Deciding to study for an MBA can be one of the best choices you ever make, but there are a few things you need to consider and think about before you decide to take on the challenge.
To help you make the all-important decision, we’ve answered four of the most common questions we are usually asked from those who apply for our MBA programs and scholarships.
“What are my options in terms of funding my MBA?”
For UK and EU students, the current part-time tuition fees are £8,900 per year. This fee will remain the same for each year in which you study, providing that you complete it within the normal consecutive timeframe.
There are many options available to you which can help to fund your course. Scholarships are a great example, and are awarded to those who have real potential to make change in the business world.
Our current scholarships provide up to £6,000 off the full MBA fee, which can make a real difference. It's not long until the deadlines for our current Northern Powerhouse and Women In Business scholarships arrive, so you'll need to act fast.
Our guide to funding your MBA looks into some of the other funding options that might be available to you, including sponsorship from your employer and part-funding.
“Who can study for an MBA?”
An MBA is designed for ambitious professionals who are keen to work their way up the career ladder and who are already well-established in their areas of business.
If you match the statement above, then it’s quite likely that an MBA could be the perfect decision for you. Find out how you can get ahead with an MBA for more information on what the course entails.
“I have to work alongside studying, so what can I do?”
There is plenty of flexibility available to you when you choose to study for an MBA.
As standard, an MBA is studied part-time over the course of 24 months. This usually works out at around 18 days of face-to-face learning, which is delivered within three-day blocks every 6 to 8 weeks.
Although the course is taught part-time, it’s important to find the perfect work-life balance and to ensure that you can fit your studies around you and your lifestyle.
“Why should I choose to study in Manchester?”
Manchester is a city rich in history and culture, but one that is also thriving as a modern business hub, and can therefore play a key role in boosting your career potential.
Recently being nicknamed 'the Digital City', Manchester is the perfect place for anyone wanting to make their voice heard in the digital sector. Over the next decade, it’s estimated that the number of jobs in the digital sector will increase by 23,000 – offering plenty of career potential.
With plenty to see and do, Manchester is the place to be in terms of studying and career progression.
The Possibilities Are Endless
With an MBA, you will be a worthy asset to any company that you work for.
With flexible learning opportunities, a thriving city full of culture, funding options, and the opportunities it can lead to, studying for an MBA could be the best decision you ever make.