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Alliance Manchester Business School and Renmin School of Business launch joint-Global MBA

Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS) and Renmin University of China’s School of Business (RBS) are launching a joint-MBA programme leading to degrees from both institutions.


The new Global MBA brings together two top-50 business schools with a combined legacy of over 100 years of innovation in business and management education.

The programme will combine Alliance MBS’ business education expertise and international presence, with RBS’ knowledge of eastern management practices and close links with industry.

Aiming to equip students with the skills to succeed in a competitive and complex global business environment, the programme provides access to leading academics from both institutions. In addition, and drawing on industry links from both Schools, the programme will bring practitioners as well as academics into the classroom.

“RBS is deeply-rooted within the local business world; we have very close engagement with the business community in China” says Professor Jiye Mao, Dean of RBS.

He adds: “We hope to leverage Alliance MBS’ global footprint and blended learning expertise to offer students a second-to-none global learning experience.”

The new programme will offer students the chance to study in China’s political, cultural and educational centre – Beijing – whilst benefitting from a unique residential workshop in one of Alliance MBS’ international centres in Manchester, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Brazil.

Professor Elaine Ferneley, Alliance MBS’ Global and MBA Director said: “This is another exciting international partnership for Alliance MBS as we strengthen our global offer. Our core values are about transforming people and I am confident our joint-MBA will deliver.

“The programme will give our students the opportunity to benefit from a truly international education whilst accessing unique insights into Chinese management practices.”

The first cohort is expected to join the programme in July 2017.


Caption for photograph (left to right): Sherry Fu, China Centre Director, Alliance Manchester Business School; Professor Jiye Mao, Dean, Renmin Business School; Professor Elaine Ferneley, Global and MBA Director, Alliance Manchester Business School; Majid Ghorbani, International MBA Director, Renmin Business School.


About Alliance Manchester Business School

Established in 1965, Alliance MBS is the UK’s largest campus-based business school and has a long tradition of global business education with centres in Manchester, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and San Paolo.

Alliance Manchester Business School runs a joint-DBA programme with Jiaotong University and a dual degree MBA programme with Tongji University in Shanghai.

The School has also recently announced a joint-MBA with Kelley School of Business in the USA.

Alliance MBS is one of few institutions to have achieved triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Financial Times ranks its MBA 38th globally.

About The School of Business at Renmin University of China

The School of Business at Renmin University of China was established in 1950 and was the first business school to offer an MBA in China.

The School’s Business Administration discipline was ranked 1st in China’s most recent national assessment by the Ministry of Education and its MBA programme is ranked 43rd  globally by the Financial Times.

It is one of the few business schools in China accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS.

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