MBA Global Executive MBA

Year of entry: 2022

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Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Business Admin
Duration
18 months
Entry requirements

The Global Executive MBA is for our most senior MBA candidates, places are limited and entry is competitive. We deliberately aim to admit a cohort of senior leaders from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

To apply, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Substantial and significant professional experience in management roles
  • Significant international exposure (preferred)
  • Good undergraduate or master degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory admissions test:  We accept GMAT®, GMAC Executive Assessment, GRE® or Manchester Admissions Test
  • Proof of English competency (assessed throughout the admissions process)

If you do not have a degree, it may be possible to gain a place without a degree qualification. Your application will be considered through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

To view more details on our entry requirements, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website .

Full entry requirements

How to apply
There are intakes for the Global Executive MBA in January and July. Please apply online through our application portal. Visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website for full details on how to apply.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course overview

Are you a senior manager, high-level executive or experienced entrepreneur? The Global Executive MBA is an 18-month accelerated pathway of the Global MBA for a closed cohort of some of our most senior MBA candidates.

The Global Executive MBA will immerse you in our global study locations. You will attend four core workshop residentials as a cohort in Manchester, Dubai and Hong Kong for greater exposure to international business culture (we will provide 26 nights of accommodation across the three core global workshops locations). You will then choose two electives with a workshop residential at any of our global centres: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Shanghai or Singapore.

Open days

We run regular information sessions and offer online consultations for prospective students. These sessions are a great opportunity to discuss which MBA programme is right for you and explore how an MBA could enhance your career and personal development. For further details, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website .

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).

Contact details

School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
MBA Recruitment Team
Email
Website
https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/study/mba/global-executive/
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 .

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

The Global Executive MBA is for our most senior MBA candidates, places are limited and entry is competitive. We deliberately aim to admit a cohort of senior leaders from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

To apply, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Substantial and significant professional experience in management roles
  • Significant international exposure (preferred)
  • Good undergraduate or master degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory admissions test:  We accept GMAT®, GMAC Executive Assessment, GRE® or Manchester Admissions Test
  • Proof of English competency (assessed throughout the admissions process)

If you do not have a degree, it may be possible to gain a place without a degree qualification. Your application will be considered through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

To view more details on our entry requirements, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website .

Application and selection

How to apply

There are intakes for the Global Executive MBA in January and July. Please apply online through our application portal. Visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website for full details on how to apply.

Course details

Course description

The Global Executive MBA is a dynamic and highly experiential part-time MBA programme. Whatever sector, job function or global region you come from, this part-time executive MBA degree will enable you to:

  • Understand the economic, societal and cultural challenges and differences that emerge when working in a globalised business environment
  • Work collaboratively on live business issues and engage with business practitioners
  • Gain the practical and analytical abilities, critical awareness and transferable skills you need to function effectively in the current and future worlds of business
  • Develop your self-awareness, self- management capabilities, personal networks and networking abilities
  • Learn how to engage in life long personal and professional development through reflective practice
 

Teaching and learning

Blended learning

The Global Executive MBA is taught through a combination of highly participative online learning and five global workshop residentials (32 days of face-to-face teaching in total). This blended learning approach is ideal for fitting your studies around your work and home commitments, while still getting an equivalent amount of on-campus teaching time as many full-time MBA programmes.

Global workshop residentials

Most courses that you will study include an intensive, three-day workshop residential. These are a chance to immerse yourself in your studies, away from the distractions of daily life, focus on what you want to achieve and build a strong, supportive cohort. At the workshops, you will experience a challenging mix of experiential learning from renowned business experts and practitioners, and group work focusing on real business problems. Plus, there's the opportunity to network, socialise and make connections that could transform your career. To give you extra flexibility, for elective courses we offer some courses that have more online or face-to-face learning to suit your commitments.

Workshop schedule

January intake

Year 1:

  • January: 6 days in Manchester
  • March: 6 days in Dubai
  • September: 7 days in Hong Kong
Months 13-18:
  • January: 6 days in Manchester
  • March: 2 x 3-day workshops in locations of your choice (Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Shanghai or Singapore)

July intake

Year 1:

  • July: 6 days in Manchester
  • September: 6 days in Hong Kong
  • March: 7 days in Dubai
Months 13-18:
  • July: 6 days in Manchester
  • September: 2 x 3-day workshops in locations of your choice (Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Shanghai or Singapore)

Online learning

Our online teaching, learning and student support includes:

  • Dedicated online learning and support hub
  • Live online lectures and virtual workshops to support face-to-face workshops
  • Virtual office hours with world-leading academics
  • Online student surgeries
  • Digital library
  • Discussion forums
  • Pre-sessional study skills and foundational review courses 
  • Virtual guest speakers and networking opportunities

Typical course unit

  • Delivered online + three-day face-to-face workshop (either at the start or around the middle of the teaching period)
  • Typcially studied over a six-month period (some are shorter) with a total of 150 hours of study per unit
  • Taught from an applied perspective using practical elements, such as problem-solving, case studies, interactive activities and online quizzes, so you can apply your learnings immediately
  • Assessed by ongoing coursework with no exams (you will typically complete two individual/group assessments per unit) 
  • Informed by the latest cutting-edge research
  • Taught by world-leading academics with extensive expertise and teaching experience

Course unit details

Pre-MBA

  • Manchester MBA Preparation Course (online)

Core courses

  • Leading and Managing in a Global Environment (3-day workshop in Manchester + online learning)
  • Operationalising and Communicating Value (4-day workshop in Hong Kong + online learning)
  • Business Accounting and Finance (3-day workshop in Dubai + 1 virtual workshop + online learning)
  • Strategy and Competition (4-day workshop in Manchester + online learning)
  • Digital Economy (3-day workshop in Dubai + online learning)
  • The Reflective Executive (2 workshops in Manchester - 3 days in total + workplace application + online learning)
  • Business Inquiry (1-day workshop in Manchester + group work - six months duration in total) 

Elective courses (choose two)

Per elective: 3-day workshop (minimum) in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Shanghai or Singapore + online learning

Current electives:

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Corporate Turnaround and Finance Restructuring
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Engaging Human Talent
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Fintech, Digital Banking and Blockchain
  • Information Systems and Digital Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Managing Disruptive Technologies
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Practical Investing
  • Strategic Commercial Management
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Project Organising
  • Strategic Supply Management
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Work Psychology for Managerial Success

GEMBA+ (non-credit bearing)

GEMBA+ is a suite of extra-curricular experiences that will help you define your goals, enhance your interpersonal skills, build your connections and raise your profile across the world. These activities are exclusive to the Global Executive MBA.

In addition to the above, you will also have access to the MBA+ extracurricular activities that we offer across all our part-time MBA programmes, including:

  • Online careers seminars
  • Employability sessions
  • Careers guidance
  • Alumni introductions
  • Alumni socials
  • Alumni speaker events
  • Alumni groups, and more

Post-MBA (optional)

  • Post-graduation elective (min. 3-day workshop in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, Shanghai or Singapore + online learning)
  • Lifelong membership of our global alumni community

Additional fee information

The fee for the Global Executive MBA is £40,500, which can be paid in instalments on a semester-by-semester basis. The fee includes one complimentary elective post-graduation at any of our global locations.

Accommodation

We will provide 26 nights of accommodation across the three core global workshop locations: Manchester, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a number of scholarships for candidates with excellent achievements. Our scholarships also support cultural and professional diversity in the Global Executive MBA programme and the School's commitment to social responsibility. Candidates who are selected to the interview stage will be invited to present their case for a scholarship as part of the interview process.

For full details, pleaes visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website .

What our students say

'My MBA changed me in lots of ways. I can build a business model from scratch, I know how to approach a negotiation and affect the outcome, and I can think on an international scale, too. You can never go wrong if you push yourself out of your comfort zone. I will always recommend going back to school.'

James Makinde, West Africa Business Development Manager, New Energies, Shell, Nigeria

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

CPD opportunities

Extend your learning and boost your CPD after you graduate with a complimentary elective, which includes a 3-day workshop at any of our global locations.

Careers

Career opportunities

This MBA degree will equip you to lead effectively through uncertainty, seize opportunities to innovate in an ever-changing business landscape, and solve the complex business challenges you face every day in a senior role.

Accrediting organisations

Aliiance Manchester Business School is part of a select group of schools globally that have been awarded triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

In addition, the 2021 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking places the Manchester MBA:

  • 4 th in the UK, 10 th  in Europe and 30 th  in the world
  • 1 st  in the UK and 5 th  in the world for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 11 th worldwide for the career progress of our alumni