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.
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)|
|Tailoring Your Journey|
|AMBS Elective (choose one)
|Kelley Elective (Choose two)
|Personal and Professional Development|
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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Last updated December 13, 2018