MBA Manchester Global MBA / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course description

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA is delivered through flexible blending learning. It combines online study with 30 days of face-to-face teaching spread across six workshop residentials. You will also take on two practical business projects.

Each module includes a workshop residential in Manchester or at one of our global centres: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore. We also run MBA electives in additional locations, currently Tokyo.

For candidates with over eight years of senior management or entrepreneurial experience, we offer an 18-month accelerated programme. This is a closed cohort of our most senior candidates. Please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website for further information.


The Manchester Global Part-time MBA is highly flexible and portable, meets the needs of busy executives and fits around your personal and professional commitments. Our proven blend of robust academic theory and practical, hands-on experience means you can start putting your learning into practice from day one, providing immediate benefits for you and your employer without putting your career on hold. Explore our  website  for further programme information and student testimonials.

Teaching and learning

Our experiential 'Manchester Method' teaching approach focuses on group work, practice-based learning and reflection. We don't just give you the theory; we show you how to use it to get the results you want.

The Manchester Method in action

  • Practical workshop residentials
  • Real-world case studies
  • Business simulation project
  • Live business project
  • Business networking opportunities

Course unit details

Core courses

Our core programme will give you a thorough grounding in key areas of business and management and challenge you to take on live business projects. You will study the following courses:

  • Leading and Managing in a Global Environment
  • Business Accounting and Finance
  • Strategy and Competition
  • Operations and Marketing
  • Simulation Project
  • Live Business Project

Design your MBA

With our wide range of electives, you can tailor the MBA to suit your personal goals and interests. We encourage our MBA candidates to travel overseas to study electives and we pay for accommodation in two locations - choose from Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. To view our full range of electives, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School website.

What our students say

'I don't know anyone who didn't enjoy the Global MBA and the calibre of classmates was excellent. The absolute highlight was the workshops.'

Owen Lloyd, Senior Global Product Manager, Bentley Motors, UK

Disability support

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