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The Manchester Global Part-time MBA Degree

Are you an ambitious executive looking to increase your salary or change role, industry or location? Transform your career with this flexible part-time MBA degree.

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA is designed for experienced professionals from all industries. This international MBA is taught through blended learning, so you can learn while you continue to work full-time. This means you can apply the skills and knowledge you learn immediately to solve your business challenges.

What is blended learning? With this part-time MBA, you can learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Our blended learning format combines online teaching with face-to-face workshop residentials three times a year. The workshops are a great opportunity to learn from talented peers from all industry sectors.

You will learn about core business and management courses and take on two challenging business projects. You’ll also choose specialist electives in areas that interest you. To help you grow your global network, you can attend workshops at our overseas locations: Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore.

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Global experience

Top organisations want global executives with local knowledge. You need to thrive in a multi-cultural environment and manage across boundaries. The Manchester Global Part-time MBA offers a particularly international experience.

Global workshops

International centres

  • Take electives at any of our global centres in year two (Alliance MBS pays for six nights’ accommodation in two locations). 50% of students typically attend a workshop overseas during the programme.
  • Make new contacts from across the globe who could be indispensable to your future business career
  • Experience new ways of doing business
  • Learn how to communicate and negotiate effectively with people from other cultures

Global consistency

  • Wherever you choose to attend workshops, you will receive the same world-class teaching. Our internationally-renowned academics travel the world to teach at our global centres
  • If your career takes you overseas, you can continue your MBA without interruption by taking workshops at a different centre.
Jenny Hui Global MBA 2017

"The diversity is the best part of the programme. The networking experience with people from all over the world was fabulous."

— Jenny Hui, Global MBA 2017, General Manager (Hong Kong & Taiwan), eBay

Fees & funding

Fees can be paid in instalments on a semester-by-semester basis.

Fees (UK centre only)

  • Global MBA (2 years): £29,500
  • Global Accelerated MBA (18 months): £29,500
  • Global Finance Accelerated MBA (18 months): £26,500

Early application discounts

  • 30th September 2019: first application deadline (7.5% discount)
  • 4th November 2019: second application deadline (5% discount)

University of Manchester Worldwide

Please note the above fees and discounts relate to candidates enrolling through the UK centre (students from the UK, North America, Europe and Africa). If you are based in Asia, the Middle East, Australasia or South America, please contact your local University of Manchester Worldwide centre. Our local course advisors will discuss fees and workshop dates in your region: Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, ShanghaiSingapore

Company sponsorship

Many companies sponsor employees on the Global Part-time MBA. We can help you put together a business case that outlines the benefits to your organisation. We can also schedule a meeting or call with your HR department to talk through the programme. Please get in touch with us to find out more. Click here to find out more about our corporate partnerships >>

The Apprenticeship Levy

  • The University of Manchester is an ESFA approved provider of the apprenticeship scheme for levy paying employers.
  • The Global MBA Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship is currently available only for employees of organisations who are paying into the levy.

The Apprenticeship Levy is a UK tax on employers which can be used to fund apprenticeship training. In the current tax year it is payable by all employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million at a rate of 0.5% of their total pay bill.

Students can utilise the Apprenticeship Levy for the January 2019 intake. Employers and students will be able to use £18,000 from their levy 'pot' to contribute towards their MBA fees.

Please contact us for further information: or +44 161 275 7212

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement
  • Good undergraduate degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory GMAT® and GRE® or Manchester Admissions Test score
  • Professional accountancy qualification (Finance Accelerated pathway only)
  • Professional skills and competencies
  • International exposure (valued)
  • Entrepreneurial experience (valued)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and personal qualities
  • Proof of English competency (assessed throughout the admissions process)

Please read our full entry requirements before you apply.

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Admission route for applicants without a degree

If you do not have a degree, it may be possible to gain a place without formal academic qualifications. Please view our full entry requirements for further information >> 


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The Manchester Global Part-time MBA will take you as far as you want to go. Our elective courses can be studied at any of our global workshop locations, so you can network with high-achieving executives from diverse professional backgrounds and over 90 countries.
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