Global Part-time MBA

Alliance Manchester Business School

Program Description

Global Part-time MBA

Alliance Manchester Business School

This hands-on, flexible MBA fits around your career and your life. You will study core areas of business and management, and you will specialize in your areas of choice through electives and project work. From day one, you will learn skills and knowledge to apply immediately in the workplace.

Our programme offers as much face-to-face teaching as most full-time MBAs – and the same qualification – yet you only study on-campus three times a year. You will undertake two practical business projects alongside themed workshops, and you can study with us in Manchester, Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai or Singapore.

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Programme overview

Global pathway (2 years)

The Global pathway is ideal for executives from any industry with at least three years’ experience and strong career progression.

This is an MBA that fits around your career without compromising rigor. Three times a year, you will attend interactive workshops that will challenge you and give you skills and knowledge to apply immediately. You will learn in small, multinational groups from expert faculty and talented peers. To enrich your learning, you will also undertake self-study and participate in online lectures and discussions.

When will I attend workshops?

In year one, you will attend 16 days of face-to-face teaching at your home center.

Jan intake Jan
4 days
Mar/Apr
6 days
Sep/Oct
6 days
Jul intake Jul
4 days
Sep/Oct
6 days
Mar/Apr
6 days
Pre-MBA
Practical Study Skills (online)
Core Courses
  • Managing and Leading in a Global Environment
  • Marketing & Operations: Operationalising and Communicating Value
  • Accounting & Finance: Measuring Business Value
  • Strategy & Competition: The Practice of the Contemporary Firm
Applied Learning
  • Business Simulation Project
  • Live Business Project
Tailoring Your Journey
Electives (choose three):
  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business-to-business Marketing
  • Contemporary Chinese Business
  • Corporate Turnaround and Restructuring
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Engaging Human Talent
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Information Systems and Digital Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Management in Practice
  • Managing Disruptive Technologies
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Practical Investing
  • Strategic Commercial Management
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Project Organising
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable & Socially Responsible Business
  • The Digital Economy
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
Personal and Professional Development
MBA+

Global Accelerated pathway (18 months)

Global MBA Accelerated is an invite-only, 18-month pathway for candidates with a minimum of 8 years’ experience. It is for senior managers, high-level executives, and entrepreneurs who have progressed strongly in their careers and hold key leadership positions.

There is no difference in fees and you will study as a closed cohort, so you can share knowledge and forge links with our most experienced candidates. You will also attend workshops for a minimum of three of our global centers to ensure you have a truly international study experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to challenge yourself, learn from each other and get more out of your MBA.

Global Finance Accelerated pathway (18 months)


Global MBA Finance Accelerated is an 18-month pathway for candidates with a minimum of 3 years’ experience and professional finance qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, etc. On this pathway, you are exempt from studying accounting and finance courses which enable you to complete the MBA faster.

You will attend interactive workshops that will challenge you and give you skills and knowledge to apply immediately. You will learn in small, multinational groups from expert faculty and talented peers. To enrich your learning, you will also undertake self-study and participate in online lectures and discussions.

When will I attend workshops

You will attend 23 days of face-to-face teaching. Electives can be studied at any of our global centers: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai or Singapore.

Read about our global centers

Jan intake Jan
4 days
Mar/Apr
6 days
Sep/Oct
6 days
Jan
4 days
Mar/Apr
3 days
Jul intake Jul
4 days
Sep/Oct
6 days
Mar/Apr
6 days
Jul
4 days
Sep/Oct
3 days
Pre-MBA
Practical Study Skills (online)
Core Courses
  • Managing and Leading in a Global Environment
  • Marketing & Operations: Operationalising and Communicating Value
  • Strategy & Competition: The Practice of the Contemporary Firm
Applied Learning
  • Business Simulation Project
  • Live Business Project
Personal and Professional Development
MBA+

Global experience

Top organizations want global executives with local knowledge. You need to thrive in a multi-cultural environment and manage across boundaries. The Manchester Global Part-time MBA offers a particularly international study experience to enhance your learning and self-development. Every course includes an intensive three-day workshop where you will study alongside high-achieving executives from diverse professional backgrounds.

Global workshops

  • 90 nationalities studying across 6 global centers: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Sao Pãulo, Shanghai and Singapore
  • Workshops for select electives also delivered in Washington DC
  • Uncover new perspectives and business opportunities
  • Be inspired by global business experts who are leaders in their fields
  • Join our network of 60,000 alumni from 176 countries – lifetime access to some of the world’s brightest business minds


Study overseas

  • 50% of students typically attend a workshop overseas every semester
  • Take electives at any of our global centers in year two – Alliance MBS pays for six nights’ accommodation in two locations
  • A small number of electives also delivered in Washington DC
  • Make new contacts from across the globe who could be indispensable to your future business career
  • Experience new ways of doing business and learn how to communicate and negotiate effectively with people from other cultures


Explore emerging markets

  • Study our specialist elective that takes a 360° look at contemporary Chinese business – a valuable chance to build your network, understand how business is conducted in a different market and visit companies in different industries


Global consistency

  • Our internationally-renowned academics travel the world to teach at our global centers, so you are guaranteed the same world-class teaching wherever you choose to study
  • Continue your studies without interruption at a different center if your career takes you overseas

Fees & funding

Fees can be paid in installments on a semester-by-semester basis.

Fees (UK center only)

  • Global MBA (2 years): £28,665
  • Global Accelerated MBA (18 months): £28,665
  • Global Finance Accelerated MBA (18 months): £25,909


Earlybird discount (UK center only)

  • Earlybird application deadline 1: 2nd Oct 2018 (£2,149.87 discount)
  • Earlybird application deadline 2: 6th Nov 2018 (£1,433.25 discount)


University of Manchester Worldwide

The above fees and discounts apply to the UK center only (students from the UK, North America, Europe and Africa). If you are based in Asia, the Middle East, Australasia or South America, please contact your local University of Manchester Worldwide center for further information on fees: Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore

Company sponsorship

Many companies provide full or partial sponsorship for candidates studying the Global Part-time MBA. We can help you put together a business case that outlines the benefits to your organization. We can also schedule a face-to-face meeting or Skype call with your HR department to talk through the programme in more detail. Please get in touch with us to find out more. Click here to find out more about our corporate partnerships.

Entry requirements

Entry is competitive and we take a holistic view when we evaluate candidates. We’re looking for the most talented MBAs with the highest potential.

We’re not just looking for candidates with the most experience or the best test scores. We use a wide variety of criteria to evaluate applications, including academic credentials, fast career progression, leadership characteristics and entrepreneurial talent. We also assess your potential to contribute to and enhance your class’s professional and cultural diversity.

Please read our full entry requirements before you apply.

Entry requirements at a glance

  • Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement
  • Good undergraduate degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory GMAT® and GRE® or Manchester Admissions Test score
  • Professional accountancy qualification (Finance Accelerated pathway only)
  • Professional skills and competencies
  • International exposure (valued)
  • Entrepreneurial experience (valued)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and personal qualities
  • Proof of English competency (assessed throughout the admissions process)


Admission route for applicants without a degree

If you do not have a degree, it may be possible to gain a place without the specified formal academic qualifications.

Miscellaneous

Workshop locations: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Washington DC

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 15, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 6, 2019
July 3, 2019
Duration
Duration
18 - 24 months
Part time
Price
Price
28,665 GBP
UK centre only
Information
Deadline
Dec. 4, 2018
Locations
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
Start date : Jan. 6, 2019
Application deadline Dec. 4, 2018
End date Jan. 6, 2021
Start date : July 3, 2019
Application deadline June 5, 2019
End date July 3, 2021
Dates
Jan. 6, 2019
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
Application deadline Dec. 4, 2018
End date Jan. 6, 2021
July 3, 2019
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
Application deadline June 5, 2019
End date July 3, 2021