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On which MBA can you...

make lifelong friends from


every continent, research your
international consultancy
project overseas, and graduate
into the job of your dreams?

Full-time MBA Programme 2008


Learn from Experience

www.mbs.ac.uk/mba
Professor Andy Stark
Director of the MBA programme

“Students come to Manchester because they want to engage with practice, while studying; in other words,
the Manchester Method. We provide the academic disciplines, but we also set up projects that require them
to put these disciplines together - to work in groups, to solve problems, and to deal with real-world situations.
This means that students can step outside of their past backgrounds as they are forced to work together
and work out how to learn from each other.”

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Why Manchester Where our students The student
Business School? come from experience
At Manchester we have outstanding Our students come from across the Our students choose the Manchester MBA
staff who combine global management globe to study for the Manchester MBA. for a host of reasons: the opportunity to
knowledge with rich first-hand experience The diversity of cultures, languages and change career direction, to study in a great
of international business. We call this backgrounds adds to their rich experience. city, or to push themselves to new levels of
fusion of academia and applied learning achievement. The experiences this brings
the Manchester Method and it is stay with them throughout their careers.
a proven formula for success.

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Academic excellence What our The Manchester
academics say MBA
The world-class calibre of Manchester’s
academic staff is one of the reasons why
Our academics are able to offer expertise Our MBA gives you a once-in-a-lifetime
the School is held in such high esteem
in their specialist fields and combine this opportunity to challenge yourself fully and
internationally. We pride ourselves on
with practical experience gained from discover your true capabilities - helping
innovation, and the quality of our research
consultancy. This means that what our you to achieve and exceed your personal
and global consultancy.
students learn is at the cutting-edge of and career goals.
what is happening in real-world business.

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The International Career advantage Manchester life
Business Project Choosing the Manchester MBA could We take our duties for the social
be the best investment you ever make. well-being of our students as seriously
Most students say this is the highlight As well as advancing your own personal as our academic responsibilities, and
of their MBA. You undertake the project development, it is a proven route to Manchester Business School and the
in the final stage of the programme. accelerating or changing the direction wider University provides all the help,
It’s your chance to stretch your potential of your career. support and facilities you and your family
across international boundaries, and is the need to make your stay in Manchester
culmination of the Manchester Method. happy, secure and successful.

On which MBA can you...


challenge your thinking, work with people
from more than 30 countries, travel the
world, and boost your earning power by 128%?
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Why Manchester Business School?
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/whymbs

At Manchester we have outstanding staff who blend global management


knowledge with rich first-hand experience of international business. We call
this fusion of academia and applied learning the Manchester Method and it
is a proven formula for success.

American Express, BP, Merrill Lynch and International outlook


1st Vodafone are just some of the top global
businesses which choose to employ our
exceptionally talented MBA graduates.
Modern business is one huge global supply
and demand chain, which is why our MBA
has such a strong international emphasis
(ranked 5th for internationalism by the FT
for earning power. Manchester’s MBA
graduates enjoyed the biggest percentage
Competitive edge in 2007). Around 80% of our students and
a third of our academic staff are from outside
salary increase of UK schools, and the We produce confident, capable, experienced the UK.
4th biggest of European schools (FT global global managers of the 21st century.
rankings January 2007). That’s why our students achieve an average Working with people of different nationalities
128% increase in salary just three years gives you the critical skills you need to succeed
after graduation. According to the FT global in tomorrow’s business environment and we
rankings January 2007 this financial return can guarantee you a truly global experience

2nd was better than any other UK business school and perspective. Through the MBA you will
and most European schools. build impeccable international contacts,
including Manchester’s 24,000 alumni
Our intensive 18-month MBA provides the members in 130 countries.
competitive edge, international experience and
The Forbes guide to the world’s best business added value other shorter programmes simply
schools rated MBS second in the UK for cannot meet. In total, you can spend seven Outstanding track record
its full-time programme and third among months off-campus putting your knowledge
into action. Manchester is consistently placed as one of
non-US schools.
the top ten business schools in Europe and
is among the international top 25, according
to FT rankings. We are accredited by AACSB
International, AMBA and EQUIS - one of the
few schools worldwide to gain the approval
of all three bodies. For more than 40 years
we have been perfecting our programmes
and you can be assured that having MBA
(Manchester) after your name will open doors
to a wealth of opportunities across the globe.
Based in the heart of one of the world’s great
cities, Manchester Business School is ready to
welcome you to its prestigious MBA programme.

On which MBA can you...


be linked to 3,000 top organisations worldwide,
offering you exciting opportunities for projects,
internships and employment?
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Professor Michael Luger
Director and Dean of Manchester Business School

“Manchester is a very good business school in a very good university. It is also a truly global
business school, with a diversity of students, faculty, corporate contacts and worldwide
executive education opportunities. We have 24,000 alumni all over the world and very
strong research capabilities, recently being identified as the strongest business school in
the world for accounting and finance research.”

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Where our students come from
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/experience

Our students arrive from across the globe to study for the
Manchester MBA. They are impressed by the diversity of
cultures, languages and backgrounds that they encounter in
their colleagues. Whether they have a strong business track
record or are seeking to break into business from another
sector, they combine their talents to achieve some amazing
work together… making lifelong friendships along the way.

Joe Pivarunas
American 14%
MBA Class of 2007 7%

10%
Francisco Encinas Lopez
Mexican
MBA Class of 2007

Valdemir Oliveira
Brazilian
MBA Class of 2008

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Siobhan Clarke
Irish
MBA Class of 2008
Oleksiy Tsukanov
Ukrainian
MBA Class of 2007

Jiaoyue Xie
Chinese
MBA Class of 2008

17% 46%

2%

3%

Yasuaki Okada
Japanese
MBA Class of 2008

1%

Ekene Ogbechie
Nigerian
Kousik Ghosh
Indian
MBA Class of 2008
MBA Class of 2007

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The student experience
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/experience

Our students choose the Manchester MBA for a host of reasons: the opportunity
to change career direction, to study in a great city, or to push themselves to new
levels of achievement. The experiences this brings stay with them throughout
their careers.

“Before I started the MBA my aim was “The thing that has been an amazing part
to broaden my knowledge, learn more of the MBA, and in many ways what I will
about the financial side of things, move value most, is the opportunity to meet
into a different career stream and get new people, learn from their experiences
a good job to give me a step change in and allow them to learn from yours, and
my career. I have succeeded in changing to make great friendships. You work hard
my career to investment banking and together, you play a bit together, and
I’ve already been offered a job in New you’re in it together for 18 months. You
York, so I have fulfilled the objectives may disperse after that, but you’ve got
which I had personally set for myself.” a bunch of new friends that you can visit
any time.”
Kapil Lalwani
Nationality: Indian Paula Hothersall
MBA Class of 2007 Nationality: British
MBA Class of 2007

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“I was involved with the AT Kearney “I think Manchester has the right
business case study competition - we balance between the good things you
were runners-up. It was an interesting have in big cities and the good things
experience and quite high pressured you have in small cities… you have
because we had a week to break down good restaurants, good theatres,
the case and create a presentation of our good cinemas and, at the same time,
solutions and recommendations. Once because there isn’t that hustle and
they picked the finalists we had two days bustle that we can find in big cities,
to prepare for the final round. Given that this is the right environment to study.”
I had just started my MBA course I had
to push myself, but it really paid off.” Valdemir Oliveira
Nationality: Brazilian
Ekene Ogbechie MBA Class of 2008
Nationality: Nigerian
MBA Class of 2008

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Academic excellence
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/academics

The world class calibre of Manchester’s academic staff is one of the reasons
why the School is held in such high esteem internationally. We pride ourselves
on innovation, and the quality of our research and global consultancy.

Triple
Our teaching is ranked in the highest category
by the UK government funding body (HEFCE) Organisations we’ve consulted for:
and almost 25% of our academic staff are full Department of Culture, Media and Sport

accreditation
professors, regarded as leaders in their fields
and regularly approached for expert advice. Department for Trade and Industry
They regularly act as policy and business Sony
advisers to governments, multi-national Vodafone
businesses and public sector organisations
MBNA
We are one of a select number of business around the world.
schools worldwide with triple accreditation AstraZeneca
One third of our teaching staff are from
from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS. PWC
outside the UK, helping to reinforce the global
perspective of the Manchester MBA. UN
PA Consulting

5 & 6 star Industry partnership


The strength of our global business
Argos

research partnerships guarantees the relevance of your


MBA learning. AT Kearney offers the Teaching
Excellence Award to recognise the high
You will also come into contact with many
external experts and business leaders, who
provide regular guest lectures and tutorials -

ranking
standard of teaching within the School. offering an additional educational perspective.
We also provide research and development
programmes for a host of leading organisations.
Library facilities
Manchester Business School has the top Within our own dedicated building, which is
RAE government rating for quality research. Powerful insights open to students 24/7, we house the Eddie
Davies Library. This is one of the leading
Research excellence underlies our teaching
postgraduate business and management
- offering you some powerful insights into the
libraries in Europe. It is part of the world famous
latest management thinking. Our teaching staff
John Rylands Library, and offers access to a wide
consult in industry and supervise live company
range of databases, including specialist financial
projects, which means they are continually
datasets, and collections of company annual
exposed to new management practices and
reports and market research resources.
problems which can enrich your learning.

On which MBA can you…


have your call taken by the head of a multi-
national simply because of where you studied?
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Professor Gary Davies
Professor of Corporate Reputation

“Manchester Business School is about what is coming next: new thinking, new ideas,
and solutions to new problems - perhaps things that large corporates don’t even know
that they should be addressing. We prepare our students for the sort of problems that
they are going to be facing as senior managers in five to ten years.”

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What our academics say
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/academics

Our academics are able to offer expertise in their specialist fields and combine this
with practical experience gained from consultancy. This means that what our
students learn is at the cutting-edge of what is happening in real-world business.

“The real benefit of the Manchester “We run the entrepreneurship project,
Method way of learning is that where students prepare a feasibility
students get to learn about how to study using either their own business
handle complexity and how to handle idea, or one from a client. It runs in
changing requirements from clients. conjunction with a principles and practices
When I was talking to a company a few module, which teaches students about
weeks ago, they said the real benefit the theory of entrepreneurship, including
of hiring MBA students is the fact that subjects such as venture capital, writing
they would probably have worked harder business plans, market potential and
on live projects than they ever would dealing with government grants.”
in a company and therefore they really
are up and running quickly. ” Professor Ray Oakey
Professor of Business Development
Professor Peter Naude
Professor of Marketing

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“We look at how practical implications “I particularly enjoy being an academic
can be drawn out so that when at the Business School because we’re
student’s graduate they have tools very close to real problems: on the
they can use, rather than just ideas operations side we’re working very
and concepts to understand the closely with organisations who have
business they are in. I use simulations, real operational issues that we can apply
projects and cases to make learning tools to - advancing theory, advancing
interactive.” practice and feeding that back into
the classroom is very rewarding. ”
Ismail Erturk
Senior Fellow in Banking Dr Nathan Proudlove
Senior Lecturer in Operational Research

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The Manchester MBA
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/programme

Our full-time MBA gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge


yourself fully and discover your true capabilities - helping you to achieve
and exceed your personal and career goals.

You will spend at least 30% of your time working As you progress you’ll be exposed to ever

45% on projects - putting theory into practice to bring


learning to life. By working in multi-cultural
groups you will acquire the real-life experience
more complex business problems, but you
will be supported throughout by our academic
staff, who are always on hand to advise, coach
and team working skills that modern employers and supervise - providing you with the right
look for in their future leaders. level of help when you need it.
…of our students choose to participate
in an international exchange.

The Manchester Method

2,000 The Manchester Method involves four key steps to success:

dissertation. You may also choose to

hours
1 Firstly you will develop your ‘toolkit’ of
broad management knowledge and skills try out a new career and earn money
- learning from many of the world’s best through an internship.
business brains, including Manchester’s 4 Finally, you will test yourself to the limit
world-leading academic team, and high with the International Business Project
Your group will typically spend a collective achieving business practitioners. - working with four or five of your fellow
2,000 hours on your International Business 2 You will then put your knowledge into students as a consultancy team for a
Project - travelling the world over a 10-week action to meet real business challenges large international organisation. You will
period to meet the challenge. within a controlled environment - bid for new clients and travel the world
working in multi-cultural groups on - expenses paid - to research and
practice assignments from sponsor complete your project. The choice of
companies. project is yours - either bid to win one
of the wide choice of projects supplied
3 Moving from the Diploma to the MBA
by Manchester Business School, or source
stage is all about choice. Extend your your own if you prefer. This is the highlight
knowledge by pursuing specialist of the MBA - drawing together all your
electives, with a chance to study at skills and experience, and everything
another prestigious international partner you’ve learnt on the programme.
school, or pursue your own project or

On which MBA can you...


take on an international project, have your work
circulated among senior management, be flown
to the US to present at international board level,
and be offered a job on the strength of it?
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MBA programme outline
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/programme

Diploma stage MBA stage

The aim of the Diploma stage is to equip you with the tools for analysing management problems. The MBA stage enables you to put into
practice what you have learned so far
Autumn term 2008 ● Operations Management - through a variety of challenging live
September - December This module introduces you to the projects - and to extend your knowledge
different aspects of operations and their in specialist subjects.
● Economics
Microeconomics concentrates on the role within the competitive positioning
individual units which comprise the of the organisation. Autumn term 2009
economy - consumers, business markets ● Management Information Systems June - August
and industries. Macroeconomics helps The module enables you to appreciate how
you evaluate macroeconomic policy and ● Assessed internship
IT can achieve competitive advantage,
economic prospects within economies. contribute to new information systems or
● Marketing strategies and to understand the ● Dissertation
Through examining marketing theory relationship between new management
this module helps you to analyse structures and information systems. or
business situations and formulate ● Soft Management Skills 2 ● Two electives
coherent marketing plans. Further development of skills such or
● Accounting as communication and negotiation.
● Personal project
(Financial and Management) ● Project 1 continued
This module provides an introduction
to accounts preparation and analysis. Spring term 2009 Winter term 2009
April - June October - December
● Corporate Finance
● Business Research Methods
● Four electives
You will study capital funding instruments
and how firms choose which instruments This module focuses on the production or
to use, as well as capital markets and risk and use of accounting data in the ● Entrepreneurship project
and return. management of an organisation
and three electives
in management decisions.
● Soft Management Skills 1 or
You focus on ‘soft skills’ such as ● Managing Internationally
communication and negotiation. The Across Business Systems ● International Exchange Programme
module also includes careers support. This module explores the different types
of industrial capitalism, including major Spring term 2010
● Project 1
differences in the nature of competition, January - March
regulation, firms and their capabilities. ● International Business Project
Winter term 2008
January - March ● Soft Management Skills 3 (compulsory)
● Strategy The module covers soft skills and looks
You’ll develop the skills to clarify an at career coaching.
organisation’s objectives and implement ● Project 2
appropriate strategic plans.

Elias Tsoukatos
Nationality: Greek
MBA Class of 2007

“I would certainly recommend the programme; the structure


allows you flexibility in the industry you are are going to enter,
the international culture helps you to develop a greater insight into
how other people work... it expands your horizons and makes you
think in a different way.”

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The International Business Project
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/ibp

Most students say this is the highlight of their MBA. You’ll undertake the project
in the final stage of the programme. It’s your chance to stretch your potential
across international boundaries, and is the culmination of the Manchester Method.

You apply what you’ve learned in the earlier You will have the opportunity to work with The first client briefing is critical - this is where
part of the programme: you work with multi-national organisations as well as smaller your team absorbs additional information
colleagues from different cultures in a pressurised companies, typically with staff at board level. about the client’s products, its organisational
situation - ideal preparation for the international AstraZeneca, American Express, Cadbury structure and key variables in its industry
business environment. Schweppes, DHL and Roche are among the sector. At this stage, the context, scope and
companies that have worked with us recently. budgetary constraints are formalised.
As a reflection of a real working environment Our full-time students are sometimes offered
the project involves extensive primary research, jobs as a direct result of their performance on Following your initial research an interim
international travel and a high level of project this and other live projects. presentation is arranged to assess progress,
management and client contact. highlight salient issues and agree on subsequent
The process actions before your team departs for the
The employment benefits With your fellow students, you form a small
international stage of the project.

The International Business Project exposes multi-cultural team and consider a list of At the end of the project you make a final
you to unstructured, multi-dimensional project briefs from a host of client organisations. presentation to academics and company
international business problems faced by Your team then competes against other student representatives and produce a comprehensive
senior managers. You’ll boost your CV by groups to secure one of these projects. You final report. Typically you’ll have delivered over
getting involved with new companies and new will outline to your prospective client how you 2,000 hours of intensive work for your client.
work areas. You’ll also have more impressive intend to timetable the project, provide budget You’ll often present your work to company
examples to discuss at interview. Recent estimates and explain why your team is best Presidents or CEOs.
projects have included market entry strategies, suited to undertake the work. The client company
assessing the viability of commercial information then makes the decision about which team to
services, product support strategies and appoint. Along with an academic member of
determining locations for new operations. staff who acts as your supervisor, you will work
closely with the client organisation - effectively
as a team of dedicated consultants.

On which MBA can you...


enhance your career while having the best time
of your life?
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The Student’s view
Oleksiy Tsukanov
MBA Class of 2007
“Our client wanted the group to explore profitable market
opportunities. As part of the project, I went to Denmark and Finland -
we’ve collected data and we’ve evaluated market opportunities and
researched whether they’re achievable and profitable. I’ve interviewed
approximately 15 chief executives so I’ve developed a great deal of
confidence in talking to people of different nationalities. You become
very good at establishing very clear lines of communication and
building a rapport. ”

The Project Director’s view


Professor Sydney Howell
Director of the International Business Project
“The International Business Project is the third piece of the spine
of live work that students deal with during their MBA. The very
first thing that students have to do within their project is actually to
win their project from the company. We have a group of companies
offering a bunch of projects - it’s the company’s choice so the students
are making competitive presentations. The students have to bid
against each other, it is real and there are problems you wouldn’t
get in the classroom. ”

The Project Sponsor’s view


Robin Davis
Instagroup
“We wanted to explore the potential for exporting into overseas markets.
The group applied a series of criteria to the possible markets. We received
information about competitors and an analysis of the distribution
networks that might be available to us - valuable information that’s
allowed us to avoid an expensive foray into a potentially unsuccessful
foreign market.”

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Career advantage
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/careers

Choosing the Manchester MBA could be the best investment you ever make.
As well as advancing your own personal development, it is a proven route to
accelerating or changing the direction of your career.

£800 85% of our students have found employment


within three months of graduation, with last
year’s graduates earning an average starting
Reach the top of the world
Manchester Business School has links with

per week salary of £60,000. What’s more, the latest more than 3,000 top organisations worldwide
research by the Financial Times shows that - providing you with first class employment
salaries rapidly rise - increasing by an average prospects. Just some of these organisations are
128% after three years of qualifying. listed below:

Manchester’s position as the 13th best business


Average weekly pay during your internship Organisations who hire our students:
school for career progress in the 2007 FT
- helping you to earn while you learn, while rankings reflects the quality of our graduates
making new contacts and testing a new Accenture Johnson & Johnson
and the international opportunities that our
career path. prestigious MBA offers. American Express JP Morgan
AT Kearney KPMG
Barclays Capital Liberata
Broadening your career options
50%
BP Mars Confectionery

The Manchester Method, our approach to Cadbury Schweppes Merrill Lynch


practical learning, will bring you into contact Deloitte Morgan Stanley
with many prospective employers. The Deutsche Bank Proctor & Gamble
internship option, which 82% of our students Ernst & Young PA Consulting
More than 50% of graduates successfully
pursued in 2007, takes this one step further.
change career direction, while others achieve ExxonMobil PWC
The internship offers you a rare chance to
accelerated progress within their existing field. General Electric Samsung
evaluate a potential employment opportunity,
sometimes in a different country, while HBOS Vodafone
demonstrating your talents to the organisation.

Our class of 2006 is now championing


commerce and industry across the globe,
including: China; Dubai; Germany; Greece;
India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Netherlands;
Russia; Saudi Arabia; Switzerland; Turkey;
UAE; UK; Ukraine and USA.

“MBA students from Manchester Business School have a well


rounded approach to leadership competencies, combining a
thorough, analytical approach to business issues and strong
leadership and interpersonal skills. The combination of these
competencies makes for a successful career in management.”
Marilyn Gardner
Manager, International Campus Recruitment
American Express ®

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More than 50% of our students successfully change career direction by pursuing the MBA,
while others achieve accelerated career progression within their existing field. Whatever
your reason for joining the programme, you can be sure that it will be life enhancing.

Helping you find the best job Your worldwide business Listed below are just some of
One reason for the enviable career progression network our alumni:
of Manchester MBA graduates is the time, When joining the Manchester MBA, you
effort and resources we put into our Careers Stuart Rowley
also join a worldwide network of current and
Management Service. Assess your business Nationality: British
former students, many of whom are at the
skills using our online tools, attend careers MBA Class of 1990
top of their profession.
fairs, seek one-to-one advice and mentoring, CFO, Senior Vice President Finance,
or post your CV on-line to be viewed by You will become part of an elite international Volvo Car Corporation
thousands of employers seeking high calibre business community, comprising 24,000 alumni
Stig Sunde
interns and employees. These are just some members, including 6,500 from the MBA,
Nationality: Norwegian
of the services available to help you develop across 130 countries.
MBA Class of 1998
your talents in the right direction and fulfill ‘Profile, status and connections’ is the CEO Carlsberg Sweden AB
your career goals. Manchester alumni motto and our online
Roy Dunbar
community site gives you lifelong access to
Nationality: British
this powerful international network. Alongside
MBA Class of 1990
the contacts directory, you will find ready-made
President, Global Technology and
networking tools, a busy events calendar, a
Operations - Mastercard International
research portal, career and professional
development resources, and online job postings. Bhavneet Singh
Nationality: Indian
We work closely with our international groups
MBA Class of 2004
to ensure that wherever you are in the world,
Managing Director of MTVNI Emerging
you feel part of the alumni community.
Markets Group and Senior Vice President
Regular events around the globe, including
the annual reunion weekend, give you the Keith Jones
opportunity to continue your personal and Nationality: British
professional development, catch up with old MBA Class of 1997
friends and make new friendships. Managing Director, PC World Stores Group

Broad career opportunities


30

20

10
Sectors our 2006 MBA graduates are employed in %

Financial services 36.1 Pharm/biotech/healthcare 6.5


Consulting 19.7 Media/entertainment 3.3
Energy 11.5 Real estate 1.6
Technical 11.4 Manufacturing 1.6
Consumer products 6.6 Other 1.6

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Manchester life
www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/life

We take the social well-being of our students as seriously as our academic


responsibilities, and Manchester Business School and the wider University
provides all the help, support and facilities you and your family need to make
your stay in Manchester happy, secure and successful.

Nightlife and culture Affordable living


30 minutes Whether you are single or studying with
your family, you will enjoy the rich variety
You will find a wide choice of quality,
affordable accommodation, including spacious
of Manchester life. The city’s cafés, bars, family housing - both in the city centre and
nightclubs, shopping and music scene are in villages surrounding the city. The University
…to take off. Manchester Airport is just 30
a key attraction for some. Others may enjoy provides a choice of 9,200 places to live, or
minutes away by road or rail, linking directly
the many cultural assets, including opera, you may prefer to find your own. Excellent
with 200 worldwide destinations.
ballet, cinema, classical orchestras, theatres, public transport links make it easy for you to
museums and art galleries. commute into the city, should you wish to live
on the outskirts.
Manchester’s cultural diversity is perhaps

7,400
best illustrated by its cuisine, with food styles
from across the globe, including Rusholme’s
famous ‘curry mile’ and the bustling Chinatown. Family friendly
It is said that you can eat for 30 days in Manchester Business School prides itself on
Manchester and sample a different style its family friendliness and we do everything in
The University of Manchester is home to of cuisine each time. our power to make your partner and children
around 7,400 international students from
settle in to their new environment. Our
180 countries.
Partner’s Club runs events throughout the year
Sport and outdoor pursuits and we have a dedicated representative who
your partner can go to for advice and support
For sports enthusiasts, the city has two
on many issues, such as finding a job,
premiership football clubs - Manchester United
studying, housing, childcare and schooling.
and Manchester City, world-class rugby teams
- and an international cricket venue. The 2002
Commonwealth Games left a legacy of
impressive sporting facilities, such as the Excellent facilities
Manchester Aquatics Centre, which is adjacent MBA students have their own dedicated
to Manchester Business School, Britain’s finest building, which is accessible 24 hours a day,
Olympic cycle track, and an international 7 days a week. As well as first-class academic
athletics arena. Whatever sport you wish to facilities, the School incorporates a hotel,
play or watch, you will find it in Manchester. restaurant, coffee shop and bar. As a student
One of the factors that most surprises students of the University of Manchester you have
is Manchester’s close proximity to stunning access to a wider choice of sports, social and
countryside. The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, library facilities, clubs and societies, and the
Peak District, Fylde Coast and North Wales are students’ union.
all within an hour or two’s drive.

On which MBA can you...


watch Manchester United play Real Madrid
and then visit one of the city’s stylish bars
or restaurants?
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Dr Frederic Abrard and family
Nationality: French
MBA Class of 2008

“The idea was to do an MBA as a family. A lot of people in my class have families
with young kids. We understand each other in the sense that, okay you’ve got some
commitments. When you arrive here you can meet someone in the Business School
who can give you advice about accommodation, which areas are most suitable for
families, advice about childcare.”

Read more at www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/experience

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Muditha Gunatilake
Nationality: Seychellios
MBA Class of 2008

“The MBA is a big family and everybody is there for similar reasons. People want
to learn, they want to be stretched and they want to have new experiences. You get
to meet people’s families and you have that social interaction and make bonds with
people so that after the MBA you can go and visit people in different countries.
You do one MBA in your life so you must make the most of it.”

Read more at www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/experience

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The image, middle row left, is courtesy of: Manchester International Festival for Monkey: Journey to the West by Joel Fildes

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