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The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA Degree

Study with two elite business schools

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA is delivered jointly by Alliance Manchester Business School and US-based Kelley School of Business, a world leader in online MBA teaching. 

This is our most flexible part-time MBA degree. It includes more online learning than our Global MBA and a minimum of three global workshop immersions, where you can study and network with peers from around the globe.

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This blended learning MBA combines courses from Kelley's highly-ranked online MBA (ranked 5th globally in the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking) with courses from the Manchester MBA. It is a great opportunity to earn two MBA degrees for your CV and to experience both American and British education.  



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Kelley-Manchester Global MBA course content


Blended learning

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA combines the world's best online MBA teaching with immersive, face-to-face teaching at a choice of 7 global locations. The result is a flexible MBA that is a truly international experience.

Workshop schedule

Semester 1: 5 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

Online learning

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.

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Face-to-face teaching

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.

Global immersion

You can study Alliance MBS electives at a choice of six global centres: Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, 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 campus in Bloomington, Indiana and in Washington DC.

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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:

  • $5,000
  • $10,000
  • $15,000

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.

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Entry requirements

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.

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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)
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