QS Online MBA ranking 2021

QS Online MBA ranking 2021

Manchester Global MBA ranked 5th in the world in QS Online MBA rankings 2021

Flexible, blended learning MBA is popular among working professionals in the Middle East 


Part of The University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School’s Global MBA has been ranked by global business school analyst QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as 3rd in the UK and 5th in the world. With students increasingly turning to the online MBA as a more flexible, cost-effective method of furthering their career development goals, and with an increasing number of accredited schools adding an online MBA option, QS’s list offers independent comparative insight on provider quality. The 2021 table is the largest yet, ranking the world’s top 57 online MBA programmes. 

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA was launched in the Middle East in 2006 by the University’s Middle East Centre in Dubai, which has supported over 2,800 students and graduated more than 1,800 since launch.    

The Manchester Part-time Global MBA is delivered in a flexible blended format, combining online learning with workshop residencies at a choice of international locations. It offers as much face-to-face teaching as some full-time MBAs – and the same qualification – yet students study at workshops hosted in Dubai just three times a year. Alliance Manchester Business School’s online MBA improved across a number of categories - employability, class experience, and faculty and teaching. 

Xavier Duran, MBA Programmes Director at Alliance MBS, said: “Our position in the QS ranking reflects the international reputation and quality of our Global MBA. Our blended online and face-to-face format is highly international and extremely flexible. This has enabled us to continue delivering our highly-engaging Global MBA workshops virtually during the past year to students around the world.”

The University of Manchester was also named as the world’s 27th best university in the QS World University Rankings, sixth in the UK, and eighth in Europe.