The Global Part-Time MBA is designed for working professionals (with at least 3 years of professional experience) seeking to enhance their managerial capabilities. It offers flexible learning, global workshop residentials and focuses on a broad range of business disciplines. 

The Global Executive MBA, on the other hand, is tailored for senior executives, requiring not only a minimum of 7 years in a senior leadership role but also an overall professional experience of over 17 years. It emphasizes strategic leadership and global business, with workshops in various international locations.

The course units and major offerings of the programmes are listed on the website. 

Global Part-Time MBA

Global Executive MBA


While the degree, faculty, and accreditation for the part-time MBA are the same as those of the full-time MBA, it's important to note that the electives and mode of learning differ between the two programmes. 

The standard duration for the Global MBA program is 24 months. However, for those enrolled in the Global Finance Accelerated MBA, there is an option to complete the program in as little as 18 months. Both programs offer flexibility, allowing students up to 5 years to complete their studies. 

An accelerated completion in one year is not typically available due to the comprehensive nature and structure of these programs. The extended duration ensures a thorough understanding of the course material while accommodating the professional commitments of the students.


While our program offers flexibility in workshop locations, please note that if you are enrolled in the Middle East Centre, core modules need to be attended at the Middle East Centre. However, for elective modules, you have the option to attend workshops in various global locations, including the UK. This structure ensures a blend of local and international learning experiences.

Global Part-Time MBA: Requires an undergraduate degree and at least 3 years of professional experience.

Global Executive MBA: Requires an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in a senior leadership role, currently influencing company strategy.

Global Finance Accelerated MBA: Requires qualifications similar to the Global Part-Time MBA, with additional professional accountancy qualifications like ACCA, CIMA, or ACA.

You can explore the profiles of our esteemed faculty members at Alliance Manchester Business School - Our People. These profiles provide information about the academic and professional backgrounds of the faculty members, their research interests, and their contributions to their fields.

Your degree will be issued by the University of Manchester, a prestigious and globally recognized institution. The degree holds the same accreditation and recognition as those awarded to on-campus students.

Importantly, our MBA programmes are triple-accredited by three major accreditation bodies: the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) from the United States, the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) from Europe, and the Association of MBAs.


The degree certificate issued upon completion of the programme is the same regardless of the mode of study and does not specify whether it was part-time or blended learning. However, the transcripts do mention the mode of delivery, indicating that the programme was completed in a part-time blended format.

The blended learning model combines online learning with face-to-face workshops. This approach allows flexibility for working professionals and ensures a comprehensive educational experience through interactive sessions, group work, and networking opportunities.

The MBA programmes are designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. It offers flexible scheduling, online resources, and support services to help students manage their studies alongside personal and professional commitments.

Learn more about how you can balance your part-time MBA while working full-time through our detailed article.

On average, students should expect to dedicate around 15-20 hours per week to their studies. This includes attending lectures, participating in discussions, completing assignments, and self-study.

The university provides various support services, including academic advising, career services, and peer networking. Flexibility is offered through online learning platforms, recorded lectures, and adjustable assignment deadlines when necessary.

Absolutely, our programmes are rich in networking opportunities, extending beyond the classroom to include Students & Alumni networking events, corporate networking events, and social responsibility events. 

These platforms, along with workshops, course conferences, and group projects, provide ample opportunities for students to connect with peers, industry professionals, and alumni.


Entry Requirements

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MA Educational Leadership in Practice

  • Good honours degree (min 2:1) or overseas equivalent in a related area.
  • Initial teaching qualification or 1 year’s professional experience in education
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (min 6.5 in writing, no subsection below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT: score of 90 or more (min writing score of 22, no subsection below 20)
  • CAE/CPE: score of 176 or above (176 in writing, no subsection below 169)


MSc in Financial Management

  • 1st or 2:1 UK bachelor’s honours degree or master’s degree (or international equivalent) recognized by NARIC
  • 2:2 degree holders considered with 1-year relevant experience
  • Degrees from any discipline accepted with good numeracy and quantitative ability
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (with 6.0 in listening, writing, reading and speaking)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 90 overall (with 20 in listening, writing, reading, and speaking)
  • PTE Academic: 59-65 overall (with 59 in listening, writing, reading, speaking)
  • CPE/CAE: Minimum grade 176-184.


While we don't offer traditional scholarships, the University of Manchester Middle East Centre provides several financial incentives such as corporate discounts, early bird discounts, and  referral programmes. For more information on how to qualify and apply for these discounts, please visit our website.

While the University of Manchester Middle East Centre does not offer internal funding options, we do provide the flexibility of paying tuition fees in installments. Fees can be paid in 3 to 4 installments, allowing for easier financial management over the course of your studies.

For specific details on payment schedules and installment amounts, please refer to our website or contact our admissions office.

The University of Manchester's MBA programmes, grounded in the practical Manchester Method, equips you with real-world business skills for immediate career application. This approach, combined with extensive networking opportunities, positions you for significant career advancement and leadership growth in various industries.

For detailed information on the career benefits of an MBA programme, please refer to our comprehensive article on the same. You can also refer to our MBA programmes individually.

While direct job placements are not typically offered, the university provides extensive career services, including career counseling, CV-enhancing sessions, workshops, and networking events, to assist students in their job search.

Career services include individual career coaching, employability sessions, workshops & master classes on various career-related topics, and alumni networking events.

Career statistics and employment reports are usually available on the university's website or can be requested from the career services department. These reports provide insights into the employment outcomes of graduates.

Alumni of the university are employed in a wide range of sectors and companies globally. Specific details about the companies and positions held by alumni can be found in the alumni network directory or through the university's career services.

Assessment methods vary by course but typically include a mix of assignments, projects, exams, and participation in discussions. Grading is based on your understanding of key concepts, quality of work, workshop attendance, and adherence to academic standards. 

Each course has specific criteria, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of your academic progress. For more information, please contact our admission team via our website.

Cohort sizes vary, but they are generally designed to facilitate interaction and networking. Prospective students can connect with current students or recent alumni through university-organized events or social media groups.

MBA students have exclusive access to regional alumni groups and regular networking events, specifically tailored to their needs and interests. These platforms offer valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional networking.

The University of Manchester Middle East Centre does not currently offer the option to transfer credits from other institutions. However, we do recognize the value of prior learning and relevant work experience. Applicants may be eligible to gain credits for their previous professional experiences or learning achievements.

For more information on how your prior experience can contribute to your programme, please contact our admissions team via our website.