester, you can still take advantage of our global network. You will have the option to travel to any of our overseas centres to study electives. This is a great opportunity to learn and network with senior Global Part-time MBA candidates from all over the world. We also host Full-time MBA study tours in Dubai and Shanghai.
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