Department profile

Alliance Manchester Business School

The University of Manchester
2017/18 edition

About Alliance Manchester Business School

The key motivation for studying here is simple – we produce graduates who think differently. We provide you with the knowledge and ability to excel in today’s business environment.

We were one of the first business schools in the UK, founded in 1965. Since then, we are now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK with staff and students of 135 different nationalities.

Programmes and how to apply

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From Masters to PhD, we offer a range of rigorous postgraduate programmes open to students from many academic disciplines.

  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Quantitative Finance
  • MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis
  • MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • MEnt Master of Enterprise
  • MSc International Business and Management
  • MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Marketing/ MSc Marketing (Specialism)
  • MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations
  • MSc Organisational Psychology
  • MSc Business Psychology
  • Full-time MBA
  • Part-time MBA
  • DBA
  • PhD

Follow the links below for full programme details, entry requirements and information on how to apply.

Research – Original Thinking Applied

Research at Alliance Manchester Business School is shaped and inspired by our internationally renowned expertise. Our academics generate collaborative research across disciplines, industries and specialisms.

Our research covers the following areas:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Marketing, operations management and service systems
  • People, management and organisations
  • Innovation management and policy

Career focused

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We take your future career seriously. Our Postgraduate Careers Service offers a carefully structured programme of workshops, seminars and skill sessions to help you determine and fulfil your future career goals. The team works closely with The University of Manchester Careers Service, which provides a range of support and advice.

We are the second most targeted UK university by leading graduate employers (High Fliers Report 2017). Alliance MBS graduates have secured positions at major global companies including Accenture, Airbus, BNY Mellon, Deloitte, Google, Manchester United, Mercedes Benz, Samsung, Shell, Sony and Tesco.

Campus facilities

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You will have access to first class support facilities including The University of Manchester Library and the innovative Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

You can also take advantage of the University’s excellent IT facilities, a host of student societies, sport facilities and on-campus cultural facilities such as Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery.

English language support programmes

The University Language Centre provides a range of English language support services for registered students whose first language is not English.


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The University of Manchester offers more university-owned postgraduate accommodation than any other university in the UK, including a number of postgraduate-only residences. International students (non-EU) are guaranteed a place in university accommodation.

Manchester – the world’s original modern city

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Manchester is one of the most vibrant and exciting destinations in the world. The city has gained an international reputation for modern business, culture and sport. It continues to renew and regenerate, forever a great place to live, study, work and above all, enjoy.

Alliance MBS is close to the heart of the city, just a short walk from the centre and all its attractions. It is also just a short journey away from the beautiful countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Manchester has a world-class transport infrastructure, including buses, trams and a train network with connections throughout the UK and London is just two hours away. There is also a major international airport with direct flights serving more than 200 destinations.

Truly international

When you join Alliance Manchester Business School, you join a global network of 60,000 alumni across 176 countries – arguably the best contact network you will have in your career.

Our centres in Shanghai, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and São Paulo mean you could study all – or part – of a Global Part-time MBA or DBA programme in any corner of the globe. What’s more, our lecturers have solid industrial experience gained internationally, giving you direct access to some of the world’s most respected business thinking.

Contact details

+44 (0)161 306 1339
Alliance Manchester Business School
Booth Street West
M15 6PB
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