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The Manchester MBA is an experience of a lifetime that will change the way you do busi­ness, forever. At Alliance Manchester Busi­ness School we offer a range of accredited and unique MBA programs to suit your career goals and professional situation. 

The Manchester MBA - who will you become?

Since our inception in the 1960's, Alliance Manchester Business School has developed a worldwide reputation for providing exceptional business and management education. Today, our renowned MBA programmes deliver the competitive edge, international experience and flexibility other programmes simply cannot match.

Alliance MBS is consistently ranked as one of the World's leading schools. According to the FT, MBA students can expect a 96% salary increase three years after graduation. Alliance MBS is also placed at 12th in the world for career progress while Forbes (ROI) ranks AMBS 6th in the world, outside the US.

Full-time MBA

The Manchester Full-time MBA not only gives you a thorough grounding in business theory, it also gives you the opportunity to put it into practice from day one with live consultancy project work and internships with high pro­file, multinational corporations.

Our unique, hands-on programme offers you 900 hours of client-facing time, enabling you to test the theories from the classroom immediately in real world situa­tions with blue chip organisations. You will gain interna­tional experience through project work, the inter­national exchange programme, and the chance to take an elective course or study tour at one of our global centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sin­gapore and São Paolo.

The Manchester MBA will take you out of your comfort zone from day one and encourage you to think, question and find solutions to complex, glob­al business problems. You will receive career support throughout your MBA journey. Our team of MBA career consultants will get to know you personally and work as your career partners.

Duration: 18, 15 or 12 months

Cost: £44,000

Experience required: three years professional experience

Next intake: September 2019 

Final deadline: May 2019

Scholarships and discounts: Scholarships available ranging from 15 – 60% of fees

Global Part-time MBA

The two year Manchester Global part-time MBA is designed to fit around work and personal commit­ments. It offers as much face-to-face time as most full-time programmes, yet you only study on campus three times a year. World class teaching is delivered in blocks at residential workshops, with online activity to enrich the learning experience. You can tailor your MBA to suit your personal goals and interests by selecting electives from the follow­ing themes; Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, HR Management, Leadership, Marketing, Projects and Tech­nology. There is international flexibility within the programme; you can attend workshops at any of our global centres in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Sao Paulo.

Accelerated study options – 18 month duration

Global Accelerated: Candidates with significant management experience may be invited to join our Global Accelerated MBA programme, which is a closed cohort experience.

Finance Accelerated: For candidates holding professional accountancy qualifications.

Further information

Cost:  Global and Global Accelerated - £28,665      Finance Accelerated: -  £25,909

Experience required:  At least three years professional experience with strong career progression and a recognised degree, or eight to ten years managerial experience instead of a recognised degree.

Next intakes: January 2019

Final deadline: December 2018

Scholarships and discounts: Early application discounts available

Kelley-Manchester MBA

Our joint MBA with Kelley School of Business in the United States also allows candidates to study and work at the same time. The programme brings together two of the world’s leading business schools with a combined legacy of nearly 150 years of inno­vation in business and management education. This pioneering new programme will be taught using a blended format of online study and face-to-face classes, at both the Kelley School in Indiana, USA and at Alliance Manchester Business School cam­puses across the globe. You’ll experience British and US style business and management education, earning you two degrees from two top ranked schools in two years.

Cost: $65,000

Experience required: At least three years professional experience with strong career progression and a recognised degree, or eight to ten years managerial experience instead of a recognised degree.

Next intake: July 2019

Final deadline: June 2019

Scholarships and discounts: Scholarships available

Additional Information




We are positioned 7th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th in the World (Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2016)

Programme Format:

Full Time/ Part-time/ Distance Learning/ Executive

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Specialist learning themes available in

Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Technology, Marketing, HR, Leadership, Finance and Project Management

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Address: Alliance Manchester Business School,
Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 275 6414 
Dean: Professor Fiona Devine
MBA Academic Programme Director: Prof Elaine Ferneley
MBA Admission Director: Helen Dowd, Full-timeMBA.