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Global business school analyst QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), has today ranked Alliance Manchester Business School’s Global MBA as 7th in the world and 3rd in the UK.

QS released their annual table which ranks the world’s top 47 Online MBA programmes, showcasing Alliance MBS amongst the best in the world.

The Manchester Part-time Global MBA is taught through blended learning, offering as much face-to-face teaching as some full-time MBAs – and the same qualification – yet students study on-campus just three times a year. Students study core areas of business and management, and can specialise in their areas of choice through electives and project work.

Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - our partners on the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA - were ranked 6th globally.

Xavier Duran, MBA Programmes Director at Alliance MBS said: “Our position in the QS ranking reflects the international reputation and quality of our Global MBA programme. It is highly international and flexible. The ability to take face-to-face workshops at our centres around the globe allows our students to benefit from receiving a high quality education from University of Manchester academics and network with very senior peers, without compromising the flexibility provided by online delivery.

“This year we refreshed our portfolio of electives which has strengthened our offering of courses on digital strategy and management. For example, we have electives on 'The Digital Economy', 'Fintech', 'Digital Ecosystems Strategy', 'Digital Marketing' and 'Managing Disruptive Technologies'. We have also rolled out a new pre-sessional MBA preparation course aimed at supporting our new students get back to higher education.”

Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO and founder, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, said: “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is obliging higher education providers to ensure that they are able to offer outstanding teaching and learning experiences in the virtual classroom, and demand for online education is likely to accelerate as lockdowns across the world continue. QS are offering a ranking that has proved itself ahead of the curve in trying to capture both the standard of online learning experience in innovative ways, and in recognising the importance of independent employability data in offering quality assurance.”

Quacquarelli continued: “Online students tend to be particularly attuned to the key questions of whether their potential programmes will be recognised by employers, and whether they will be sacrificing teaching quality for flexibility. This ranking enables them to make more informed comparisons according to these key criteria.”

The full ranking can be viewed on the QS website.

Find out more about the Manchester MBA.