Manchester Global MBA

Upcoming intake: July 2021 Intake is full ! Application for January 2022 Intake (the 58th MBA Class) is now open.

Study format: Part-time, Online lectures (Interactive) + Workshops (Case-based approach, Face-to-face / Virtual, Intensive)*

Assessment: 2 assignments (individual and/or group) per course (NO exams)

*Important Note
For students outside Hong Kong, NO travelling will be required for the workshops during Covid-19 pandemic. The workshops will remain Virtual until all international travel and quarantine restrictions are removed.

Programme Features

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Global immersion

  • Real International Flexibility – Study Options (Workshops) at any location: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Manchester, Dubai & Brazil
  • Free hotel accommodation for 2 electives
  • Join our network of 60,000 alumni from 176 countries
  • Our internationally-renowned academics travel the world to teach at our global centres
  • Relocation - Continue your studies at a different centre

Benefit of diversity

  • Students from diverse backgrounds can offer a selection of different talents, skills, and experiences, that are of benefit to the class
  • Click here for the Student Profile

World recognised

  • 25 Nobel Prize Winners (Top 30 universities with the most Nobel Laureates)
  • Nearly 200 years of excellence
  • Triple-accredited: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB
  • World #27 (QS World University Ranking 2021)
  • World #7 (Forbes 2019)
  • World #11 (Best Business School in the World 2019 by CEOWORLD magazine)
  • Ranked #1 UK MBA in HK; UK #4, Europe #10, World #30 (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021)

Flexible and portable

  • Study at your own pace WITHOUT attending daily/weekly class
  • Intensive face-to-face (or virtual) workshops + Interactive Online Lectures
  • Pick your own electives; curate your own degree
  • Can accommodate busy work and travel schedules as well as relocations

Practical and applicable

  • Learning by Doing
  • Knowledge immediately benefits your workplace
  • Put into practice – Implementing your learning through workshops

Small class teaching

  • Limit to 30 students per workshop
  • To maintain High quality, interactivity and dynamic

Identical UK awarded

  • MBA Degree Award from The University of Manchester equivalent to UK on-campus award

Comprehensive career services

  • Strong connections with the world’s top Head-hunters
  • Monthly Career seminars, one-to-one consultancy; CV & cover letter reviews

Strong local support

  • We are the only overseas university to have a centre with its own staff, teaching facilities and student support in Hong Kong covering the East Asia Region (including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Macau and South China)
  • Manchester Global MBA (Part-time) Programme is taught and operated directly by The University of Manchester


  • Students are taught by the very researchers who author the textbooks
  • U.K.’s top-ranked business research centre

Financial Technology (FinTech)

  • International powerhouse for research, teaching and innovation
  • Data Visualisation Observatory offers interactive 3D visualisation of data to visualising monetary flows and stock market behaviours in Fintech

Strong heritage

  • The largest University in UK, established since 1824
  • The first European Business Schools offering MBA programme
  • Offering MBA in Hong Kong and East Asia for nearly 30 years

The school has been renamed Alliance Manchester Business School (or Alliance MBS) since September 2015, in recognition of Lord Alliance's generous £15 million donation and his long-standing relationship with us.

Registration No. 250144. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

6 core courses + 1 group project + 3 electives

6 core courses
*Note: only 5 core courses for CPA/CFA/CIMA members

1. Leading and Managing in a Global Environment Part A
2. Leading and Managing in a Global Environment Part B
3. Marketing and Operations
4. Business Accounting and Finance (exemption for CPA/CFA holders or professionals with equivalent qualification)
5. Strategy and Competition Part A
6. Strategy and Competition Part B

1 group project

1. Live Business (Consultancy) Project

3 Elective courses (chosen from the following list)

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business-to-business Marketing
  • Contemporary Chinese Business
  • Corporate Turnaround and Finance Restructuring
  • Digital Economy
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Engaging Human Talent
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Fintech, Digital Banking and Blockchain
  • Information Systems and Digital Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Management in Practice
  • Managing Disruptive Technologies
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Practical Investing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Commercial Management
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Project Organising
  • Strategic Supply Management
  • Sustainable & Socially Responsible Business
  • The Crisis of Leadership in Business and Politics
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Work Psychology for Managerial Success     new


2 assignments (individual and/or group) per course (NO exams)

To learn more details, join our Admissions Events.

The above information is correct at time of publication (April 2020) but subject to change

Admissions and scholarships

Entry requirements
To enrol in our Manchester Global MBA programme, we require at least 5 years' work experience in a managerial or professional role plus a recognised degree, or 10 years' managerial experience instead of a recognised degree.

We offer various scholarships to selected applicants. To learn more, please attend our seminar. Register here.  

In order to ensure that we have a student cohort with extremely diverse backgrounds, industries and nationalities, we will offer various scholarships to selected MBA applicants. Join our Admissions Events to learn more.

Government loan for Hong Kong resident

If you are a Hong Kong permanent resident, you may be eligible for a Non-Means Tested Loan provided by the Government Student Financial Assistance Agency. The maximum loan is capped at the tuition fee payable, and the loan repayment period can extend to 15 years after program completion (for details, please call 21506223).

*Name of Institution: University of Manchester / Course Code: B11060001

Tax deduction expenses of self-education in Hong Kong

Tuition fees of The University of Manchester - Master Business Administration is deductible under salaries tax. The link below will take you to further information about what you can claim for and when you should make a claim. More on deductions for expenses of self-education.

Sales tax / consumption tax exemption in Japan

No Consumption Tax is required for this overseas programme (lower cost comparing with local MBA in Japan).

Tax credit for education expenses in Korea

15% tax credit for education expenses 본 과정은 연말정산시 본인이 지출한 교육비의 15% 세금 환급이 이루어지는 프로그램입니다