Kelley-Manchester Global MBA

Alliance Manchester Business School

Program Description

Kelley-Manchester Global MBA

Alliance Manchester Business School

Study with two elite business schools

This part-time MBA is delivered by US-based Kelley School of Business, a world-leader in the delivery of online MBAs, and Alliance Manchester Business School, a top 40 business school with six centers around the globe. Together, the schools offer a combined legacy of nearly 150 years of innovation in business and management education.

Programme overview

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA combines the world's best online MBA teaching with immersive, face-to-face teaching twice a year at a choice of 8 global locations. The result is a flexible MBA that is a truly international experience.

When will I attend workshops?

In year one, you will attend 12 days of face-to-face teaching.

Jul 6 days Bloomington, Indiana
Sept/Oct 6 days Any AMBS center: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai or Singapore
Practical Study Skills (online)
Core Courses
  • Managing and Leading in a Global Environment (Part A)
  • Quantitative Analysis (online)
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Operations Management (online)
  • Accounting in Business (online)
  • Financial Management (Online)
  • Strategic Management & Business Planning (Online)
Tailoring Your Journey
AMBS Elective (choose one)
  • 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
Kelley Elective (Choose two)
  • Asset Pricing and Security Valuation (online)
  • Digital Marketing: Theory, Design, and Strategy (online)
  • International Financial Management (online)
  • Organization Design for Strategic Advantage (online)
  • Public Policy Education (5-day residential workshop at the Kelley campus in Washington DC)
  • Supply Chain Management – Sourcing (online)
  • Sustainable Operations (online)
  • Thinking Strategically: Game Theory and Business Strategy (online)
  • Valuation And Capital Investments (online)
  • Working Capital Management (online)
Applied Learning
  • Business Simulation Project
  • Live Business Project or Kelley Capstone Project
Personal and Professional Development

Blended delivery

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA combines the world's best online MBA teaching with immersive, face-to-face teaching at a choice of 8 global locations. The result is a flexible MBA that is a truly international experience.

Workshop schedule

  • Semester 1: 6 days at the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Semester 2: 6 days at any Alliance MBS global center*
  • Semester 3: All online or online + a 5-day public policy workshop residential in Washington DC
  • Semester 4: 6 days at any Alliance MBS global center*

*AMBS also offers select electives that include a 3-day workshop in Washington DC.

Online learning

Half of the courses on the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA are delivered online by Kelley School of Business, Indiana - a world leader in online learning. Kelley's rigorous curriculum is delivered online in a flexible, interactive format that works for busy professionals, so you can advance your career while you continue to manage other responsibilities in your life. You'll learn from the same respected faculty that teaches on the School's residential programmes - award-winning, accessible teachers who will recharge your thinking on business. Kelley will also deliver a class from Washington D.C., providing a well-rounded immersive experience.

Face-to-face teaching

Half of the courses on the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA are delivered by Alliance MBS. These courses typically include an intensive three-day workshop delivered by our most senior faculty - a chance to step away from your day job and immerse yourself in the world of global business.

Since opening our doors in 1965 as one of the UK’s first business schools, we have set ourselves apart with a focus on ‘learning by doing’. Our practical approach teaches MBAs to apply theory to live business challenges, think creatively and become opinion leaders.

Global immersion

You can study Alliance MBS electives at a choice of six global centers: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore. This is an opportunity to study alongside dynamic minds from across the globe and make valuable contacts. You will gain fresh perspectives and explore new ways of doing business. Plus, exclusively to this joint MBA, you will have the opportunity to study at Kelley's campuses in Bloomington, Indiana and Washington DC.

Fees & funding

The fee for the Kelley-Manchester MBA is $65,000 and can be paid in installments.


We offer a number of scholarships for exceptional applicants to the value of:

  • 5% of fees (USD 3,250)
  • 10% of fees (USD 6,500)
  • 15% of fees (USD 9,700)

All applicants will automatically be considered for scholarships when they apply.

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.


Workshop locations: Indiana + a choice of Manchester, Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Washington

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 13, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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2 years
Part time
65,000 GBP
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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