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Alliance Manchester Business School

Manchester is recognised for its original thinkers: our long and proud history of research excellence continues the spirit of innovation and achievement for which the city is renowned. The School was one of the first two business schools in the UK.



Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do.


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.


We have an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach across the School and the wider University.

Our research is structured around four divisions, with collaboration taking place through research groups, centres and institutes. Some examples of the broad range of areas they cover are below:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Innovation management and policy
  • Management Sciences and Marketing
  • People, Management and Organisations


Our Postgraduate Careers Service offers you dedicated support from the moment you join us, developing your personal and professional skills, building your CV to impress potential employers and improve your overall employability.

Our team designs and delivers a wide range of career-related services specifically for Alliance MBS Masters students, giving you a competitive edge over other postgraduates.

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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 50,000 alumni, spread across 169 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.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i studied Logistics and supply chain management, and it was very interesting. we had done a research before getting our degree. the research was challenging but i did it. most of our learning strategy was by group and we do assignments in a group and individually also. i had good and valuable time at my university where i studied my Degree.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i had good time in my university where i studied my BA. the learning method is student centered so that we in rolled in different activities that support our academic life and social life. before i graduate it is a must in our university to do research with related topics of our study. i am a graduate of Logistics and supply chain Management. so, i have done my paper on...

Manchester, England, United Kingdom