Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Alliance Manchester is 650 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at Manchester for the last graduating class was $133,956. 85% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (23%), Finance (21%) and technology (18%) oriented functional roles.
The Tuition fees for Manchester MBA is $ 45,000 and an additional $ 13,200 in living cost.
You will receive a significant fee discount if your course includes a work placement or study abroad. Home students currently pay £1,850 for a full year work placement and £1,350 for a full year studying abroad (or a full year Erasmus work placement). International students will pay 20% of the standard international fee for their work placement or study abroad year.
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Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
If you wish to be considered for an undergraduate degree course at Alliance Manchester Business School, you must submit your application online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Please note that we are unable to accept direct applications.
All sections of the UCAS application form, including the personal statement, are carefully assessed and taken into account when making a final decision on an applicant’s eligibility. The personal statement is a crucial part of the UCAS application. It is your opportunity to demonstrate your genuine interest and passion in the subject area, to explain in your own words why you think you are suitable for the course and to show what extra-curricular activities you have taken part in that are relevant to the academic field.
We do not currently offer an integrated foundation year programme. However, we do accept a select number of international foundation year qualifications for progression into the first year of study at AMBS. For a list of all the international foundation year qualifications that we currently accept, please see the information about international foundation year courses.
All of our undergraduate degree courses start in September each year and we do not currently offer a January intake.
We don’t currently offer a programme which formally combines the opportunity to study abroad and complete a work placement. We only offer the options of either studying abroad for a year or completing a work placement for a year. For any student considering both of these opportunities, we would recommend considering independently securing a work placement during the summer.