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.
Stage 1: Analysing business problems (first 9-months)
The aim of this stage is to equip you with the tools for analysing business problems and introduce you to the concept of applied learning through project work. A number of core courses cover the basic disciplines of business and management. You will be involved in three major projects: the Not-for-Profit Project, Mergers and Acquisitions Project and the UK Consultancy Project. In addition, the Skills for Successful Management module aims to develop your practical interpersonal and management skills. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, tutorials and group project work.
This stage must be successfully completed in order for students to progress to the next stage.
Stage 2: Tailoring your journey (final 9-months)
The aim of this stage is to allow you to tailor your journey and deepen your knowledge in specialist subject areas. You will have the opportunity to select a path from a range of options that include internships, international exchange, electives and group projects. This leads to the final stage and highlight of your MBA journey: the International Business Project.
Test yourself to the limit with the International Business Project - working with four or five of your fellow students as a consultancy team for a large international organisation. You will bid for clients' work and travel the world - expenses paid - to research and complete your project. The choice of project is yours - either bid to win one of the wide choice of projects supplied by Manchester Business School, or source your own if you prefer.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.