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Alliance Manchester Business School COVID-19 Information

Last reviewed: 14 January 2021

The UK government has introduced a new national lockdown in response to increasing rates of COVID-19 infections, hospital admissions and deaths.

This is a serious development and one we recognise will create difficulties and stress for many of our staff and students. You can find detailed information on our ongoing commitment to your safety and wellbeing and some guidance about how the University will operate over the next few weeks on our Student News webpage.

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 AMBS staff and students.

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.

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 are now being accepted for our January 2021 intake. The induction and January workshops will be delivered online. Students also have the option to attend the online workshops on-campus in small, socially-distanced groups. Find out more about the safety measures we have put in place in Manchester in this video. 

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 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

For courses with face-to-face teaching, we are taking decisions on a programme-by-programme basis as to whether the taught elements will be delivered face-to-face or virtually. We continue to monitor current government advice regarding social distancing and safe working practices in relation to COVID-19.

All our staff continue to work from home and you can contact any of the Executive Education team by email or phone for any queries or information about our teaching, programmes or events. Our central email address is please use this if you are not sure who to contact.

Applications for the MSc Management Practice are no longer being accepted.

The Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship standard is currently under government review and we are awaiting final guidelines before announcing our new apprenticeship programme. This page will be updated as soon as the details available.

If you would like to be kept up- to-date with progress or have any questions, please send an enquiry and a member of the team will be in touch

Our next cohort begins in February 2021. The programme will be delivered completely online, across a total of five days over nine weeks. 

Our next cohort on AMAC begins in February 2021, 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