Application details & deadlines

Application deadlines

Next intake: July 2017

Early application deadline: 31 March 2017 

Final application deadline: 5 June 2017 

How to apply

To apply for the part-time blended learning Global MBA programmes at Alliance Manchester Business School, you need to complete the Global MBA application form, take an Admissions Test and submit your supporting documents.

Application Form

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)

  • After submitting the form you will receive an automated receipt from Please save this email to your contacts to make sure you receive our messages about your application.
  • You can save a partially completed application at any stage and return to it later by clicking ‘save’ and then log out. When you log back in to your account, click ‘return to my applications’.
  • You can move through each section of the application form in any order by clicking on the navigation links in the menu at the side. Each section will automatically save when you click on the navigation links or by clicking the save button at the bottom of the page.
  • The questions marked with a * are mandatory therefore you will need to complete them to submit the form.
  • You can find more information to help you complete the form by clicking the ? icon by the side of each of the navigation links.

Application documents

You are also required to submit the following:

  • You are required to submit two professional references and your application is not complete until they are received.
  • You will be asked to include the contact details for your referees in the MBA application form. When your application has been submitted we will email your referees with a link complete our official online MBA reference.
  • We prefer one of your referees to be the person you report to in your current company. If you do not wish to inform your current employer that you are applying for the MBA you can use a referee from your previous company. We do not require academic references.

Admissions Test

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.

  • The MAT is completed online and you can take it at your convenience in your home or office or anywhere where you have a good internet connection.
  • There are three short assessments (verbal, numerical and logical) that do not require preparation and take around 45 minutes to complete.
  • We will provide you with a login and password to take the test after you submit your MBA application. The invitation will come from Please save this email to your contacts so that the invitation does not get delivered to your junk email.

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.

Further Details PDF

The test is normally taken after you complete and submit the application form.

What happens next?

If you're ready to make your application follow our step by step application guide.