The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA
Study with two elite business schools
This part-time MBA is delivered by US-based Kelley School of Business, a world-leader in the delivery of online MBAs, and Alliance Manchester Business School, a top 40 business school with six centres around the globe. Together, the schools offer a combined legacy of nearly 150 years of innovation in business and management education.
global study locations
The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA combines the world's best online MBA teaching with immersive, face-to-face teaching at a choice of 8 global locations. The result is a flexible MBA that is a truly international experience.
Semester 1: 6 days at the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana
Semester 2: 6 days at any Alliance MBS global centre*
Semester 3: All online or online + a 5-day public policy workshop residential in Washington DC
Semester 4: 6 days at any Alliance MBS global centre*
*AMBS also offers select electives that include a 3-day workshop in Washington DC.
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. You'll learn from the same respected faculty that teach on the School's residential programmes - award winning, accessible teachers who will recharge your thinking on business. Kelley will also deliver a class from Washington D.C., providing a well-rounded immersive experience.
Half of the courses on the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA are delivered by Alliance MBS. These courses typically include an intensive three-day workshop delivered by our most senior faculty - a chance to step away from your day job and immerse yourself in the world of global business.
Since opening our doors in 1965 as one of the UK’s first business schools, we have set ourselves apart with a focus on ‘learning by doing’. Our practical approach teaches MBAs to apply theory to live business challenges, think creatively and become opinion leaders.
You can study Alliance MBS electives at a choice of six global centres: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore. This is an opportunity to study alongside dynamic minds from across the globe and make valuable contacts. You will gain fresh perspectives and explore new ways of doing business. Plus, exclusively to this joint MBA, you will have the opportunity to study at Kelley's campuses in Bloomington, Indiana and Washington DC.
Fees & funding
The fee for the Kelley-Manchester MBA is $65,000 and can be paid in instalments.
We offer a number of scholarships for exceptional applicants to the value of:
- 5% of fees (USD 3,250)
- 10% of fees (USD 6,500)
- 15% of fees (USD 9,700)
All applicants will automatically be considered for scholarships when they apply.
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.
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 >>
“The programme combines the best in flexible, interactive online learning with the opportunity to come onsite to work together and build valuable connections. It’s an exciting opportunity not to be missed.”
Monday, September 4, 2017
Over the summer term, our Full-time MBA students build their own curriculum from a choice that includes electives, an internship or a business simulation project.
Friday, August 11, 2017
The NHS Leadership Academy has appointed Alliance Manchester Business School as one of seven higher education institutions (HEIs) to deliver the NHS Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Paul Wood, Executive Principal at YK Pao School Secondary Division in Shanghai, recently started his fourth University of Manchester degree at Alliance MBS.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Alliance Manchester Business School has today been placed 30th in the world in the Financial Times’ Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship ranking.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Did you know starting a business is one of the main reasons for studying an MBA? Our Full-time MBA candidates have lots of opportunities to develop their entrepreneurship skills.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
One of the world’s leading university ranking groups, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), has today ranked Alliance Manchester Business School’s Global MBA as 5th in the world.
She’s got the power – ethical energy boss scoops outstanding entrepreneur award this International Women’s Day
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Innovative energy boss and MBA Class of 2016 Class President Cheryl Latham has scooped the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ gong at this year’s Northern Power Women awards.