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The Manchester Global Part-time MBA Degree

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

You can study this international MBA from anywhere in the world while you work full-time. This means you can apply the skills and knowledge you learn immediately to solve your business challenges.

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA is for professionals from all industries with at least three years of experience and strong career progression. You will graduate with the same MBA qualification as candidates who study the Manchester MBA full-time in Manchester.

What is 'blended learning'? Blended learning is a type of distance learning that combines online teaching with face-to-face workshop residencies. The workshops are a great opportunity to learn and network with talented peers from all industry sectors.

What will I learn? You will study 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 Part-time MBA course content


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.

International centres

  • Take electives at any of our global centres in year two (Alliance MBS will provide 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.

Fees & funding

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

  • Global MBA (2 years): £31,000
  • Global Finance Accelerated MBA (18 months): £28,500

The above fees relate to the UK centre (students from the UK, North America, South America, Europe and Africa).

If you are based in Asia, the Middle East or Australasia, please contact your local University of Manchester Worldwide centre to discuss fees in your region: Dubai, Hong KongShanghaiSingapore


We encourage our Global MBA candidates to attend workshops for elective courses overseas to enhance their learning experience. We will provide six nights of accommodation in two of our global locations.

Early application discounts

  • Apply by Thursday 24 March and receive a 7.5% discount on fees
  • Apply by Thursday 28 April and receive a 5% discount on fees

University of Manchester Alumni Bursary

If you have successfully graduated from a degree at the University of Manchester or UMIST, you can receive an alumni loyalty bursary, which is a 20% discount on the tuition fees that you are personally funding.

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 >>

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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