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University of Manchester

Manchester Business School

Profile Data from 2012

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    628
  • Program Cost
    $61,301
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    52%
  • Selectivity
    60%
  • Job Offers
    88%
  • Average Salary
    $79,521
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
Contact Information
Booth Street West
Manchester, M15 6PB, United Kingdom of Great Britain
Website
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Manchester Business School

About Manchester Business School

Manchester Business School was one of the first two business schools in the UK and is the largest campus-based school in the UK - with around 2,000 students and over 200 teaching staff. We support a further 3,500 students worldwide through centres in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, UAE, Singapore and the USA. MBS is part of a small and select band of institutions worldwide which are accredited by all three major bodies (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). The application of original thinking is at the heart of everything we do - ‘Original Thinking Applied’ - we take pride in pioneering new ideas, championing original thinking, leading the way.

What Recent Grads Say See All 11 Comments >

Manchester MBA is very strongly positioned due to its course structure. 18 months was an ideal time frame for me to complete my MBA studies while also getting numerous opportunities to work with both UK and international clients on consulting projects during the course of my study allowing me to gain valuable perspective on various elements of business challenges. I was able to apply my academic learnings to projects and test my hypothesis. This definitely enhanced my overall learning experience.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 72
  • Median 64
  • Middle 80% 36 to 117
Admissions Selectivity
60% Manchester Business School 46% Average Across All Schools

628 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
78% 622
79% 628
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 364
60% 60.0
52% 52.0
Female
25% 25
International
94% 94
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Manchester
  • Universidad del Pacifico
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of Toronto
Importance of Application Elements
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Recommendations Considered
$41,535 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • KPMG
  • HSBC
  • PT. Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk (Indonesia)
  • Ernst & Young
  • Citigroup
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
2% 2
710 to 739
9% 9
13% 13
680 to 709
11% 11
12% 12
650 to 679
15% 15
12% 12
620 to 649
22% 22
20% 20
590 to 619
16% 16
17% 17
560 to 589
10% 10
10% 10
530 to 559
9% 9
9% 9
500 to 529
4% 4
5% 5
Under 500
2% 2
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 26%
Top Industry
  • Technology 17%
  • Consulting 16%
  • Other 12%
American Express 6
Top Employer
  • KPMG 4
  • McKinsey 3
  • Johnson & Johnson 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
88% Manchester Business School 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
52% 52
64% 63.699022556390986
52% Receive Offers
47% 47
58% 57.85206896551723
47% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
36% 36
21% 21.110859375
36% Receive Offers
41% 41
25% 24.93132867132867
41% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
79% Graduates seeking full-time employment
12% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • American Express 6
  • KPMG 4
  • McKinsey 3
  • Johnson & Johnson 3
  • Financial Services Authority 3
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
32% 32
$82,292.00
31K 121K
Finance/Accounting
21% 21
$85,422.00
41K 1089K
General Management
14% 14
$91,899.00
46K 162K
Human Resources
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
19% 19
$60,663.00
32K 105K
Information Technology
2% 2
$n/a Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
Other
8% 8
$65,590.00
37K 105K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
16% 16
$86,085.00
38K 121K
Consumer Products
7% 7
$n/a Data not provided
Financial Services
26% 26
$80,709.00
37K 105K
Government
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
6% 6
$86,355.00
48K 115K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
8% 8
$68,238.00
49K 105K
Real Estate
2% 2
$n/a Data not provided
Technology
17% 17
$82,234.00
31K 127K
Other
12% 12
$83,374.00
45K 162K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
More than one year, up to three years
14% 14
$76,900.00
45K 113K
More than five years
50% 50
$83,719.00
32K 1089K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
13% 13
$49,523.00
31K 90K
Australia & Oceania
1% 1
$n/a Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
55% 55
$89,809.00
50K 162K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
8% 8
$58,692.00
37K 79K
Middle East & North Africa
8% 8
$86,837.00
47K 115K
North America
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
South America
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
2% 2
$n/a Data not provided
U.S. South
1% 1
$n/a Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
$n/a Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • American Express 10
  • ADENE 4
  • Johnson & Johnson 3
  • SITA 3
  • L'Oreal 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 92
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Banking Networking Event, London
  • Consulting Networking Event, London
  • Annual Networking Event, London
  • Canary Wharf, London

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$146,834
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $61,301
  • Budget $56,354
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$146,834
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $61,301
  • Budget $56,354
2 Full Tuition Scholarships
$20,371 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,018,574
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
57 Manchester Business School 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
40% 40
Experiential learning
20% 20
Lectures
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
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Concentrations and Specializations
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Management/Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 18
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • •Deployment of Salesforce within Executive Education to manage relationships, bids, programme enquiries and administration •Upgrade to Bb9 VLE •Use of hosted video service Sorenson360 for video streaming •Use of hosted collaboration service GotoTraining and GotoMeeting to run and record online sessions •Use of SecureExam for online exams in International Centres •Thin client technology for remote desktop access to Enterprise Applications from International Centres •Deployment of RaisersEdg

Students: Who are my classmates?

90% International Students
35% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
Asia
45% 45
Europe Free Trade Zone
16% 16
South America
13% 13
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Investment Banking
Active Networking Clubs
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

13,099 Living MBA Alumni 19 Countries where alumni clubs exist
34 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.