Part-time Global MBA

Raise your aspirations on this world class, international part-time MBA programme which focuses on you as a leader from the very beginning. From entrepreneurship to international finance you will benefit from the latest thinking and hone the skills that will set you apart in today's competitive marketplace.

The Global MBA is offered in South America in partnership with FGV, a renowned Business School based in Brazil. The partnership with FGV encompasses four modules taught by FGV professors and the final Project supervised by FGV appointed academics with expertise in the project theme.

Graduates from the programme in Brazil earn two degrees--the University of Manchester, Masters in Business Administration (identical to that of the Full Time on campus programme) and an MBA Specialization certificate from FGV.

Programme details

Duration Two years plus a six month live company project
Dates July 2016
Cost BRL 85,100
Application deadline

6 June 2016

Location Available all over the world with workshops held in São Paulo, Dubai, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
Admissions At least four years of work experience and recognised degree or eight to 10 years experience in lieu of a degree.
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Programme structure


Top global organisations want global executives who thrive in a multicultural environment, who have experience of other cultures and can manage across boundaries. There will be opportunities to:

  • Enhance your general management skills to move up or change career
  • Broaden your understanding of international business by taking workshops at our global centres
  • Learn from an internationally renowned team of academics, industry experts and business leaders
  • Apply critical judgement and demonstrate leadership - all of which can be applied to your current role
  • Work with global executives from the likes of AstraZeneca, Bank of New York Mellon, IBM, KPMG, PWC and Siemens etc 
  • Take advantage of our dedicated part-time Global Careers Service


Create a personalised MBA programme that delivers exactly what you need.

You might want to enhance your general management skills to move up or change careers. Or you may want to progress specifically in the finance, construction, engineering and sport and events industries. Each Global MBA programme includes a fixed core coupled with specifically selected core courses tailored for that pathway.

A further opportunity to specialise according to a particular pathway is available through a choice of industry specific elective choices. Whichever pathway you choose, all our programmes give you the same thorough grounding in business management theory.

Learning pathways:

  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Project management


Workshops on the global pathway can be taken in the UK or at one of our global international centres, and present a valuable opportunity to share learning with colleagues and to build up a global network of contacts:

  • Residential workshops provide a minimum 24 hours of face-to-face contact per course which is more direct contact than many part-time on campus programmes
  • Courses without residential workshops are complemented with online workshops that consist of online discussions and tutorials linked to a formative assessment
  • Learn from guest speakers
  • Socialise with classmates.

Workshops are a prescribed element of the course and attendance is required for at least 80% of the workshops. The number of MBA students in each workshop session is kept deliberately low, typically 25-30, to maintain their high quality and interactive nature.

Workshop sessions are delivered by senior faculty and a pool of experts from outside the School who are considered leaders in their particular fields. They travel the world teaching at our global centres, so you get the same, consistently high standard of teaching no matter where you are based.


Live Company Project Experience

Working in selected groups, and through the use of a blended learning model, you will closely mimic a real working environment.

You will be required to interact with other members of your group, and with the external company employees, through email, discussion groups, video conferencing and face to face meetings. During this time you will also conduct your own personal research and studies.

You will be supported by an academic supervisor, hand-picked for their expert knowledge.

This project will involve:

  • Team-working
  • Completion of a 10,000-word dissertation
  • 6-12 months study

In the event that a student has corporate sponsorship, an individual project may be undertaken that helps their organisation achieve its goals.

Group Business Simulation

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 organisations. 

The business simulation is designed to test 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 maximise its share price by the end of the project.

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 Organisation
  • 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 pieces of 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 optimising 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 programme 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.

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