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Manchester Business School

Manchester Manchester Business School ranks as one of the principal European b-schools and one of the Top 5 MBA programs in Great Britain. The stimulating 18-month full-time MBA will teach you to challenge yourself.

Manchester Class Profile The MBS annual enrollment is around 100 students with women making about 33% of the class and men 67%. MBS students come from 30 different counties and are on an average around 29years old.

Manchester Application Deadlines 2017-2018  Stage 1 (29 Sep 2017), Stage 2 (27 Oct 2017), Stage 3 (17 Nov 2017), Stage 4 (05 Jan 2018), Stage 5 (02 Mar 2018), Stage 6 (20 Apr 2018), Stage 7 (18 May 2018), Stage 8 (15 Jun 2018)

Manchester MBA Admission Questions/Essays 2017-2018

These questions are designed to give you the opportunity to tell us about yourself, your professional experience and your future career goals. These questions make up an important part of your application. Please do not exceed the space provided. We require two admission essays and a presentation.

Manchester MBS Essay 1. Your Professional Experience and Achievements: Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary. 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: Managing people (team, business area, department, company), Managing client relationships, Leading significant projects, Managing budgets, resources or processes, Defining/influencing strategy, International exposure, Entrepreneurial experience (Minimum 500 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 2. Your aspirations: What are your professional and personal aspirations and why is an MBA important in your plans? What type of industry sector(s), organisation(s) and location(s) would you ideally like to work in? How do you think your current experience combined with the Manchester Business School MBA will help you to achieve your aspirations? If you aren't able to reach your primary goal immediately do you have a plan B?. (Minimum 300 words)

Manchester MBS Presentation. Tell us about you: Taking into account what we currently know about you from your CV and application, we would like you to send us a presentation to share with us anything else that you would like us to know. Your presentation will be printed and reviewed by the MBA Admissions Committee. There is no right answer to this question. The presentation is a blank canvas to paint a picture that will help us to know you better. We hope to learn about your personality, what makes you stand out, what motivates and interests you and why you are the right fit for our transformational MBA. Your presentation will be evaluated not on technical expertise but on the content, creativity and your ability to express your ideas. Presentation Format: You can choose the software that works best for your creativity - PowerPoint, PDF, Word, Prezi etc. Check that your presentation is effective and the formatting preserved when printed. Please do not include motion images, videos, music or hyperlinks etc.  (Maximum 4 pages/slides)

Manchester MBS Resume: Your CV/resume must include each job you have taken since graduating from your undergraduate degree (if you have one) in reverse chronological order, starting with your current position. You must include the month/year start and end date, job title, company name and salary for each position undertaken. If you have worked in more than one position for the same company please show each position separately to highlight your career progression. For each position, include bullet points of your key responsibilities and achievements. Your CV/resume should ideally be no more than two pages in length.   MBA Resume Writing Tips

Essay archives from past years

   

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2014-2015

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2013-2014

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

   

Manchester MBA Admission Questions/Essays 2015-2016

Manchester MBS Essay 1. Your Professional Experience and Achievements: Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary. 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: Managing people (team, business area, department, company), Managing client relationships, Leading significant projects, Managing budgets, resources or processes, Defining/influencing strategy, International exposure, Entrepreneurial experience (Minimum 500 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 2. Your aspirations: What are your professional and personal aspirations and why is an MBA important in your plans? What type of industry sector(s), organisation(s) and location(s) would you ideally like to work in? How do you think your current experience combined with the Manchester Business School MBA will help you to achieve your aspirations? If you aren't able to reach your primary goal immediately do you have a plan B?. (Minimum 300 words)

Manchester MBS Presentation. Tell us about you: Taking into account what we currently know about you from your CV and application, we would like you to send us a presentation to share with us anything else that you would like us to know. Your presentation will be printed and reviewed by the MBA Admissions Committee. There is no right answer to this question. The presentation is a blank canvas to paint a picture that will help us to know you better. We hope to learn about your personality, what makes you stand out, what motivates and interests you and why you are the right fit for our transformational MBA. Your presentation will be evaluated not on technical expertise but on the content, creativity and your ability to express your ideas. Presentation Format: You can choose the software that works best for your creativity - PowerPoint, PDF, Word, Prezi etc. Check that your presentation is effective and the formatting preserved when printed. Please do not include motion images, videos, music or hyperlinks etc.  (Maximum 4 pages/slides)

Manchester MBA Admission Questions/Essays 2014-2015

Manchester MBS Essay 1. Your Professional Experience and Achievements: Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary. 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: Managing people (team, business area, department, company), Managing client relationships, Leading significant projects, Managing budgets, resources or processes, Defining/influencing strategy, International exposure, Entrepreneurial experience (Minimum 500 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 2. Your aspirations: What are your professional and personal aspirations and why is an MBA important in your plans? What type of industry sector(s), organisation(s) and location(s) would you ideally like to work in? How do you think your current experience combined with the Manchester Business School MBA will help you to achieve your aspirations? If you aren't able to reach your primary goal immediately do you have a plan B?. (Minimum 300 words)

Manchester MBS Presentation. Tell us about you: Taking into account what we currently know about you from your CV and application, we would like you to send us a presentation to share with us anything else that you would like us to know. Your presentation will be printed and reviewed by the MBA Admissions Committee. There is no right answer to this question. The presentation is a blank canvas to paint a picture that will help us to know you better. We hope to learn about your personality, what makes you stand out, what motivates and interests you and why you are the right fit for our transformational MBA. Your presentation will be evaluated not on technical expertise but on the content, creativity and your ability to express your ideas. Presentation Format: You can choose the software that works best for your creativity - PowerPoint, PDF, Word, Prezi etc. Check that your presentation is effective and the formatting preserved when printed. Please do not include motion images, videos, music or hyperlinks etc.  (Maximum 4 pages/slides)

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2013-2014

Manchester MBS Essay 1. Your Professional Experience and Achievements: Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary. 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: Managing people (team, business area, department, company), Managing client relationships, Leading significant projects, Managing budgets, resources or processes, Defining/influencing strategy, International exposure, Entrepreneurial experience(Minimum 500 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 2. Your aspirations: What are your professional and personal aspirations and why is an MBA important in your plans? What type of industry sector(s), organisation(s) and location(s) would you ideally like to work in? How do you think your current experience combined with the Manchester Business School MBA will help you to achieve your aspirations? If you aren’t able to reach your primary goal immediately do you have a plan B?. (Minimum 300 words)

Manchester MBS Presentation. Tell us about you: Taking into account what we currently know about you from your CV and application, we would like you to send us a presentation to share with us anything else that you would like us to know. Your presentation will be printed and reviewed by the MBA Admissions Committee. There is no right answer to this question. The presentation is a blank canvas to paint a picture that will help us to know you better. We hope to learn about your personality, what makes you stand out, what motivates and interests you and why you are the right fit for our transformational MBA. Your presentation will be evaluated not on technical expertise but on the content, creativity and your ability to express your ideas. Presentation Format: You can choose the software that works best for your creativity - PowerPoint, PDF, Word, Prezi etc. Check that your presentation is effective and the formatting preserved when printed. Please do not include motion images, videos, music or hyperlinks etc.  (Maximum 4 pages/slides)

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

Manchester MBS Essay 1. Tell us about your company, your current position and responsibilities. What have been your greatest achievements and contribution to your department/company strategy (quantify if possible)? How do you influence decision making? (350-600 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 2. Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary? (350-600 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 3. Highlight elements of your career that have included the following: 1. Colleague and/or client management 2. Financial/budgetary responsibility 3. Project management/leadership 4. International Exposure (350-600 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 4. What will your post MBA career look like, in 5 years, in 10 years? Which aspects of your previous roles will form the building blocks of your new career and how you will develop the additional skills to shape your ideal role? (250-400 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 5. Tell us about yourself outside the work environment. What inspires and motivates you? What are the successes and achievements you are most proud of? Tell us about any significant personal involvement in social entrepreneurship. Tell us about your hobbies, sports and social activities. Also tell us about any significant personal challenges you have undertaken or overcome. (350-600 words)

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

Manchester MBS Essay 1. Tell us about your company, your current position and responsibilities. What have been your greatest achievements and contribution to your department/company strategy (quantify if possible)? How do you influence decision making? (350-700 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 2. Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary? (350-700 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 3. Highlight elements of your career that have included the following: 1. Colleague and/or client management 2. Financial/budgetary responsibility 3. Project management/leadership 4. International Exposure (350-700 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 4. What will your post MBA career look like, in 5 years, in 10 years? Which aspects of your previous roles will form the building blocks of your new career and how you will develop the additional skills to shape your ideal role? (350-700 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 5. Tell us about yourself outside the work environment. What inspires you and motivates you? What are the successes and achievements you are most proud of? Tell us about any significant personal involvement in social entrepreneurship. Tell us about your hobbies, sports and social activities. Also tell us about any significant personal challenges you have undertaken or overcome. (350-700 words)

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

Academic achievement

Manchester MBS Question 1. Please comment on your undergraduate degree result. Do you think that your result accurately reflects your ability and potential? If not, please explain why. If you do not have a degree please tell us about any professional qualifications that you have, or any professional training you have undertaken, and how you have demonstrated your intellectual ability through your working environment.

Career and future goals

Manchester MBS Question 2. Describe and comment on your career progression to date.

Manchester MBS Question 3. Describe the nature of the business in which you are currently employed, the scope of your current job, your overall responsibility and any international exposure.

Manchester MBS Question 4. Please describe/draw an organisational chart indicating what position you hold in the company (starting from the head of the company to the individuals reporting to you).

Manchester MBS Question 5.What has been your contribution to your department/company strategy? Quantify this if possible.

Manchester MBS Question 6. Describe any managerial/leadership experience you have. Please include details of any training, development or mentoring of colleagues.

Manchester MBS Question 7. How do you define teamwork? How have you demonstrated team work in your career?

Manchester MBS Question 8. If all our applicants have the same background as you, what makes you stand out?

Manchester MBS Question 9.What are your short-term and long-term career aspirations and which area of the world is your preferred location?

Motivation

The MBA at Manchester Business School is a life changing experience and whilst enjoyable, is very demanding.

Manchester MBS Question 10.Why do you want to study an MBA, why at MBS and why now?

Manchester MBS Question 11. Describe a past experience where you have been strongly motivated to complete your goal.

Manchester MBS Question 12. Describe any charity/volunteer, and/or entrepreneurial activities that you have been involved in. Please tell us about your specific involvement, why you chose to get involved and the amount of time you gave to each activity.

Optional question 13. Is there anything else that you would like the Admissions Committee to know?

Manchester MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

Academic achievement

Manchester MBS Question 1. Please comment on your undergraduate degree result. Do you think that your result accurately reflects your ability and potential? If not, please explain why. If you do not have a degree please tell us about any professional qualifications that you have, or any professional training you have undertaken, and how you have demonstrated your intellectual ability through your working environment.

Career and future goals

Manchester MBS Question 2. Describe and comment on your career progression to date.

Manchester MBS Question 3. Describe the nature of the business in which you are currently employed, the scope of your current job, your overall responsibility and any international exposure.

Manchester MBS Question 4. Please describe/draw an organisational chart indicating what position you hold in the company (starting from the head of the company to the individuals reporting to you).

Manchester MBS Question 5.What has been your contribution to your department/company strategy? Quantify this if possible.

Manchester MBS Question 6. Describe any managerial/leadership experience you have. Please include details of any training, development or mentoring of colleagues.

Manchester MBS Question 7. How do you define teamwork? How have you demonstrated team work in your career?

Manchester MBS Question 8. If all our applicants have the same background as you, what makes you stand out?

Manchester MBS Question 9.What are your short-term and long-term career aspirations and which area of the world is your preferred location?

Motivation

The MBA at Manchester Business School is a life changing experience and whilst enjoyable, is very demanding.

Manchester MBS Question 10.Why do you want to study an MBA, why at MBS and why now?

Manchester MBS Question 11. Describe a past experience where you have been strongly motivated to complete your goal.

Manchester MBS Question 12. Describe any charity/volunteer, and/or entrepreneurial activities that you have been involved in. Please tell us about your specific involvement, why you chose to get involved and the amount of time you gave to each activity.

Optional question: 13. Is there anything else that you would like the Admissions Committee to know?

           
           
 

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