Next intake: July 2017
Final application deadline: 12 June 2017
To apply for the part-time blended learning Global MBA programme at The University of Manchester, you need to complete the Global MBA application form, take an Admissions Test and submit your supporting documents.
Create and account and complete the Global MBA application form,
We will contact you when you start the application to provide support.
You will need to upload your CV/résumé to be able to submit your application.
You can prepare your essays off line and cut and paste them into the application form when you are ready. (See details of the essays below)
You will need to upload your CV/résumé to be able to submit your application. It is an important part of our assessment. Your CV/résumé should ideally be no more than two pages in length and should include the following information:
Essay 1: Your Professional Experience and Achievements (approx. 500 words)
Please describe your professional experience and career progression to date including the dates of any promotions and salary increases.
We would like to learn about the companies you have worked for, the breadth and depth of the knowledge you have acquired in the workplace, your key achievements, your management and international business experiences and the impact you have made in your different roles.
Particularly highlight the parts of your career that demonstrate any of the following:
Essay 2: Your aspirations (300 words)
To address the following questions:
What are your professional and personal aspirations and why is an MBA important in your plans?
Why have you chosen to apply for the Manchester MBA?
How do you think your current experience combined with the University of Manchester MBA will help you to achieve your aspirations?
Degree Transcript & Certificate
Please submit a scanned copy of your official Bachelor’s degree transcript and certificate (or Master’s if you do not have a Bachelor’s). You will need to show us your original transcript/certificate when you register for the Full-time MBA programme. All documents must be submitted in English. If the original document is not in English please provide a translation from a certified translator.
Your transcript should show:
We reserve the right to contact your degree awarding institutions for further information in connection with your application if required.
Professional Qualification Certificate and Membership
A professional accountancy qualification is required to be considered for the Global Finance Accelerated MBA route. If you have a professional qualification, please submit:
Examples of Professional Accountancy Qualifications: Accountancy: ACA, FCA or CA (Chartered Accountant), ACCA or FCCA (Chartered Certified Accountant), ACMA or FCMA (Chartered Management Accountant), CPFA (Chartered Public Finance Accountant), AAIA or FAIA (International Accountant), AFA or FFA (Incorporated Financial Accountant). AICPA or FCPA (Certified Public Accountant), CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
We reserve the right to contact your professional associations for further information in connection with your application if required.
Candidates for the Global MBA are not automatically required to take an English Language test. If you have taken an English test please provide the details of your score in the application form and email a copy of your score report. English competence is assessed throughout the admissions process. See Entry Requirements.
All applicants to our MBA programmes are required to take an admissions test and we will not normally assess your application until we have your result. You can choose to take the Manchester Admissions Test (MAT), GMAT® or GRE®.
When completing the application form you can select which test you prefer to take.
Most candidates for our Global MBA programmes will take the Manchester Admissions Test (MAT), which is designed and delivered by Talent Q.
We will not assess your MBA application until we have received your admissions test result, therefore once you receive the MAT invitation you should take the test straightaway, as we are keen to give you a decision about your admission to the MBA as soon as possible.
GMAT and GRE require dedicated preparation to optimise your performance and you will need to register to take the test on a particular date in an official test centre. If you have already completed the GMAT or GRE you will be asked to enter your scores in the application form. If you are intending to take GMAT or GRE you will need to put your intended test date to be able to submit the MBA application form.
How will we use your result in our admissions decision?
The admissions test is only one of our admission criteria - we are looking for candidates with the 'right fit' for the unique Manchester MBA. We take a holistic view when evaluating applications, considering the ‘person’ rather than a score and place more emphasis on your professional, academic and personal achievements; and your leadership and team-working skills. A very good result does not necessarily give a better chance of admission and a less strong result does not mean you cannot be admitted.
For further information about Admissions Tests for our Global MBA programmes please click below.
The test is normally taken after you complete and submit the application form.
If you're ready to make your application follow our step by step application guide.