The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA Degree
Study with two elite business schools
The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA enables ambitious executives to study an MBA while they continue working. It is a great opportunity to experience both American and British MBA teaching, giving you new perspectives that will boost your CV in the highly-competitive international job market.
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The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA is delivered by Alliance Manchester Business School and US-based Kelley School of Business, a world-leader in online MBA teaching. Together, the schools offer a combined legacy of nearly 150 years of innovation in business and management education.
This blended learning MBA combines courses from Kelley's highly-ranked online MBA with courses from Alliance Manchester Business School's flagship MBA. The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA degree offers a larger proportion of online MBA teaching than our Global Part-time MBA, but you still get the chance to study and network with your peers at immersive workshops across eight global locations.
Where can we take you?
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Kelley-Manchester Global MBA course content
The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA combines the world's best online MBA teaching with immersive, face-to-face teaching at a choice of 8 global locations. The result is a flexible MBA that is a truly international experience.
Semester 1: 6 days at the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana
Semester 2: 6 days at any Alliance MBS global centre
Semester 3: All online or online + a 5-day public policy workshop residential in Washington DC
Semester 4: 6 days at any Alliance MBS global centre
Half of the courses on the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA are delivered online by Kelley School of Business, Indiana - a world leader in online learning. Kelley's rigorous curriculum is delivered online in a flexible, interactive format that works for busy professionals, so you can advance your career while you continue to manage other responsibilities in your life. You'll learn from the same respected faculty that teach on the School's residential programmes - award winning, accessible teachers who will recharge your thinking on business. Kelley will also deliver a class from Washington D.C., providing a well-rounded immersive experience.
Half of the courses on the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA are delivered by Alliance MBS. These courses typically include an intensive three-day workshop delivered by our most senior faculty - a chance to step away from your day job and immerse yourself in the world of global business.
Since opening our doors in 1965 as one of the UK’s first business schools, we have set ourselves apart with a focus on ‘learning by doing’. Our practical approach teaches MBAs to apply theory to live business challenges, think creatively and become opinion leaders.
You can study Alliance MBS electives at a choice of six global centres: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore. This is an opportunity to study alongside dynamic minds from across the globe and make valuable contacts. You will gain fresh perspectives and explore new ways of doing business. Plus, exclusively to this joint MBA, you will have the opportunity to study at Kelley's campuses in Bloomington, Indiana and Washington DC.
Fees & funding
The fee for the Kelley-Manchester MBA is $65,000 and can be paid in instalments.
We offer a number of scholarships for exceptional applicants to the value of:
All applicants will automatically be considered for scholarships when they apply.
Alumni Bursary (20% discount)
If you have successfully graduated from a degree at the University of Manchester or Indiana University, you can receive an alumni loyalty bursary, which is a 20% discount on the tuition fees that you are personally funding.
Entry is competitive and we take a holistic view when we evaluate candidates. We’re looking for the most talented MBAs with the highest potential.
We’re not just looking for candidates with the most experience or the best test scores. We use a wide variety of criteria to evaluate applications, including academic credentials, fast career progression, leadership characteristics and entrepreneurial talent. We also assess your potential to contribute to and enhance your class’s professional and cultural diversity.
Please read our full entry requirements before you apply.
Entry requirements at a glance
- 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)
“The programme combines the best in flexible, interactive online learning with the opportunity to come onsite to work together and build valuable connections. It’s an exciting opportunity not to be missed.”
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