Blended online course

Kelley-Manchester Global Part-time MBA

  • Qualification: Joint MBA Degree from two elite business schools UK/US
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Delivery: Blended Learning
  • Workload: Approx 20 hours per week
  • Next enrolment: July 2023
  • Fees: $ 68,250 (Paid in 4 installments)
Kelley-Manchester Global Part-time MBA



Course description

This blended learning MBA combines courses from Kelley's highly-ranked online MBA with courses from Alliance Manchester Business School's flagship MBA. The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA degree offers a larger proportion of online MBA teaching than our Global Part-time MBA, but you still get the chance to study and network with your peers at immersive workshop residentials.


This part-time MBA degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to take on senior leadership positions in global business or launch your own business.

Teaching and 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.

Half of the courses on the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA are delivered by Alliance Manchester Business School. These courses typically include an intensive three-day workshop delivered by our most senior faculty. This is a chance to step away from your day job and immerse yourself in the world of global business.

Key information

  • Duration
    2 years
  • Dates
    July 2023
  • Location
    Available all over the world with workshops held in Dubai, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Washington DC and Bloomington.
  • Admissions
    At least 3 years of work experience and recognised degree or 8 to 10 years experience in lieu of a degree.
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Course units


Once you have been offered a place on our MBA programme and paid a reservation fee, you have exclusive access to our Manchester MBA Preparation course.

This online course helps you understand what it's like to study in Manchester, how you go about writing academic assignments and most importantly, what 'Learning by Doing' really means.

You will have the opportunity to rediscover key study skills, as well as undertake Business Essentials courses in Marketing and Operations Management and meet the teams that will be supporting you.

Taking around 15 hours in total, you can complete the course at your own pace, and there are lots of opportunities to apply your skills and new knowledge throughout.

Core Courses

Delivered by AMBS

Managing and leading in today’s global business environment is complex. This course will provide you with analytical tools to critically evaluate the globalised economy from a cultural, political and economic perspective. You will explore major management issues and develop an understanding of the social context of businesses.

You will also examine the field of organisational behaviour. Why have contemporary management practices and organisational forms been adopted? What is their effect on people’s behaviour? You will learn how to respond to contemporary management and organisational challenges, by applying the latest research, ideas, frameworks and practical case studies.

Delivered by Kelley School of Business

This course is designed to provide a foundation in the use of quantitative methods and decision support systems in managerial decision-making. The course covers two separate areas of analytics. The first is statistical tools and the second is mathematical modeling. Both are important areas that are increasingly being utilized in business decision-making at all levels. The emphasis of the course will be on the understanding and application of these techniques and tools for decision making.

Delivered by Kelley School of Business

This course will introduce you to professional concepts and practices in marketing management. Using a brand in a specific market as an example, you will learn how to apply marketing planning frameworks to segment the market, pick a target market and develop an effective positioning. You will also learn how to use the 4 Ps of Product, Place, Price and Promotion to improve customer behaviour in the brand's favour.

Delivered by Kelley School of Business

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the fields of operations and supply chain management. You will be exposed to emerging trends in the area and a variety of related topics. You will also be asked to master analytical tools that support operational and supply chain activities. If you successfully complete this course, you will be able to understand, solve and ‘speak the language of’ real-world operations and supply chain problems.

Delivered by Kelley School of Business

The course provides a working knowledge of the tools and analytical conventions used in the practice of corporate finance. The emphasis is on establishing an understanding of the basic elements of financial theory to be used in the application of analytical reasoning to business finance problems.

Delivered by Kelley School of Business

This course introduces you to topics in strategic management and planning. You will be asked to build a business strategy and execute it in a business simulation. You will develop a wide variety of managerial skills and competencies, including developing and executing a business plan. This course provides a great foundation for many issues that you will continue to address from different perspectives throughout the MBA and your career.

Tailoring Your Journey

Delivered by Alliance MBS

This is your chance to customise the MBA to suit your personal goals and interests. Our electives span many popular fields of expertise including: entrepreneurship and innovation; finance; HR management; leadership and management practice; marketing; projects and technology.

We deliver electives across our global centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore. You will benefit from the opportunity to widen your international network and sharpen your knowledge of the global business environment.

Current electives:

  • 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
  • Strategic Commercial Management
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Project Organising
  • Strategic Supply Management
  • Sustainable & Socially Responsible Business
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Work Psychology for Managerial Success

Delivered by Kelley School of Business

Customise the MBA to suit your personal goals and interests with electives delivered by the Kelley School of Business. The current choice of electives is as follows:

  • Asset Pricing and Security Valuation (online)
  • Digital Marketing: Theory, Design, and Strategy (online)
  • International Financial Management (online)
  • Organization Design for Strategic Advantage (online)
  • Washington Campus Public Policy Education (includes 5-day workshop residential)
  • Supply Chain Management – Sourcing (online)
  • Sustainable Operations (online)
  • Thinking Strategically: Game Theory and Business Strategy (online)
  • Valuation And Capital Investments (online)
  • Working Capital Management (online)

Applied Learning

Choice of project from:

Live Business Project

Delivered by Alliance MBS

The live business project gives you the flexibility to explore an entrepreneurial venture in a sector of your choice, or to tackle a business issue that is critical to your organisation, which will help you stand out and deliver real value in the workplace. It’s an opportunity to try something you've always wanted to do while gaining invaluable, practical business experience to enrich your CV.

Example projects:

  • Rediscovering Kellogg Nutri-Grain Bar’s Competitive Mojo
  • A study into the effectiveness of the Corporate Parent in delivering value to stakeholders
  • The lean start up: ‘Fit-for-life’
“The students came in as high calibre consultants. They understood the problem quickly and engaged effectively with the team, presenting a high-quality solution that provided useful insights which will be taken on board to execute the project.”
Arsenio Otero, Vice President,
Sales Strategy and Sales Development, EMEA,

Kelley Capstone Project

Delivered by Kelley School of Business

The Kelley Capstone Experience is an innovative online course designed to enhance your talent in leadership, team dynamics, consulting and entrepreneurship. Experience in project scoping, data collection, and solutions delivery hones management skills will serve you well in your career.

Personal and Professional Development

MBA+ is a suite of added value extra-curricular experiences that will help you define your goals, enhance your interpersonal skills, build your corporate connections and raise your profile across the world.

Running in parallel with the academic programme, these activities are not credit bearing. They are designed to give you targeted support and motivation to help you through the MBA and beyond, with unrivalled opportunities to connect and grow. You will have the opportunity to take part in the following activities:

  • Networking events
  • Online careers seminars
  • Employability sessions
  • Careers guidance
  • Alumni socials
  • Alumni speaker events
  • Alumni groups, and more

Find out more


Kelley-Manchester Global MBA (2 years)

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA combines the world's best online MBA teaching with immersive, face-to-face learning at a choice of 8 global locations.

In addition to online learning, this flexible MBA includes 18 days of teaching spread across three workshop residentials (plus an optional five-day workshop in Washington DC. Refer below for the workshop schedule:

Kelley-Manchester MBA programme Structure

Read about our global centres

Admissions Info

There is one intake every year for the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA, commencing in July.

You will need to have good academic credentials and at least three years of work experience with strong career progression and management/leadership experience.

Candidates without a degree have the opportunity to be considered through the experience entry pathway. Take a look at our entry requirements.

You will need time to prepare your application - take the next step now to your future career.

If you need advice or assistance with our admissions process, please contact us:

Tel: +971 (0)4 446 8664

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