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The Manchester Global MBA programme is coming to Kuala Lumpur

As a working professional, there comes a time when you feel ready to learn more in order to grow in your field. But with responsibilities and commitments, it may be tricky, and in some cases impossible, to put life on hold for further studies. However, those in Malaysia can now enjoy the best of both worlds as a premier part-time programme has arrived in Kuala Lumpur.

Manchester Worldwide (S.E. Asia), established in 1999, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The University of Manchester geared towards ambitious and busy working professionals from all over South East Asia and Oceania. The organisation is now extending their offerings to Malaysia, and a highlight is certainly the Manchester Global MBA programme. Students can attend the main core unit workshop (up to 70% of the programme) in Kuala Lumpur, which ensures they will only need to take an average of six days of leave per semester. With the flexibility comes prestige sure to jazz up a CV.

The University of Manchester is ranked 27th in the world by QS World university rankings 2022 and fifth in the UK for research. Alliance Manchester Business School is triple accredited by the AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Esteemed with proven results, there is a specific recipe for this success. To start, there is the Manchester Method which centres on group work, practice-based learning and reflection. Theory gets put into practice, giving students the tools to succeed in an ever-changing world. The school also has local coordination for any activations from its main campus in the UK.

The Global MBA’s flexibility allows students to accelerate or pace out their studies, so each individual can decide the best way to juggle their career and personal commitments. With five global centres, applicants can personalise their MBA with over 20 electives. International exposure is granted through local workshops alongside diverse cohorts or overseas elective workshops across two global locations. The best part? Six nights of accommodation are provided to those who choose to take a portion of their studies international.

Wherever they go, they are assisted by the best, most supportive global academic and administrative staff, as well as unlimited access to the resources needed to reach their maximum potential. The amount of guidance provided depends on each student’s needs. Manchester Worldwide’s students are diverse, representing 21 nationalities from over 20 unique sectors — numbers likely to grow considering there is a chance that Kuala Lumpur might soon host a centre for the school, joining the ranks of the UK, Hong Kong, the Middle East and China. There, there will surely be something for everyone.

Aiming for a holistic approach to learning, the Global MBA itself has four part-time pathways: Manchester Global Executive MBA (18 months), Manchester Global Accelerated MBA (18 months), Manchester Global Finance Accelerated MBA (18 months), and Manchester Global MBA (24 months). All put a progressive spin on traditional business studies.

“At Alliance Manchester Business School, we do things differently,” confirms MBA Programmes Director Xavier Duran. “The Manchester MBA takes you away from home for up to 32 days of interactive, challenging, practical residential workshops, supplemented by flexible online learning. Wherever in the world you are based, you get access to the same support, Global Careers Service and networking opportunities. Plus, you have the opportunity to study at up to seven global locations to get genuine insights into managing in a global business environment.

The MSE in Financial & Management is an equally impressive pathway for professionals. “Business decision-making has become more complex over recent decades, owing to global, long-term phenomena such as globalisation, international trade and technological innovation,” says course director Amedeo De Cesari.

“Financial managers need to rise to this challenge and equip themselves with rigorous knowledge and effective skills to make well-informed decisions and understand financial markets. The MSc in Financial Management aims to offer the notions and skills that today’s managers require and provides a starting point for a successful career in finance.”

For this programme, students can study part-time for over two years and have the benefit of studying online with face-to-face workshops.

If you’re looking for a cutting-edge and practical approach to the way people teach (over two years and part-time, of course), explore the MA in Educational Leadership programme instead. “The course provides current and aspiring educational leaders with the opportunity to step outside of their practice bubble and reflects on their professional roles through a range of different lenses,” explains senior lecturer in Educational Leadership Paul Armstrong.

As a working professional in Malaysia, this is the perfect opportunity for you to further your growth and become an asset in the company you’re working for or the organisation you hope to one day join. Whether an MBA, MSc or MA, any Manchester Worldwide programme can set you up for a lifetime of success. And with the surprising ways in which life’s ups and downs come, this level of flexibility is certainly a boon.

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