Manchester Global MBA

The upcoming Intake is now open for application

2 Intakes per year: January and July

Study format: Part-time, Online lectures (Interactive) + Workshops (Discussion-based)

Flexible duration: 2~5 years

Assessment: Practical approach - Business cases assignments (NO exams)

Diverse nationalities: Hong Kong (30%) + Overseas (70%): Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan, S.China, Southeast- Asia, UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australia etc.  

Fast Track for CPA, CFA or CIMA holders: 18-month, course exemption

Delivery mode: Over 30 years' experience of teaching Blended programme

*The same MBA degree as students in Manchester

*The only UK MBA has campus in Hong Kong to provide direct support to students in East Asia and offer opportunity for students to interact on campus. 

*Scholarships available - please click here to check with our admissions staff. 

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Programme Features

Practical and applicable

  • 'Blended approach' - better than either 'lecture-only' or 'purely-online' 
  • Learning by Doing – discussing with multicultural students of different industries to apply theories to real business situations
  • No exams - Case-based assessments enabling students to implement knowledge in their workplace

World recognised

  • 25 Nobel Prize Winners (Top 30 universities with the most Nobel Laureates representing excellence in innovation)
  • Nearly 200 years of excellence
  • UK #4, World #30 (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021)
  • World #27 (QS World University Rankings 2022) (for 3 consecutive years)
  • World #7 (Forbes 2019)
  • World #11 (CEOWORLD magazine 2019)
  • UK #5; World #35 (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021)
  • Triple-accredited: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB (top 1% of business schools in the world)

Flexible and portable

  • Self-paced learning WITHOUT attending daily/weekly class
  • Online lectures + interactive workshops (face-to-face/virtual)
  • Curate your own degree - pick your own electives and course duration
  • Accommodate busy work and travel schedules as well as relocations

Benefits of diversity

  • Peer Learning - Multicultural students from diverse industries can offer a selection of different talents, skills, and experiences, that are of benefit to the class
  • Click here for the Student Profile

Innovation & Technology

  • International powerhouse for FinTech research, teaching and innovation
  • Our Data Visualisation Observatory (interactive 3D visualisation of data) helps people make better business decisions
  • Focus on disruptive technology management and strategies

Strong local support

  • The only overseas university has own staffs and teaching facilities in Hong Kong to provide timely support to students of East Asia (Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Macau)
  • Directly managed & operated by The University of Manchester, UK to ensure consistently high-quality teaching and learning.

Small class teaching

  • Limit to 30 students per workshop
  • To maintain high teaching quality, interactivity and dynamic class nature


  • Taught by the original thinkers who author the textbooks / publish research
  • U.K.’s top-ranked business research centre

Strong heritage

  • The largest University in UK since 1824
  • The first European Business Schools offering MBA programme
  • Well established - 30 years in Hong Kong and East Asia
  • 30+ years of Online teaching experience 

Comprehensive career services

  • Strong connections with the world’s top Head-hunters
  • Career seminars/webinars, one-to-one consultancy for CV reviews and job search skills

Global immersion

  • Study at any locations: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai or Manchester (*Other location: Tokyo - for elective only)
  • Join our Business School's 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
  • 6 nights of free hotel accommodation for attending workshops at our global campuses (for elective courses)

Identical UK awarded

  • The same MBA degree certificate as our full-time and part-time students in Manchester

Travelling cohort

Global Executive MBA

Study format: Part-time, Online lectures + Workshops

Flexible duration: 18-month

Workshop locations:

  • Core courses: Manchester, Dubai and Hong Kong
  • Electives: any global centres

To learn more details, join our Course Introduction Session.

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 + 3 Electives 1 Group project  

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/CIMA professionals or equivalent)
5. Strategy and Competition Part A
6. Strategy and Competition Part B

3 Elective courses (chosen from the following list)

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business-to-business Marketing
  • Corporate News and Shareholder Value
  • Digital Economy: Platforms, AI & the Firm
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Engaging Human Talent
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Exploring Decision Making in Practice
  • Fintech, Digital Banking and Blockchain
  • Information Systems and Digital Strategies
  • International Business Strategy
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Leading Business Projects
  • Managing Disruptive Technologies
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Platform Ecosystem Strategy
  • Practical Investing
  • Strategic Commercial Management
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Sustainable & Socially Responsible Business
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Work Psychology for Managerial Success

1 Group project

  • Live Business Project


Workshop Presentation + Case-based assignement | NO exams

To learn more details, join our Course Introduction Session.

The above information is correct at time of publication (April 2022) 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 Course Introduction Session. 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 Admission 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 programme 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

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