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Full-time MBA student life

We want you to have fun, relax, get fit, experience new cultures and make friends for life. From sports clubs to social events, there are lots of opportunities to immerse yourself in life beyond the classroom. We view extra-curricular activities as an integral part of your experience and we encourage you to get involved in as many as possible.

Manchester facts


hours by train to London


direct flights from Manchester airport


national parks within easy reach, plus countryside, historic towns and the coast

MBA extra-curricular activities

You will have an unbeatable experience in Manchester. We strive to nurture a collegiate, friendly and supportive environment. This starts at induction with three days of team building in the beautiful Lake District. Throughout the programme, you can participate in a growing range of student-led MBA activities:

  • MBA student council election
  • MBA socials, e.g. Welcome Party, Diwali night, Latin night, Asian night, barbeques, 'Thirsty Thursdays'
  • MBA business summit, organised by a student committee
  • AMBS postgraduate business clubs, e.g. Energy, Women in Business, Technology, Finance, Consulting
  • International Football Challenge in Manchester (includes matches against top B-Schools, Old Trafford tour and party!)
  • MBA ball
  • MBA sports tournament in Paris. Discover more >>
  • 'Manchester Matters' - student-led speaker series in the style of 'Ted Talks'
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The University of Manchester

As a Manchester MBA, you will be part of The University of Manchester, the UK's largest single-site university. This gives you access to an impressive range of clubs, societies and services, including:

  • Over 80 sport and fitness activities, from athletics to Zumba. Discover more >>
  • More than 300 societies offering everything from knitting to scuba diving. Discover more >>
  • Wellbeing activities to boost your mood and help you stay calm and focused, e.g. annual Wellbeing Week, the Counselling Service and drop-in relaxation sessions. Discover more >>
  • The UK's largest Students' Union, a hub for student life on-campus. Discover more >>
  • Student volunteering opportunities to immerse you in the local community. Discover more >>
  • The International Society where you can meet students from all over the world studying at the UoM, Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University. You can also join trips all over the UK. Discover more >>

The City of Manchester

Manchester is a cosmopolitan, compact city and our campus is just a short walk from the city centre. It boasts a famous music scene, vibrant nightlife and a packed calendar of festivals and cultural events. The city is also home to excellent sports facilities, two world-class football teams, Lancashire County Cricket Club and the Great Britain cycling team. Discover more about the city >>


“I love the heritage in Manchester, there are so many museums and cultural events that you can attend. It’s an exciting time to be here with an increase in tech start-ups in the region and Media City based here.”

Florian Brückner (Class of 2016), Consultant, A.T. Kearney

Vice President Communications, Class of 2016

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