Entry requirements

Normally at least three years' full-time work experience after graduation (from completion of your undergraduate degree to commencing the MBA), as well as an undergraduate degree, GMAT score, and English language test (if applicable). If you have less than three years full-time work experience, but consider yourself as a future Young potential leader, then we provide opportunities for up to ten very talented British high-flyers to take the Full-time MBA Programme. These individuals will demonstrate high potential for rapid career advancement and a track record of using their talent to improve society.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have the stamina to take it on, the Manchester Full-time MBA can help you transform your career and change your life in 18 months. We ensure you get a thorough grounding in business theory, then give you the opportunities to put it into practice with international projects, live consultancy work and internships with high profile, multinational corporations. Take your international experience up a level with one of the strongest and largest international exchange programmes in the world.

Our unique, hands-on approach to learning gives you more client-facing hours than almost any other MBA course - nearly six months' worth - so you can test theories immediately in real world situations and won't feel completely removed from the commercial environment.

The MBA is the first step of your journey; where you are at the end is up to you. If you have the determination to build your own networks and develop your own career opportunities, our dedicated MBA Careers Service have the contacts, resources and expert guidance to help you achieve your career goals.

We hold events on-campus and internationally, so please check our website for the dates of when we will be in a city near you: www.mbs.ac.uk/mba

Information for international students

90% of students on the f/t MBA are from 40+ countries outside the UK. International students are encouraged to apply and will be assisted in finding accommodation. Proficiency in both spoken and written English is essential and supporting evidence such as TOEFL or IELTS may be requested.

Fees and funding

A range of part-tuition fee scholarships are available for British, EEA, and international candidates, as well as for candidates with specific industry backgrounds.

Please check the MBS website for most most recent information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Grp. Proj. Rep. & Man. Present40

Course contact details

MBA Admissions
+44 (0)161 275 6414
+44 (0)161 275 6556