MBA The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration
2 years (part-time)
Entry requirements
  • At least three years of professional experience with strong career progression and a recognised degree, or eight to ten years of managerial experience instead of a recognised degree
  • Successful completion of one of the following tests: Manchester Admissions Test (one hour online test), GMAT or GRE
  • Excellent team working, communication, professional and interpersonal skills

For full entry requirements, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

The intake for the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA is in July every year.

To apply, you need to complete the Global MBA application form, take an admissions test and submit your supporting documents. Our friendly admissions team can advise you through every stage of the admission process. We can also put you in contact with current MBA students and alumni ambassadors.

If you have any questions during the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us: 

global@manchester.ac.uk  l +44 (0)161 275 7212

For full details and deadlines, please visit the  Alliance Manchester Business School website.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MBA N N N Y

Course overview

This part-time MBA is delivered by Alliance Manchester Business School and US-based Kelley School of Business, a world-leader in online MBA teaching. Together, the schools offer a combined legacy of nearly 150 years of innovation in business and management education.

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA enables ambitious executives to study an MBA while they continue working. It is a great opportunity to experience both American and British MBA teaching, giving you new perspectives that will boost your CV in the highly-competitive international job market.

Open days

We attend MBA fairs across the world and we offer one-to-one consultations to all applicants. For further information, please visit the  Alliance Manchester Business School website.

Fees

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

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

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

  • $5,000
  • $10,000
  • $15,000

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

Contact details

School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
MBA Recruitment Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 7212
Email
Website
https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/study/mba/kelley-manchester/
School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

Courses in related subject areas

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

  • At least three years of professional experience with strong career progression and a recognised degree, or eight to ten years of managerial experience instead of a recognised degree
  • Successful completion of one of the following tests: Manchester Admissions Test (one hour online test), GMAT or GRE
  • Excellent team working, communication, professional and interpersonal skills

For full entry requirements, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.

English language

  • English language qualification (TOEFL iBT/ IELTS/CPE/PTE Academic/India Standard x 11) if applicable

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

The intake for the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA is in July every year.

To apply, you need to complete the Global MBA application form, take an admissions test and submit your supporting documents. Our friendly admissions team can advise you through every stage of the admission process. We can also put you in contact with current MBA students and alumni ambassadors.

If you have any questions during the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us: 

global@manchester.ac.uk  l +44 (0)161 275 7212

For full details and deadlines, please visit the  Alliance Manchester Business School website.

Course details

Course description

This blended learning MBA combines courses from Kelley's highly-ranked online MBA with courses from Alliance Manchester Business School's flagship MBA. The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA degree offers a larger proportion of online MBA teaching than our  Global Part-time MBA , but you still get the chance to study and network with your peers at immersive workshop residentials.

Aims

This part-time MBA degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to take on senior leadership positions in global business or launch your own business.

Teaching and 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.

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

Course unit details

Core courses

  • Leading & Managing in a Global Environment A (3 days on campus in Bloomington, Indiana)
  • Quantitative Analysis (Online + 1 day on campus in Bloomington, Indiana)
  • Strategic Marketing Management (Online)
  • Business Simulation (1 day on campus in Bloomington, Indiana)
  • Leading & Managing in a Global Environment B (3 days on campus at any Alliance MBS centre)
  • Accounting in Business (Online)
  • Operations Management (Online)
  • Financial Management (Online)
  • Strategic Management & Business Planning (Online)
  • Project (Online)

Elective courses

You will choose five electives from your field(s) of interest. AMBS electives include a workshop residential at any of AMBS' global centres (Dubai, Manchester, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore), and Kelley electives are delivered online. We also offer a small number of electives that include a workshop residential in Washington DC. To view the full range of electives please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.

What our students say

'Overall, the MBA has made me a more rounded professional. Studying courses relating to different functions of an organisation, such as accounting and finance, has allowed me to appreciate other perspectives. I now understand their challenges and how they think, which makes me more effective in my role.'

Leonard Zheng, Kelley-Manchester Global MBA 2018, Real Estate Development Director, China, IWG plc

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The Kelley-Manchester MBA is ideal for experienced professionals who are looking to progress in their current company, change direction or launch a new business. 

You will gain a solid understanding of all functions within an organisation and how they interrelate. This joint MBA will help you stand out by exposing you to two top universities and different global perspectives. You will graduate with two schools on your CV, giving you a valuable edge in the competitive global business world.

Accrediting organisations

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of a select group of institutions globally with triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS. For further information, please visit the  Alliance Manchester Business School  website.