14 May 2015

Manchester Business School prepares Global MBA students to lead businesses around the world

Top global businesses such as American Express, Citigroup, KPMG, Rolls Royce, SITA and Johnson & Johnson are interested in Global MBA graduates from Manchester Business School (MBS), says the education institution

MBS, founded in 1965, is the second oldest business school in the United Kingdom and is today the largest campus-based school in the country, with around 2,000 students. MBS has a further 3,500 students worldwide based in centres in Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai and Miami.

“I really believe that studying for an MBA at Manchester Business School equips business professionals with the tools and confidence they need to become business leaders. This is a development I have experienced personally and also seen in MBA colleagues,” said Glenn Carney, Head of Customer Business – Energy, Asia Pacific at Rolls Royce.

The attraction, is that MBS produces highly skilled graduates with experience in meeting real business challenges. 
Under the MBS Talent Management Partnership (TMP) programme, students work with high profile companies across the world, such as Daimler SEA, Deloitte and Huawei.

A typical semester will include up to three face-to-face workshops, delivered back-to-back at one of the MBS centres worldwide. Alongside this, students will attend online tutorials with e-tutors and classmates. 

Residential workshops provide at least 24 hours of face-to-face teaching per course (excluding online courses). During the academic year, these residential/intensive workshops are delivered in MBS' network of centres in the seven cities, over blocks of two to three months at a time. In Singapore, the workshops for 2014 were conducted from February to April and again from August to October.

The school recently held a gala dinner in Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Professor Fiona Devine, Head of Manchester Business School, commented at the occasion: “It is fitting that Singapore and Manchester Business School are both celebrating their Golden Jubilee in the same year given MBS’ strong and enduring partnership with Singapore. We look forward to sustaining and building upon this partnership into the next 50 years.” 

"The UK has a tradition of good quality education and is home to four of the top six universities in the world," Judi Leon, Director of UK Trade & Investment, Singapore added, noting that around 50,000 students in Singapore are studying for a UK qualification at the moment. "Manchester Business School is representative of the competitiveness, dynamism and global outlook of the UK education sector as a whole.”

Singapore is one of the top countries of origin for international students studying in the UK. Nearly 7,000 Singapore students are pursuing their higher education in the UK, and a further 52,000 students in Singapore are enrolled in UK distance learning courses. Each year, hundreds of students from Singapore enrol at the University of Manchester, and more than 400 students are currently pursuing their Global MBA at the MBS Singapore Centre. The MBA programme is the only UK qualification to be accredited by SPRING Singapore under the Capability Development Grant (CDG). 

MBS also has an ongoing partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management, which provides a two-year part-time management degree programme, which enrols approximately 70 students per year. The University Manchester also offers joint programmes with the Singapore Institute of Technology, NUS and A*STAR in a wide range of disciplines including nursing and engineering.