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MBA The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

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.


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

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