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Alliance Manchester Business School

As part of The University of Manchester, our vision works to achieve that of the University. Manchester 2020, The University of Manchester’s Strategic Plan sets out an exciting agenda for making our Institution one of the leading universities in the world by 2020.



Founded in 1965, we are one of the UK’s first business schools and celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2015.

We became the largest business and management school in the UK in 2004 when we merged 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. 


Alliance MBS is one of the world's leading business schools. We compete on an international scale for the best students and staff, and generate ground-breaking research that is recognised by peers and practitioners across the globe.

We are a top five UK business school and the UK's leading centre for business research.

Our business programmes are designed to provide students with transferable skills that are highly valued by employers the world over. From undergraduate degrees to doctoral and executive courses, we offer a range programmes that will challenge you to think differently.


Our experts generate globally recognised research across a wide variety of disciplines ranging from management sciences, marketing, innovation, work and employment, to organisational psychology, accounting and finance.

Our research influences business leaders and policy-makers to address some of the world’s biggest issues; and we use our findings in our collaborations with international partners, as well as in our teaching, advisory and public speaking roles.


Our team helps you to develop your personal and professional skills, connect you with potential employers and improve your overall employability.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student Life

Campus life

We are the only UK business school with a presence in six global hubs. All of our centres have strong links with the local business community and we also have a global network of over 60,000 alumni, spread across 176 countries.


  • MBS is part of a small and select band of institutions worldwide which are accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
  • The UK government body (HEFCE) ranks MBS teaching capabilities as Excellent, the highest category.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I Was a part time evening student and it was a great opportunity to study and work. It is a recognized university in the country hence it was expensive for me as a selfsponsored student.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed being a student at the University of Manchester. I learnt a lot from my lecturers, my peers and every person I met during my studies.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was very good and memorable.

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