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MEC courses and how to apply

MEC Courses and How to Apply

MEC (Manchester Enterprise Centre) which is part of the Alliance Manchester Business School offer a range of Enterprise course units which are open to all students from any subject background who are able to take free choice options as part of their degree structure. Most MEC courses do not require prior study or knowledge of business. Students on Exchange programmes and Visiting students are welcome to apply for MEC courses. All students must gain approval from their registering school before enrolling onto any MEC course. 

In choosing to take MEC courses you will:

  • Discover how ideas are generated and developed into products and services
  • Gain knowledge about how businesses operate
  • Learn how to think entrepreneurially and apply entrepreneurial skills
  • Enhance your subject knowledge with practical enterprise skills and business theory
  • Give your employability a huge boost by being able to demonstrate some understanding about what makes a business successful and how you can help contribute to future success.

Whether you want to get a job with an existing company or set up your own business, studying one of our enterprise courses will make a positive impact on your career right from the start.

View the Enterprise Electives Brochure at

You may also be interested in Business and Management for all Programmes (BMaP) course units.

Applying for a MEC course

Once approval has been given from your registering school you can self-enrol onto MEC courses. If you have any problems with self-enrolment please contact stating your name, student number, registering school and the course code and title of the course you wish to enrol on. You will then receive confirmation of your enrolment status.

Timetable information can be found here

MEC Free Choice Courses 2017/18

Exploring Enterprise  MCEL10001  10 credits 
Entrepreneurial Skills MCEL10002  10 credits 
Enterprise and Innovation for Scientists  MCEL10012  10 credits 
Tools and Techniques for Enterprise MCEL30001/30002  10 credits 
Advanced Technology Enterprise MCEL30011/30012  10 credits 
Interdisciplinary Sustainable Development MCEL30022  10 credits 
Enterprise Strategy and Marketing MCEL30051  10 credits 
Enterprise Feasibility MCEL30052  10 credits 
Enterprise in Healthcare MCEL30082  20 credits
Advanced Technology Enterprise MCEL40002 15 credits 
Enterprise Strategy and Marketing MCEL40031  15 credits 

You can find more information about MEC courses via the website here

If you require any further information, please contact Rosie White at
tel: 0161 275 4011 or call into the Undergraduate Office situated in Room D20 in Alliance Manchester Business School East.