Manchester Global MBA


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Program Description

Are you an executive looking to increase your salary or change role, industry or location? Transform your career with this hands-on, flexible MBA.

From day one, you will learn skills and knowledge you can apply immediately to help you stand out. You will study core business and management courses, choose specialist electives and take on two practical business projects. It all adds up to as much face-face teaching as most full-time MBAs and the same qualification – while only studying on-campus up to three times a year.

Global experience

Top organisations 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 centres: 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 centres 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 centres, so you are guaranteed the same world-class teaching wherever you choose to study
  • Continue your studies without interruption at a different centre if your career takes you overseas

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.

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.

Study format

Part-time blended learning (workshop residentials + online learning)

Workshop locations

Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Washington DC

Last updated December 2017

About the School

The University of Manchester is one of the UK’s original 'redbrick' universities with a proud history, including 25 Nobel Prize winners among its legacy. It has been a place nurturing knowledge and co ... Read More

The University of Manchester is one of the UK’s original 'redbrick' universities with a proud history, including 25 Nobel Prize winners among its legacy. It has been a place nurturing knowledge and connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Reputably UK’s largest campus-based University, Manchester offers specialist and interdisciplinary courses with highest academic rigour. Read less
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