Kelley-Manchester Global MBA

Become an MBA from 2 elite Schools

This exciting addition to our MBA portfolio is delivered jointly by US-based Kelley School of Business, a world-leader in the delivery of online MBAs, and Alliance Manchester Business School, a top 40 business school with six centres around the globe. Together, the schools offer a combined legacy of nearly 150 years of innovation in business and management education.

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA combines the world's best online MBA teaching with immersive, face-to-face teaching twice a year at a choice of 8 global locations. The result is a flexible MBA that is a truly international experience.

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Six reasons to choose the Kelley-Manchester Global MBA

Joint MBA

Earn 2 degrees from 2 top-ranked schools in 2 years.

Dual expertise

Experience the British and US-style business and management education

Blended delivery

An MBA that combines the world's best online and face-to-face teaching

Global immersion

Widen your perspective with workshop residencies at a choice of 8 global locations locations - Dubai, Hong Kong, Indiana, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington DC

Tailor your MBA

Study electives from your areas of interest to gain career momentum

Flexible learning

Advance your global business career while continuing to work full-time

Programme structure

The diagram below illustrates the programme structure and shows which courses involve residential workshops and which are delivered online. Our team would be delighted to talk through this structure in more detail with you. Please contact us to arrange a personal consultation.

Blended delivery

Online 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. You'll learn from the same respected faculty that teach on the School's residential programmes - award winning, accessible teachers who will recharge your thinking on business. Kelley also delivers classes from Washington DC.

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Face to face teaching

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

Since opening our doors in 1965 as one of the UK’s first business schools, we have set ourselves apart with a focus on ‘learning by doing’. Our practical approach teaches MBAs to apply theory to live business challenges, think creatively and become opinion leaders.

Workshop schedule

Semester 1
6 days at the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana

Semester 2
6 days at any Alliance MBS global centre

Semester 3
Study entirely online, or complete a 5-day public policy course in Washington DC

Semester 4
6 days at any Alliance MBS global centre

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Global opportunities

You can attend workshops residencies at any of Alliance MBS' centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manchester, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore - an opportunity to study alongside dynamic minds from across the globe and make valuable contacts. You will gain fresh perspectives and explore new ways of doing business. Plus, exclusively to this joint MBA, you will have the opportunity to study in Bloomington, Indiana and Washington DC.

Find out more about Alliance MBS' global centres here >>

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Fees and scholarships

The fee for the Kelley-Manchester MBA is $65,000 and can be paid in instalments. Please contact us for further information.


We are delighted to announce that we will offer a number of scholarships for exceptional applicants.  Scholarships will be to the value of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000.  All applicants will automatically be considered for scholarships when they apply.

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Entry requirements

- At least four years' professional experience with strong career progression and a recognised degree, or

- Eight to ten years' managerial experience instead of a recognised degree

- Successful completion of one of the following tests: Manchester Admissions Test (one hour online test), GMAT or GRE

- English language qualification (TOEFL iBT/IELTS/CPE/PTE Academic/India Standard x 11) if applicable

- Excellent team working, communication, professional and interpersonal skills

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School rankings

Alliance Manchester Business School Kelley School of Business

5th in the UK (FT 2016)

1st Online MBA in the US (Bloomberg 2014 & 2015)

2nd in the UK for research power (REF 2014)

5th Online MBA worldwide (FT 2015)

3 international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA

1st for ROI (Bloomberg 2014)

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