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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.

Our MBA course gives you the flexibility to study over 18 or 15 months. You will have access to personal career support, an international alumni network, electives at five 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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Full-time MBA course content

All candidates study the same core programme - the rest is up to you. You can study the Manchester Full-time MBA in 18 or 15 months, with opportunities to speed up or slow down your MBA at select points during the programme. Please explore the programme below or view the MBA course overview »


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?

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Find out more about how The Manchester MBA can transform your career. Read our latest Full-time MBA Employment Report >>

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Example hiring companies


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Financial services

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Pharma, biotech & healthcare

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Fees & funding

Tuition fees for the Full-time MBA are £48,000.

The fees are the same whether you complete the Full-time MBA in 18 or 15 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. 

University of Manchester Alumni Bursary (20% 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.


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Lendwise is  a specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance for UK residents who are looking to fund their postgraduate studies at top universities.

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 >>

Living expenses

Estimated living expenses for a single student (including accommodation) are £1,100 per month. Manchester is widely considered the UK’s most prominent centre for business and culture outside of the capital. However, the cost of living in Manchester is significantly lower than in London and many major European capital cities. Manchester is also the most liveable city in the UK according to The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2019.

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Entry requirements

  • Good undergraduate degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory GMAT® or 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.

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 MBA candidates from all over the world. We also host Full-time MBA study tours in Dubai and Shanghai.
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