Global MBA | Global Business Made Personal

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Find your place in Miami, Dubai, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai - the most dynamic and relevant places in today’s business world.

Your part-time Global MBA from the Manchester School of Business connects you to an elite group of peers - linked to one of our seven global centers but encouraged to take full advantage of the most culturally diverse, portable, and rigorous business degree available in the world today.

For globally-minded, well-traveled professionals with at least four years of meaningful experience, there is simply no other part-time, Global MBA that delivers:

  • AACSB accreditation (global gold-standard)
  • Top ranked (Financial Times #6 UK, #14 Europe, #43worldwide)
  • Proven global placement (ranked #15 by international MBA recruiters in the MBA Career Guide)
  • First and only UK business degree offered in USA (respected globally)
  • Online convenience and face-to-face relationships

While every MBA program teaches international markets and management, we put theory to practice, inviting students to study, work and problem solve wherever they are currently engaged - or seeking to be engaged - in the world.

  • Seamless study across seven global centers (world’s most relevant business locations)
  • Global portability + pricing (one tuition, seven global centers)
  • Low faculty-student ratios (25-30 students per workshop)
  • Minimum 24 hours face-to-face contact per course
  • Same faculty teach across seven global centers (representing 40 countries)
  • Corporate executive mentors (representing 100 nationalities)
  • Working, accomplished adults (minimum four years professional experience)

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Gain the MBS Advantage

Global business recruiters understand the fundamental importance of identifying and retaining globally competent managers. Demand for such talent has never been higher, nor the challenges greater.

Your Global MBA from Manchester Business School combines classroom rigor with hands-on exposure to global business executives from the likes of AstraZeneca, Bank of New York Mellon, IBM, KPMG, PWC and Siemens who respond daily to unprecedented complexity and ongoing change.

Your Global MBA from Manchester Business School sets you apart from the more than 100,000 new MBAs minted each year in the U.S. alone - and prepares you like no other to succeed in the global business marketplace.

With the help of brilliant, networked faculty and our dedicated part-time Global Careers Service, you will emerge prepared to:

  • make strategic decisions that account for an ever-growing number of global variables and interdependencies
  • anticipate, process and adapt to global political, economic, environmental change in real time
  • track and manage developments in cross border trade and global supply chain
  • adapt quickly as both a leader and learner across organizational structures
  • mine relevant data and leverage varying approaches to information and communication technology

27,000 MBS Alumni in Senior Positions around the globe

Global Centers/Workshops

While many business schools offer an international dimension to their MBA program, nobody puts the “global” in global business like MBS. You graduate with a highly ranked degree and an unmatched network of global business contacts.

MBS offers the world’s only online/face-to-face Global MBA program to encourage students to engage faculty, executive mentors, industry speakers and students at any one of seven dedicated global centers in Manchester, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Miami and Sao Paulo.

Shared faculty. Same tuition. Simple registration across all seven locations.

A unique international experience
Top global organizations want global executives who thrive in a multicultural environment, who have experience of other cultures and can manage across boundaries. We encourage our students to travel to at least two of our global centers during their program, to broaden their experience and deepen their understanding of international business.

Workshops up close

  • Attendance required for at least 80% of program workshops
  • Workshop size kept low (typically 25-30) to maintain interaction
  • Residential workshops provide a minimum 24 hours of face-to-face contact per course (more direct contact than many part-time, fixed on campus programs).
  • Workshop sessions delivered by senior faculty and industry experts
  • Guest speakers highlight each of the seven global centers
  • Courses without residential workshops feature online workshops (discussions and tutorials) linked to a formative assessment.

7 Global Centres


Customize your Global MBA program by combining a fixed core in general business management with industry and career-specific electives.

Electives cover a range of concentrations and topics: sustainability, project management, entrepreneurship, strategic decision making, international and new media marketing, and a robust menu of finance electives (governance, risk management, venture capital, etc.).

MBS has structured three career-specific concentrations/pathways to meet the needs of 21st century finance, engineering/technical, and project management sectors.

25 Nobel Prize Winners among former staff and students

Live Projects + Simulations

Beyond the on-the-ground, face-to-face workshop time, you will maintain routine contact with your fellow cohort members through live company projects and business simulation challenges.

As seasoned professionals, you understand that real business success involves applying theory and insight in highly unpredictable global markets. Your Global MBA from MBS will refine your thinking, sharpen your instincts and make you fit for the next level of team building and collaboration.

Live Projects
You will join a hand-select subgroup of cohort members and external company employees to leverage a real, time-sensitive corporate opportunity. All project teams

  • use state-of-the-art video conferencing, email, discussion groups, and face to face meetings to make assignments and complete research
  • receive support from an academic supervisor, hand-picked for their industry knowledge.
  • Complete a 10,000-word dissertation and make a presentation

Group Business Simulations
Working in small groups of four to six people, you will carry out a challenging business simulation project based on real issues faced by today's organizations.

The business simulation is designed to sharpen your skills in:

  • Team-working
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Decision-making
  • Risk-taking

As part of a group, you will take over a fictional company competing in a growth market and work to maximize its share price by the end of the project.

35 average age of Global MBA student

Core courses

  • Accounting in Business
  • Business Simulation
  • Comparative and International Business
  • Corporate Finance
  • Final Project Preparation (online)
  • Global Events and Leadership
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • People Management and Organization
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Strategic Management

Elective courses

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Global Finance
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
General Management
  • Commercial and Contract Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management of Projects
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • The Reflective Manager
  • Doing Business in Brazil
  • Doing Business in China
  • International Marketing
  • New Media Marketing
  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Information Systems and Internet Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • Negotiation Skills and Selling Strategies


Students enrolled on the Part-time Global MBA will be assessed on the basis of examinations and continuous assessment, the latter comprising of two assignments at set points:

Assignments - 50%
Each course will be assessed on the basis of two assignments, contributing 50% to the overall course mark. These assignments will either be on the basis of two individual pieces of written work, or one individual written assignment coupled with an assessed group assignment during the residential workshops. The assessment method is determined by each individual course director and is based on optimizing the student learning experience and reflection process - students will be informed of the assessment method for each module at the start of each trimester.

Exams - 50%
A three hour open book examination, forms an integral part of our MBA program and carries 50% weighting towards the assessment of each course. Manchester Business School Worldwide operates a global network of exam centres, enabling students to take their exams at one of the many exam venues we have worldwide.

  1. A limited number of courses will not be open book.
  2. Some courses will not have examinations

Program details

Duration Two years plus a six month live company project
Dates TBC
Cost $47,000 Total
Application deadline TBC
Location Available all over the world with workshops held in Miami, Dubai, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and São Paulo
Admissions At least four years of work experience and recognized degree