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Alliance Manchester Business School COVID-19 Information

Last reviewed: 14 September 2020

Ensuring the welfare of our students, staff and visitors is our absolute priority and we continue to follow advice from Universities UK, Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as from local authorities at our international centres.

To help keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, our building is currently closed.

We understand that the current situation is difficult and we are working hard to ensure we deliver highest-quality learning and student experience. We are also busy making our campus safe, putting appropriate social distancing and new cleaning measures in place ready for Semester 1 2020/21.

Our staff are currently working from home and you can contact them with any queries or information about our teaching, programmes or events.

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Advice for applicants and offer holders

2020/21 academic year
There will be an extended and enhanced period of induction and welcome activities, which will also be available online if you are unable to join us on campus.
In Semester 1, large lectures will be delivered online and supported with timetabled activity to structure your study week.
Everyone will receive washable face masks in their welcome pack and clear guidance on how our teaching spaces, libraries, study spaces and labs will operate to ensure everyone's safety. You will be fully briefed on health and safety as part of our welcome and induction activities.
Find out more about the start of the 2020/21 academic year

Frequently asked questions
Please check our frequently asked questions.
They should provide you with the information you need about the start of the academic year, accommodation, student life, travel and visa information and much more.
The FAQs will continue to be updated and we will communicate with offer-holders directly with important updates.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact us:

We are delighted that our Global MBA July 2020 intake began their studies virtually in July.

Applications now being accepted for our January 2021 intake, which we anticipate will be face-to-face.  

For questions about your application or potential application for the Global MBA please do not hesitate to contact our experienced Global MBA Recruitment Team who will be able to answer your questions on the phone or via email.

We have postponed the start date of the August 2020 intake of the Manchester Full-time MBA to December 2020. This will give us the best possible chance to continue to deliver our unique experiential programme face-to-face. It will also ensure that students from many different countries can start the MBA in Manchester together at the same time.

Applications now closed for 2020 and we are now accepting applications for the August 2021 intake.

If you have any questions with regards to your application or potential application for the Full-time MBA please do not hesitate to contact our experienced MBA Marketing & Recruitment Team who will be able to answer your questions on the phone or via email.

Induction for the incoming PhD intake cohort for the 2020-21 PhD programme will be held over a two week period (21 September to 2 October inclusive).

The next PGR application round will open in October 2020 for September 2021 entry.

Executive Education Programmes

From September 2020 we expect the majority of our Executive Education programmes to take place in person in our self-contained Executive Education Centre, in line with current government advice regarding safe social distancing and safe working practices in relation to COVID-19.

We expect our October 2020 and January 2021 intakes of the MSc Management Practice to go ahead as planned. We are planning to deliver the course face-to-face in our Executive Education Centre in line with current government advice regarding safe social distancing and safe working practices in relation to COVID-19.

Applications are still being accepted for our January 2021 intake, you can apply here.

Our next cohort begins in February 2021. We are planning to deliver the programme with face-to-face delivery, in line with the latest advice on social distancing and safe working practices.

You can apply here for the next programme.

Our next cohort on AMAC begins in November 2020, you can apply here.

We are planning for the programme to be delivered face-to-face in our Executive Education Centre, in line with current government advice regarding safe social distancing and safe working practices in relation to COVID-19.

We are in contact with our current clients, working with them on the best options for their delegates and businesses. If you do have any questions or would like to talk to a member of the team about options for customised executive education in your organisation, please email executive@manchester.ac.uk.