MBA Global Executive MBA / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

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 Singapore
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 Singapore
  • 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)
  • Typically 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


  • 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 Singapore + 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.


We will provide 26 nights of accommodation across the three core global workshop locations: Manchester, Singapore 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:

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.