Manchester Business School, East Asia Centre   Manchester Business School, East Asia Centre

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Application process

Next intake: July 2018

Application Deadline: Places fill up quickly - apply early to ensure you don't miss out 

1. Please ensure that you have read and meet the Global MBA admissions requirements

2. Check the application deadlines and prepare your application documents

3. Complete the Global MBA application form online

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

4. Email your additional application documents to the Admissions Office

After successfully submitting the application form please email your additional application documents to the admissions office of your local International Centre.

UK Centre (Manchester):
China Centre (Shanghai):
Hong Kong:
Middle East Centre (Dubai):
Singapore Centre:

5. Take an Admissions Test

ll applicants must take an admissions test. You can choose to take the Manchester Admissions Test (MAT), GMAT® or GRE®. You can select which test you prefer when you complete the application form. We will not assess your MBA application until we have received your admissions test result.

Manchester Admissions Test (MAT)

Most Global MBA candidates 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, office or anywhere with a good internet connection.

You will complete three short assessments (verbal, numerical and logical). They 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.


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, please enter your scores in the application form. If you are intending to take GMAT or GRE, you will need to enter your intended test date in order to submit the MBA application.

How will we use your result in our admissions decision?

The admissions test is only one of our admission criteria. We take a holistic view when we evaluate candidates and consider the ‘person’ rather than a score. We 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.

Decision process

We will review your application when it is complete, including your application form and documents, and Admissions Test. If successful you will be offered a place or invited for an interview. Decisions are made by the consensus of the MBA Admissions Committee.

Admission support

Our MBA Admissions team aims to provide a friendly and professional service. We will advise you through every stage of the admission process. We can also put you in contact with current MBA students and alumni ambassadors.

If you have any questions during the application process please don't hesitate to contact us by email: or telephone: +852 25885013