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Alliance Manchester Business School COVID-19 Information

Last reviewed: 28 October 2020

Earlier this month our University moved to increase online teaching. At that point we agreed that the changes would be in place until 30 October. As planned, we reviewed this decision on Friday 23 October.

This review has taken place against the backdrop of marked fall in infection rates amongst our students, and our experience of online and blended learning, but also the very recent increase in national alert level for Greater Manchester and the latest advice from Public Health officials in Manchester.

Our decision is that we will continue to operate with the current mix of online and face-to-face teaching.

This decision will be reviewed on 11 November.

Review of current teaching and learning arrangements >>

Contact us

If you have a question about the move to an increased level of online learning and are unable to find an answer on the University’s Coronavirus information pages, you can get in touch via the web chat, or by calling our Student and Supporters Enquiry Line on 0161 543 2110 (web chat and enquiry lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm).

Please read the information below, check the Self Isolation Support pages or direct any questions related to self-isolation to our dedicated team via email.

Self isolation support

We understand that you may have questions if you or fellow students need to self-isolate. We have compiled advice on our Self Isolation Support pages and will update this in line with national and local guidance.

The page gives information on how self-isolating students can be supported to obtain essential provisions such as food, medicines and laundry facilities. It also details help and support for personal wellbeing and mental health, including financial support.  

Any questions about student self-isolation can be directed to our dedicated team via email

Access to the Alliance MBS building

To help keep everyone safe, our building is currently only accessible to staff and students. 

While the majority of teaching is currently being delivered online, AMBS students can continue to access the Eddie Davies Library and study spaces located in The Hive on the second, third and fourth floors. The study space includes PCs, our Finance Zone and quiet study spaces. The space has been set out to ensure social distancing at 2 metres is maintained and you will need to wear a face covering when you are in the building.

Café 65 on the ground floor will also remain open for hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. 

Opening times are 8am to 8pm with last entry into the building at 6pm.

Advice about our programmes

If you are a current undergraduate or masters student please check our frequently asked questions which are updated regularly. You will also receive regular updates from your programme team, please continue to check your University email account and Blackboard for updates. 

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

Our Global MBA July 2020 intake began their studies virtually in July.

Applications now being accepted for our January 2021 intake. The induction and January workshops will be delivered online.  

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 where possible. It will also ensure that students from many different countries can start the MBA in Manchester together at the same time.

Much of our Full-time MBA programme activity is conducted in small groups, as we teach the programme through the project method and put a strong focus on the consultancy projects and professional development. These activities and interaction with the Postgraduate Careers Service remain face-to-face. Although whole class lectures will be delivered virtually to be able to adhere to social distancing regulations, which are a government requirement to keep everyone safe, we have added face-to-face smaller group activity per lecture to provide the opportunity for interaction with the professors and your classmates in smaller groups.

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.

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

Executive Education Programmes

Our next cohort begins in January 2021. Applications are still being accepted, you can apply here.

Our next cohort begins in February 2021. We are planning to deliver the programme online, 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