Credited with being a trailblazer in education, Alliance Manchester Business School was one of the UK’s first two education providers of its kind when it was formed in 1965. It is part of the University of Manchester, and proudly holds the title of the country’s biggest campus-based business and management school.
The 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015 saw the name change from Manchester Business School to Alliance Manchester Business School, after Lord Alliance of Manchester made a donation, along with other Trustees of the Alliance Family Foundation.
It officially became the largest institute of its kind in the UK in 2004, courtesy of a merger with The Victoria University of Manchester’s School of Accounting and Finance, UMIST’s School of Management, and the Programme in Research in Science and Technology. Quite a mouthful – try saying all that after a night in the Northern Quarter!
Boasting triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, the school promises industry-leading education to undergraduates, postgraduates, and executives from all over the world. It has premises in Dubai, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo, Shanghai and Singapore, ensuring students, researchers and customers alike have the opportunity to make the most of the modern facilities. Several partnerships with overseas organisations have been formed over the years, for the benefit of everyone connected to the school.
Ranked second in the UK for research power, the school’s research focuses on every aspect of business and management. The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017 survey placed the school in third position in the UK, 10th in Europe, and 30th in the world.
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In 2017, the NHS Leadership Academy appointed the school as one of seven higher education institutions to deliver the NHS Masters in Business Administration (MBA) course. It is the first ever MBA specifically designed to help build better leaders within the National Health Service. Launched in the autumn, the programme gives NHS students the chance to hone their business administration skills.
Another 2017 success saw the Work and Equalities Institute (WEI) bring together two of the school’s prestigious research centres – the European Work and Employment Research Centre, and the Fairness at Work Research Centre – to develop new approaches to equality issues, and fair work arrangements. The two research centres pride themselves on their international expertise in HR management, industrial relations, employment law, technology and sociology, to name but a few! The WEI research will continue the momentum already put in place by the excellent connections with national and international policy bodies. Its work and employment inequalities findings will also play a big role in the University of Manchester’s global inequalities research.
Notable alumni of The Manchester Business School include Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, Brian Quinn, the former Deputy Governor of The Bank of England, Urban Splash founder Tom Bloxham, and Andy Duncan, Chief Executive of Channel 4.