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The Manchester Global Part-time MBA

Are you an executive looking to increase your salary or change role, industry or location? Transform your career with this hands-on, flexible MBA.

From day one, you will learn skills and knowledge you can apply immediately to help you stand out. You will study core business and management courses, choose specialist electives and take on two practical business projects. It all adds up to as much face-face teaching as most full-time MBAs and the same qualification – while only studying on-campus up to three times a year.


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Programme overview


Global experience

Top organisations want global executives with local knowledge. You need to thrive in a multi-cultural environment and manage across boundaries. The Manchester Global Part-time MBA offers a particularly international study experience to enhance your learning and self-development. Every course includes an intensive three-day workshop where you will study alongside high-achieving executives from diverse professional backgrounds.

Global workshops

Study overseas

  • 50% of students typically attend a workshop overseas every semester
  • Take electives at any of our global centres in year two –  Alliance MBS pays for six nights’ accommodation in two locations
  • A small number of electives also delivered in Washington DC
  • Make new contacts from across the globe who could be indispensable to your future business career
  • Experience new ways of doing business and learn how to communicate and negotiate effectively with people from other cultures

Explore emerging markets

  • Study our specialist elective that takes a 360° look at contemporary Chinese business – a valuable chance to build your network, understand how business is conducted in a different market and visit companies in different industries

Global consistency

  • Our internationally-renowned academics travel the world to teach at our global centres, so you are guaranteed the same world-class teaching wherever you choose to study
  • Continue your studies without interruption at a different centre if your career takes you overseas
Chloe Feng

"I have studied with people from all over the world and developed my network through workshops, annual dinners and student gatherings."

— Chloe Feng, Project Manager, HSBC, Hong Kong

Fees & funding

Fees can be paid in instalments on a semester-by-semester basis.

Fees (UK centre only)

  • Global MBA (2 years): £28,665
  • Global Accelerated MBA (18 months): £28,665
  • Global Finance Accelerated MBA (18 months): £25,909

Earlybird Discount

Earlybird Discount application deadline 1: 30th March (£2,149.87 discount)

Earlybird Discount application deadline 2: 4th May (£1,433.25 discount)

University of Manchester Worldwide

Please note the above fees and discounts on this page relate to candidates enrolling through the UK centre (students from the UK, North America, Europe and Africa). If you are based in Asia, the Middle East, Australasia or South America, please contact your local University of Manchester Worldwide centre to discuss fees and workshop dates: Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, ShanghaiSingapore

Company sponsorship

Many companies provide full or part-sponsorship for candidates studying the Global Part-time MBA. We can help you put together a business case that outlines the benefits to your organisation. We can also schedule a face-to-face meeting or Skype call with your HR department to talk through the programme in more detail. Please get in touch with us to find out more. Click here to find out more about our corporate partnerships >>

Entry requirements

Entry is competitive and we take a holistic view when we evaluate candidates. We’re looking for the most talented MBAs with the highest potential. 

We’re not just looking for candidates with the most experience or the best test scores. We use a wide variety of criteria to evaluate applications, including academic credentials, fast career progression, leadership characteristics and entrepreneurial talent. We also assess your potential to contribute to and enhance your class’s professional and cultural diversity. 

Please read our full entry requirements before you apply.

Full entry requirements >>

Entry requirements at a glance

  • Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement
  • Good undergraduate degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory GMAT® and GRE® or Manchester Admissions Test score
  • Professional accountancy qualification (Finance Accelerated pathway only)
  • Professional skills and competencies
  • International exposure (valued)
  • Entrepreneurial experience (valued)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and personal qualities
  • Proof of English competency (assessed throughout the admissions process)

Admission route for applicants without a degree

If you do not have a degree, it may be possible to gain a place without the specified formal academic qualifications. Please view our full entry requirements for further information >> 


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“You should choose Alliance MBS for its flexible programme structure and global presence. By the end of my MBA, I had attended workshops in five locations and this experience was priceless.”

Don Wijendra, Network Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Singapore


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We're well connected

Wherever you are based, our expertise is never far away. We are the only UK business school with a presence in six global hubs. All of our centres have strong links with the local business community and we also have a global network of over 60,000 alumni, spread across 176 countries.
  • Manchester

    Alliance Manchester Business School was established in Manchester in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. We are now the UK's largest campus-based business and management school. Research-led, we deliver industry-focused business and management education at all levels.

  • dubai

    Established in 2006, the Middle East Centre is our fastest-growing overseas centre with one of the region's largest MBA communities. The centre delivers the Global Part-time MBA, MSc International Healthcare Leadership, Executive Education, MBA electives and the Full-time MBA Dubai Study Tour.

  • hong kong

    The East Asia Centre is located in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong and attracts executives from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, South China & Taiwan to study the Global Part-time MBA. It was our first overseas centre established in 1992 and also delivers electives for all our MBA programmes.

  • sao paulo

    The South America Centre was established in 2008 and delivers the Global Part-time MBA in conjunction with FGV-EBAPE, Brazil's most established business school. Students from our other MBA programmes can also visit the centre to study MBA Electives.

  • shanghai

    Located at the heart of Shanghai, our China Centre was established in 2008. It offers a range of programmes including the Global Part-time MBA, Tongji-Manchester Global MBA, a joint DBA with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Executive Education. The centre also hosts the Full-Time MBA China Study Tour and MBA Electives.

  • singapore

    As pioneers in transnational education, we've had a presence in Singapore since 1992 and opened the South East Asia Centre in 1999. Delivering the Global Part-time MBA, Executive Education and MBA electives, the centre is located in Singapore's central business district.