A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for ambitious professionals who already have some business experience and are looking for a way to take their career to the next level.
With courses specifically designed for those looking at a career in finance or digital management there are plenty of options out there. If you haven’t yet decided what career route you want to go down, then a general MBA will allow you to learn business skills that can be used in any industry.
But how exactly does the MBA course work? We’ve looked into the key dates you need to be aware of, how to apply, the funding options available, and answered all the burning questions you may have about studying for an MBA.
Here’s all the other important information you need to be aware of.
When are the application dates?
There are two intakes each year; one in January and another in October.
It is advised that you apply early, as there are limited spaces on the MBA courses. You can apply for the course using our online application form.
I will still have to work alongside my studies. What are my options?
It is common to worry about how to juggle your work and studies, but there are plenty of options available to you when studying an MBA. Firstly, you can choose whether to study a 24-month course or an accelerated 18-month program.
The option you choose will vary entirely on your circumstances outside of studying. If you think you will need a bit of time to complete the workload then perhaps the 24-month course will be best for you.
Both programs include 18 days of face-to-face teaching, which are delivered in six 3-day blocks. This is so you can easily arrange your work life around your studies.
There’s more information about the MBA timetables here.
What are my funding options?
There’s a lot to consider when investing in your studies, but it’s a big decision that will ultimately pay off.
The options available to you include part-funding, self-funding, and employee scholarships, where your employer will help invest in your future by contributing towards part of your course fees. Look into the options available to you and see which could be the most beneficial to you.
Manchester Met funds a number of different MBA scholarships available to UK, EU, and international students that will help reduce your tuition fees. Scholarships can include corporate schemes, but keep an eye on the resource hub for information on the latest available scholarships.
If you’re looking for additional information on what funding opportunities are available for you, take a look at our guide to funding your MBA.
What are the entry requirements?
An MBA is catered towards professionals, so it’s important to already have some business acumen. There are two criterias when it comes to the entry requirements for Manchester Met's MBA programs.
You don’t even need to have a university degree to earn a place. Those with significant managerial experience and a record of achievement in Business and Leadership will also be considered.
Candidates will be required to provide an employer reference to help support their application and should be proficient in English. If English is not your first language, you will need to provide relevant documents proving your English ability.
Our entry requirements page has all the additional information you’ll need.
Why study an MBA in Manchester?
Manchester is fastly becoming one of the most innovative cities in the United Kingdom, providing a wealth of business opportunities for ambitious individuals.
Over the next few years, Manchester is set to overtake Berlin and Paris for employment growth, and there are plenty of venues and places to visit which will help you throughout your studies, proving the city is both exciting and at the centre of business development.
Ready to study for an MBA?
An MBA will set you apart from everybody else. You will show your employer that you mean business and that you take your career incredibly seriously.
Throughout your course, you will learn vital skills such as leadership, management, and how to handle risk, all of which will put you in good stead for the rest of your career and fully prepare you for a senior management role.
What are you waiting for? If you still have any questions about our MBA program, contact us.