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Optional courses

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Students entering the second or final year of their Alliance MBS degree programme in September 2019 choose their 2019/20 optional courses via the Student System (Campus Solutions).

Students can choose both lectures and related classes (seminars, tutorials, workshops and labs) at this time. For mandatory courses, students are enrolled onto the lecture and a holding related class. Students must use the edit facility to move themselves out of the holding class and into a timetabled class (how to do this is included in the guide).

You will find further information about course selection below.

Essential guides

1. How to guide for choosing courses on the Student System.

2. 2019/20 programme structures and options factsheets.

3. Timetables for 2019/20 will be available here once confirmed. Please ensure you refer to this before making your course choices as it can lead to back-to-back classes.

4. Course outlines are available via My Manchester and contain all course information such as aims, objectives, course content and assessment methods. You will be able to see all courses that are available to you so please refer to this list before making your choices.

5.  If your programme structure indicates you can take a language from the University Language Centre, you must complete this form, return to to get approval and only then apply to ULC.

6.  University College Courses - some students can take up to 10 credits of UCIL courses, details of this appear on your programme structure.  Visit the website to see what courses are available.

7.  BMAN30180 Consultancy Project - applications for this course have now closed.

8.  If eligible you can apply to take BMAN32082 Applied Practical Investing by completing this form. There is also a FAQ document available here.


  • It is your responsibility to choose courses that are within your programme structure and that you have the pre-requisite for. The Undergraduate Team will carry out spot-checks in week 3 of the 2019/20 academic year that all students have chosen correctly and that you have enrolled for 120 credits for the year. If you are taking courses that are not permitted you will be exected to remove these courses, enrol on the correct courss and catch up with nay work that you may have missed.
  • Remember to check that your choices do not cause a timetable clash.
  • Remember that some courses have quotas and you will need to enrol onto these courses as soon as you can to secure a place.
  • After the first two weeks of semester one, the Student System will close for changes to semester one and full year courses. After the first two weeks of semester two, the Student System will close for changes to all courses. Please note, you will not be permitted to drop a course which you took in the first semester in favour of a second semester course, nor will you be permitted to opt out of a full year course at the end of semester one.


Changing full year and semester 1 courses: 4 October 2019

Changing semester 2 courses:  7 February 2020

These deadlines must be strictly adhered to and absolutely no changes will be allowed after this date.

  • Resit Students - if your results indicate that you have first sits or resits in the August 2018 reassessment period you will not be able to select 2019/20 options in July. The resit boards will meet in early September. If you pass all your resits we will email you to let you know and advise you that you can now proceed with course selection.
  • Most AMBS optional courses do not have a limit on numbers who can enrol, resit students should still be able to choose a wide range of courses in September. Unfortunately, it may not be possible for you to take a course that has a quota and you should therefore consider a wide range of options
  • If you need help enrolling onto your course choices in Campus Solutions, please email quoting your student ID number with a description of the problem.