Alliance Manchester Business School

Challenge yourself. Change direction. Transform your career.

Whether you're looking to study full-time or part-time, choose the Manchester MBA to experience ‘learning-by-doing', live business projects, global study opportunities and the flexibility to customise your MBA.

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Full-time MBA

  • Study full-time in Manchester over 18, 15 or 12 months

  • 102% average salary increase after three years (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019)

  • 92% of 2018 graduates seeking a role had accepted an offer by 31st December 2018

  • Wide range of scholarships available

  • Three live client consultancy projects and optional 10-12 week internship opportunities

  • MBA electives at our centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore plus additional locations, currently Tokyo 

  • MBA study tours to Dubai and Shanghai

  • International exchange partners across the globe

  • Personal career support throughout your journey

  • Student clubs in Banking and Finance; Consulting; Energy and Industry; FinTech; Retail and Pharma; Technology, Media and Telecoms; plus student forums for Entrepreneurship, Social Impact and Women in Business

  • Business case competitions, social activities and sport events


Class Profile

  • 30 nationalities on average per intake and alumni in 176 countries

  • Average class size 115

  • Average age 29

  • 39% female

  • Average years of work experience: 6

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Global Part-time MBA

  • 2 years with 18-month accelerated pathways for finance professionals and senior managers

  • Study part-time from anywhere in the world

  • Blended delivery: 6 workshop residentials + 2 business projects+ online learning.

  • MBA electives in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore plus
    additional locations, currently Tokyo and the USA
  • Discounts for early application


Class Profile

  • 90 nationalities studying globally plus alumni in 176 countries 

  • Average age 36

  • 35% female

  • Average years of work experience: 11

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Kelley-Manchester Global MBA

  • Two-year joint MBA with Kelley School of Business, Indiana

  • Study part-time from anywhere in the world

  • Experience British and US-style business and management education

  • Blended delivery: Induction in Indiana + online learning + 3 workshop residentials + business project

  • MBA electives in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington

  • Scholarships available 

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Online or on-campus? It can be difficult to know which type of MBA suits you best. Blended learning offers the best of both worlds

6 Jan 2020

Susan Beharrell used her MBA to gain more international exposure, taking a module in Dubai while working in banking at BNY Mellon. The result was promotion to a global management role

25 Nov 2019

Dubai hosts one of Alliance Manchester Business School’s global centers, where MBAs learn about doing business in the Middle East

14 Nov 2019

Want an MBA with impact? Corporate Knights announces ranking of best MBA programs for sustainability in 2019

12 Nov 2019

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At Alliance Manchester Business School, ‘Original Thinking Applied’ sits at the heart of everything we do. With triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, we provide world-class, industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives across the globe.

Our centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore open up a world of opportunities for our students, researchers and clients.

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Established in 1965 as one of the UK’s first two business schools.


Part of The University of Manchester, est. 1824, which is home to 25 Nobel Prize winners.


Brand new campus opened in 2019


Global centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and São Paulo


Top 10 UK MBA (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019)


2nd in the UK for research power (Research Excellence Framework)


2nd in the UK for Executive Education (Financial Times Customised Executive Education Ranking 2019)


Seven research centres and institutes


280+ researchers and teaching staff across all areas of business and management – from accounting and health management to big data and human rights


Located in the heart of Manchester, the birthplace of the industrial revolution and a city of ‘firsts’ – from splitting the atom to building the world’s first computer and isolating graphene

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