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Part-Time MBA: The Manchester Method

We don’t just give you the theory; we show you how to use it to get the results you want.

Developed by Alliance Manchester Business School, the Manchester Method focuses on group work, practice-based learning and reflection.

Learning by doing

Our practical approach produces highly employable MBAs who challenge the status quo in a complex and rapidly changing world.

Through the Manchester Method, you will learn to:

  • Take structured and data-informed approaches to decision making
  • Lead and work effectively with multinational groups
  • Reflect critically and analytically

Examples of the Manchester Method on the Global Part-time MBA:

  • Live business project
  • Intensive, interactive workshop residentials
  • Real-world case studies
  • Group work with a diverse class


Bayo Olotu

The MBA has transformed my professional outlook by providing a strong base in areas like finance, marketing and product management. This has enabled me to make better business decisions and deliver value on complex initiatives."

- Bayo Olotu, Program Manager - Chrome & Android, Google, North America

Original thinking. Applied themes.

At Alliance MBS, ‘Original Thinking Applied’ is at the heart of everything we do. We structure the Manchester MBA around practical theme that reflect the business world. Our real-world focus develops reflective leaders who can navigate global challenges.

How can we understand today’s complex, uncertain business environment and overcome the challenges of leading and managing in a rapidly-changing world?

What you will study:

  • Our course ‘Leading and Managing in a Global Environment’ examines current business environments using the practice-based Manchester Method. It encourages you to reflect and engage with the historical, cultural and ethical considerations that should underpin any commercial decision.

How do contemporary businesses create value? We explore this question from both an academic and commercial perspective. Our teaching emphasises the interdependencies – and interrelationships – between the operational, tactical and strategic functional areas of an organisation.

What you will study:

  • Operations and Marketing
  • Business Accounting and Finance
  • Strategy and Competition

Customise your MBA experience with a live business project and our wide range of elective courses. This is your chance to explore a new field of interest, or gain more expertise in a specific area. Elective courses typically include a three-day workshop at one of our global locations. We also offer a number of online electives to give you added flexibility.

Your options:

  • Elective courses in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore
  • Live business project
  • Online electives

Which professional and personal competencies do successful leaders require? You will identify and develop these qualities through lectures, workshops and individual guidance sessions. You will also gain access to business practitioners, careers support and our alumni network. This will support you as you plan and execute your post-MBA strategy.

Your options:

  • MBA+ Careers
  • MBA+ Alumni Events and Activities

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