Alliance Manchester Business School Full-time MBA

United Kingdom
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
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About Alliance Manchester Business School Full-time MBA

The Manchester MBA is an incredible journey. You will push yourself beyond your comfort zone and achieve more than you thought possible. The experience will be rigorous, intense and life-changing. But you will be reaping the rewards during the programme and long after graduation.

The Manchester MBA - who will you become?

Since our inception in the 1960's, Alliance Manchester Business School has developed a worldwide reputation for providing exceptional business and management education. Today, our intensive Full-time MBA delivers the competitive edge, international experience and added value other programmes simply cannot match - with the flexibility to complete in 18, 15 or 12 months

Our applied, practical approach ensures you get a thorough grounding in business theory, then the opportunity to put it into practice with live consultancy projects and internships with high-profile, global companies. No matter which pathway you choose – 18, 15 or 12 months - you will have the same rigorous and transformational MBA experience.

Our unique hands-on approach to learning means you will get up to 900 client-facing hours* during the programme - providing you with an opportunity to test your theories immediately in real world situations and ensuring you won't feel completely removed from the commercial world.

Programme Presentation

The Full-time MBA programme includes:

  • Not-for-Profit Project with real client in NFP sector
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Project
  • Commercial Business Project with real client in business sector
  • Internship (optional, usually paid)*
  • International Exchange Programme (optional)**
  • Electives in Manchester or with our Global MBA in Dubai, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore (optional)
  • Additional Business Simulation project (optional)*
  • International Business Project with a multinational*
    * 18 and 15 month pathways only / ** 18 month pathway only

    The Manchester MBA is transformational. Not only do we prepare you to become outstanding business leaders/entrepreneurs, we also place an important emphasis on people and how to manage and motivate them successfully. We achieve this through our intellectually stimulating classroom teaching combined with real-life client projects and the development of management/leadership skills.

    Alliance MBS is consistently ranked as one of the World's leading schools. According to the FT, MBA students can expect a 96% salary increase three years after graduation. Alliance MBS is also placed at 12th in the world for career progress Forbes (ROI): 6th in the world, outside the US.

    In the important UK government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), MBS is ranked second of all UK universities for research power and 4th for depth and breadth of research. Our original research is transferred to our MBAs through the quality of our teaching particularly in the MBA electives.

  • What Recent Grads Say

    As a Manchester MBA graduate, you will be part of a global community which is proud to be associated with the School and dedicated to improving the MBA for current and future students.

    With over 50,000 alumni across 169 countries, our global footprint reaches high-performing individuals in business, management, governance and industry all around the world.

    Your connection with our alumni community begins as soon as you step through the door and continues long after you leave. You will benefit from constantly evolving networking opportunities with an increasing number of likeminded people as our alumni base grows.


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    Quick Stats
    Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2015: The 2016 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 7th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th in the world.
    Full-time MBA Programme
    18 months (with options to complete in 15 or 12 months)
    September 2017
    Application Deadline: Staged Admissions.
    Final deadlines: 5 June 2017 (non-EU) and 3 July 2017 (EU)
    50 000 EUR
    Estimate for living expenses (for complete programme 18-months): 20 500 EUR (approx. 23,000 USD)
    24 000 EUR, 12 000 EUR & 6 000 EUR (no additional application required, min GMAT 600)
    Admission Requirements
    average 6 years (mid 80% range 3 - 10 years), minimum years of work experience: 3 years (with evidence of good career progression and leadership)
    TOEFL IBT 90 /IELTS 6.5 /CPE
    2 (work related)
    University degree: Bachelor (or substantial work experience)
    GMAT Range: 500-770
    GMAT Average: 625
    Median GMAT: 640
    Student Body
    Ratio of applicants to places: 5:1
    Number of nationalities: 25 countries
    Male: Female Ratio: 69%/31%
    Age Range (middle 80%): 25-35
    Average Age: 29
    Alliance Manchester Business School,
    Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
    +44 (0) 161 275 6414
    Dean: Professor Fiona Devine
    MBA Academic Programme Director: Prof Elaine Ferneley
    MBA Admission Director: Helen Dowd, Full-time MBA.
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