About MBS

Manchester Business School is the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK.

Original Thinking Applied

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 (both founded in 1965).

We’re ranked first in the UK for business research, but world-class research alone is not enough. Our original thinking is applied for impact across business and management, government and communities.

We provide world-class business and management education to undergraduates, postgraduates, experienced practitioners, and those with career orientated academic and research ambitions. Manchester Business School delivers original thinking and teaching, informed by the contemporary commercial environment.

Why choose Manchester Business School?


Ranking:

  • The 2014 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 6th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 43rd in the world.
  • Over the last three years The FT ranks us at an average position of 34.
  • The most recent Forbes survey, which ranks business schools on their “return on investment” (ROI) via a survey of alumni salaries, ranks our MBA programme 4th place outside the US, based on ROI.

Accreditation:

  • 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.

An international school:

  • We have an extensive global network, with on-the-ground presence in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE and the USA.
  • Our School is truly international, preparing you for the global business environment you'll encounter on graduation.
Prof Fiona Devine

Professor Fiona Devine

Head of School

News

    • Another successful year for enterprise at The University of Manchester

    • Fairness at Work research briefings and video

    • Reconstructing fairness? The contested terrain of fairness and decency at work

      FairWRC Conference, 11-12 September

    • Manchester Business School inspires leaders with business coaching confidence

    • Vital Topics 2014 - Register for our next event

    • Venture Further finalists turn party trick into craft beer brewing business

    • Financial incentives for hospitals only reduce patient death rates in the short-term

    • Plans submitted for retail and leisure phase of £50 million redevelopment of MBS

    • MBS in the news

    • Announcing the date of a new coaching conference for business leaders: 19 November 2014

    • NEW for 2014 – work placements for Management and IBFE students

      ‘Original thinking applied’ in action – putting academic ...

    • Manchester Business School expands in Singapore

    • Expert commentary

    • Masters Insights: Olayinka Arokodare, MSc Finance

    • Masters Insights: Hannah Lister, MSc Organisational Psychology

    • Masters Insights: Venkata Sai SriHarsha, MSc Management

    • MBA Banking and Finance Society 2014 Stock Picking Competition

    • Gold award win for Marketing Team

    • MBS Business Summit 2014 : Disruptive Technologies

    • Expert commentary: Dr Leah Donlan on Adidas’ sponsorship of Manchester United

    • University strikes hotel deal as part of £1billion campus master plan

    • Lord Digby Jones - Troubleshooting international trade

    • Studying for a Masters in finance – a graduate view

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 7 July 2014

    • Manchester Business School appoints strategy expert to drive innovation studies

    • Master of Enterprise (MEnt) student hopes to add fizz to his two Manchester city centre bars

    • MBS in the news

    • Can Wimbledon compete with the World Cup for viewers?

      By Leah Donlan, Lecturer in Marketing at Manchester Business School

    • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014

    • EU-SPRI Conference- Science and innovation policy: Dynamics, challenges, responsibility and practice

      18-20 June

    • Manchester's Creative Conversation

      8am-10am, 18 June

    • Enterprise Futures postgraduate event sets new attendance record

    • MBA Banking and Finance Society student and alumni networking event

    • Three-day event for leaders in the UK third sector

      Prometheus: executive leadership for the third sector

    • Troubleshooting international trade

    • FairWRC launches research briefings and new portal

    • MBS in the news

      w/c 18 May 20134

    • IT Counts. Discover ITMB at Manchester Business School

      A free event for year 11 and 12 students interested in studying IT...

    • MBS Alum hits the high note with successful music businesses

    • MBA taster lecture - leading change in times of uncertainty with Professor Chris Bones

      Institute of Directors, Pall Mall...

    • Venture Further 2014 winners announced

    • Prof John Øvretveit shares his evaluation expertise

    • Calls for rethink into wider, societal impact of management accounting practice & research

    • Expert blog: Adam Leaver on Manchester United leadership

    • Appointment of Peter Folkman as Honorary Professor at Manchester Business School

    • MBS in the news

      17th April 2014

    • ICAEW president to speak at Manchester Business School

    • John Pal awarded for teaching excellence

    • Middle East Centre awarded by ACCA

    • University Professors to carry out research on marketing of historic churches

    • Digital age creating turbulence, uncertainty and chaos for local newspapers

    • MBS in the news

      3 April 2014

    • Students go for growth in financial skills challenge

    • MBS supports Responsible Business Week – you can get involved too

    • Odds are against a Graphene-driven Mancunian industrial revolution says Dr Kieron Flanagan

    • The birth of a New Industrial Revolution - Peter Marsh

    • The social media reaction to #Budget2014

    • Panel event gives undergraduates chance to hear about real-life business experiences

    • The Great British Class Survey: discussing class in Britain with diverse audiences

    • The Great Manchester Business Conference

    • Soviet-style central bank control

    • MBS’ Jack Green wins library challenge

    • Budget 2014

    • Students celebrate success

    • IT Counts!

    • Vital Topics - The New Industrial Revolution: Where next for the North West?

    • MBS in the news

      7 March 2014

    • Audit Futures: What would make you proud to be part of a profession?

    • What's new in recruitment? How to attract, recruit and retain high calibre accounting graduates

      Event: 3 April 2014

    • MBS in the news

    • Sign-up now for Manchester Business School’s first MOOC

    • FT Business School Challenge

    • International football challenge comes to Manchester

    • MBS in the news

      18th February 2014

    • Thought Leaders in Infrastructure – Lord Deighton KBE

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 10th February 2014

    • Dragon's Den investment for MBS alumnus

    • Case study: Global MBA project

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 3rd February 2014

    • The changing face of high street finance - The Economist and MBS in conversation

    • MBS helps Tyres on the Drive gear up for growth

    • Lesbian, gay & bisexual employees twice as likely to experience bullying and discrimination at work

    • MBS in the news

      W/C 30 January 2014

    • MBS commissioned to undertake research into information available to members of the Armed Forces

    • New Director for Social Responsibility appointed to Manchester Business School

    • Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2014

    • The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences

      Event: 30 January 2014, 2-5pm, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Canary Wha...

    • N8 Policing Research Partnership

    • MBS retail expert speaks at Royal Town Planning Institute

    • Global Executive MBA

    • Thought Leaders in Infrastructure event

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 13 January 2014

    • CBEs awarded to MBS alumni

    • MBS student latest Financial Times MBA blogger

    • MBA alumna receives OBE in Queen's New Year Honours

    • Expert commentary: Retail focus

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    • Expert commentary - Retail in 2013

    • Expert commentary

      WC 18 December 2013

    • New head for Manchester Business School

    • Venture Out 2013 competition winners announced

    • Four firsts for Information Technology Management for Business students

    • MBS in the news

      10 December 2013

    • Using Twitter for business

    • New doctoral training centre

    • Autumn Statement: cautious optimism ahead of 2015 election

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 02 December 2013

    • MBS in the news

      2 December 2013

    • Gary Davies takes Tesco Professorship

    • Opening of MBS' new China Centre

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 25 November 2013

    • Student entrepreneurship - an online Twitter Q+A session

    • MBS in the news

      20 November 2013

    • Brands in the gutter

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 18 November 2013

    • Global Entrepreneurship Week - advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

    • Thought Leaders in Infrastructure

    • Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013

    • Manchester Enterprise Centre shortlisted for Prospects Postgraduate Award

    • As BAE cuts jobs, is a strong defence sector really needed?

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 11 November 2013

    • Grigor McClelland 1922-2013

    • Student barometer

    • MBS in the news

      8 November 2013

    • Expert commentary

      W/C 4 November 2013

    • First Manchester Business School MOOC launched

    • Student start-up goes from strength to strength

    • Class system study goes under spotlight

    • MBS in the news

      29 October 2013

    • Innovations in Transport Event

    • The wellbeing of an ageing workforce

    • MBS in the news

      23 October 2013

    • Double whammy for Greater Manchester: Airport City and Chinese investment

    • Top ten download success for Nuno and Carliss’ paper

    • MBS in the news

      09/10/2013

    • Have you ever wondered when football changed from sport to business?

    • Forbes ranks Manchester Business School’s MBA as fourth strongest in the world

    • Healthcare technology adoption: what’s the problem?

    • The analysis of HS2: Waiting for the Holy Grail

    • MBS in the news

      17/09/2013

    • The organisational risks & moral dilemmas of privatising Royal Mail: Why undo something that works?

      Professor Miguel Mart...

    • Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2013

    • What’s the future for Britain’s high streets?

    • MBS in the news

      09/09/2013

    • Manchester Enterprise Centre 2012/13 annual update published

    • Professor Frank Geels awarded best paper prize

    • MBS in the news

      23 August 2013

    • What is a retailer?

    • An outstanding alumnus

    • Professor Karel Williams at the Critical Management Studies Conference 2013

      Download and listen

    • Tesco pays a high price for the persistence of a single customer

    • MBS in the news

      16 August 2013

    • Patients in Greater Manchester to benefit from more funding into health research and care

    • Zero-hour contracts: the dark side of flexible labour markets

    • Teddy Chester Lecture 2013

      Technology adoption in healthcare: What’s the problem?

    • MBS alumna nominated as one of Africa’s outstanding young female leaders

    • University scoops ‘Outstanding HEI Supporting Social Entrepreneurship Award’

    • MBS in the news

      23 July 2013

    • Critical Management Studies Conference

      15 July 2013

    • MBS in the news

      9 July 2013

    • MBS opens door to China with new business initiative

    • MBS in the news

      25 June 2013

    • A matter of time: The rise of zero hours contracts

    • The future for the UK energy market

    • MBS in the news

      18 June 2013

    • MBS in the news

      04 June 2013

    • More success for Manchester social entrepreneur

    • Building a culture of creativity

      Dr Mark Batey, Creativity Specialist, Manchester Business School

    • MBS in the news

      20 May 2013

    • Student entrepreneurs set for success

    • Vital Topics 2013: Sir Terry Leahy - Management in 10 Words

    • Threats of ‘social message schizophrenia’

    • Student entrepreneurs’ success in global business competition

    • MBS in the news

      18 April 2013

    • The Guardian Public Leaders Network live chat: the problem with procurement

    • MBS in the news

      10 April 2013

    • Retailers need to be data responsible to keep customers in a virtual world

    • Spontaneity leads smartphone shopping

    • MBS in the news

      26 March 2013

    • Major award granted for evaluation of stroke services

    • Michael Luger on the Budget

    • MBS alumna selected for World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Class of 2013

    • UK businesses struggle to match IT skills with cloud computing demand

    • Jekyll or Hyde Budget? Watch our analysis and make up your mind

    • MSc Organisational Psychology reaccredited by British Psychological Society

    • Top Human Relations honour for John Hassard

    • Creative counting boosts women on boards

    • FT.com – ask the expert – online learning

    • Global MBA ‘Info Social’ in Spinningfields

    • 83% of cloud users point to cost savings according to new research

    • MBS in the news

      5 March 2013

    • MBS voted 22 in the Top 50 Social Media Friendly International MBA Schools Survey

      4 March 2013

    • MBS in the news

      27 February 2013

    • Vital Topics 2013: Sir Terry Leahy - Management in 10 Words

    • MBS to play key role in pioneering NHS Leadership Academy

    • MBS in the news

      19 February 2013

    • Retail Update 2013

    • MBS graduate keeps Oldham on the Road to Wembley

    • MBS and the British Quality Foundation join forces to showcase business excellence

    • International football challenge comes to Manchester

    • Retailers need to be data responsible to keep customers

    • Global MBA workshops 2013

    • Vital Topics 2013: Women in the C-Suite, London, 26 February, 6-8pm

    • MBS appoints Dil Sidhu as Chief External Officer

    • Venture Further 2013

    • MBS graduate Matt is Oldham's Cup hero

    • Manchester Business School rises to world 29 in The Financial Times MBA ranking

    • Consultancy projects: A whole new ballgame

    • MBS expert elected to The Guardian’s Public Leaders advisory board

    • Venture Further competition launch event

    • MBS merchandise e-store

    • MBS expert in the news: Professor Gary Davies

    • MBS expert in the news: John Pal

    • Venture Further winners set to take on Europe

    • MBS expert in the news: How big firms quietly own little brands

    • MBS events manager wins £500 funding for Manchester-based social enterprise

    • MBS to exhibit at HR Directors Business Summit

    • Season's Greetings from all at Manchester Business School

    • Venture Out 2012 winners revealed

    • Starbucks row over tax and staff contracts could reduce sales by 24%

    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership with MBS gives a competitive advantage

    • Venture Further 2012 finalists revealed

    • MBS expert on Sky News

    • Autumn Statement 2012

    • Should I strap a battery to my head? (and other questions about emotion)

    • Global Entrepreneurship Week events rated 'high impact'

    • Sports Analytics Conference: Next generation of sports analysts face major challenge

    • Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

    • The social moment of truth

    • UK police and crime commissioner elections

    • Darzi clinical leadership scheme

    • Postgraduate open day

    • Obama and the UK Economy

    • Sports Analytics 2012

    • Recession means tackling workplace stress has never been more important

    • Vauxhall closes its Ellesmere Port car plant for a week

    • Are we really open for business?

    • Spending Review 2013 – politics trumps planning, again

    • How far can we trust earnings numbers?

    • Civil Service - getting on or getting out?

    • Scholarships for Indian students to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

    • Barclays shares to be hit by probe

    • New health quango struggling to recruit enough expert staff

    • Fairness at Work in Challenging Times

    • Ant-like technology could reduce commuting times, reduce C02 and tackle congestion.

    • Inflation rise raises doubts over bank’s forecasts

    • Libor failures neuter BBA as lobby may lose oversight of rate

    • MBS expert discusses the impact of working extra hours

    • MBS appoints Euro RSCG’s Julie McGuckian to head up global marketing and communications

    • Regional schools invest in financial and business skills competitions

    • Not all that glitters is social

    • MBS banking expert talks eurozone crisis on BBC

    • International Product Development Management conference

    • Radical vision to prevent eurozone disintegration

    • Asbos for executives and keeping the lid on pay rebellions

    • Government’s infrastructure plan

    • MBS’ retail expert reaches 7.2 million viewers

    • Bridging the valley of death

      MBS Professor gives evidence at Government committee.

    • Value for money in public-private partnerships yet to be proven

    • MBS in the news

      26 March 2013

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      26 March 2013

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      26 March 2013

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      26 March 2013

    • No news, not good news for Civil Service

      Does regional pay and increased public borrowing spell disaster for public serva...

    • Budget 2012: ‘Structural Adjustment’ continues as public spending squeezed even more

      By Professor Colin Talbot

    • Budget 2012. Watch this space for live expert commentary on today’s Budget.

    • Manchester Business School official promotional video

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    • High Street: Bye or Buy?

      With mobile set to account for 50% of all retail sales by 2020, Manchester Business School advis...

    • Royal Bank of Scotland Chief Executive, Stephen Hester to speak at MBS

    • Manchester Business School rated world 31st in The Financial Times MBA ranking

    • Subscribe to the official MBS podcast series

      The podcasts are released twice a month and feature expert commentary and in...

    • Gender personality research finds men and women are poles apart

      Dr Paul Irwing speaks to the Telegraph about his recent s...

    • Cuts in the City 2011

      Manchester Business School’s Professor Colin Talbot and Dr Carole Talbot have exclusively teamed up...

    • Government accepts Vickers banking reforms

      Ismail Erturk, senior lecturer in banking at Manchester Business School, said ...

    • Strategic Shanghai partnership opens gate to world class research

      Manchester Business School’s strategic partnership wit...

    • Groundbreaking Sports Analytics conference at MBS

      The UK's first Sports Analytics conference brought together professiona...

    • Companies losing more than just jobs by reducing workforce

      The latest Office of National Statistics data showing unemploy...

    • Restoring the reputation of UK cities

      The BBC’s Gordon Burns, recently chaired a debate at MBS discussing whether this y...

    • Manchester Business School wins Private Equity Competition

    • The University of Manchester and Bruntwood team up to create ambitious new building project at MBS

      The University of Manc...

    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership gives PAS Ltd a competitive advantage

      Personal Audit Systems (PAS) Ltd, a market leading b...

    • MBS Supports the I Love Manchester campaign

    • Fairness at work after the financial crisis

      A 15-strong team from Manchester Business School’s Fairness at Work Research...

    • From Babygrows to Barbados - John Hays, founder and MD of Hays Travel to speak at MBS

      Wednesday 28 September 2011, 6.30pm...

    • The Riots: It may be the Under-Class that did it, but it’s the Uber-Class that lost it

    • Forbes ranks Manchester Business School’s MBA as second strongest in the world

      Manchester Business School's 18-month MBA ...

    • State procurement on the wrong track

      State procurement should take much of the blame for the 1,400 job losses at Canadian...

    • The Guardian - live debate - 12.00 today - what can the NHS learn from other global health systems?

      Manchester Business S...

    • Public sector strike dilemma

      Professor Colin Talbot discusses the dilemma facing public sector managers as the wave of st...

    • UK Government should concentrate on fiscal policies to spur on economic growth

      Ismail Erturk discusses how the UK can sta...

    • Manchester Enterprise Centre initiatives help stimulate UK economy

      Manchester Business School has been recognised for its...

    • Join Manchester’s health management experts at the NHS Confederation, 6-8 July

      As the NHS undergoes unprecedented change,...

    • Manchester Business School and Creative Lynx scoop Heist silver

      Simon Callow presented the team behind Manchester Busines...

    • The University of Manchester and Shanghai Jiao Tong strengthen links through MBS collaboration

      Dame Professor Nancy Rothw...

    • MBS launches new MBA scholarships

      Manchester Business School has launched four new MBA scholarships, thanks to generous d...

    • Manchester Business School footballer gets England call up

      21-year-old Matt Smith has been named in the England C squad f...

    • NHS Fast Track Management at Manchester Business School

      Manchester Business School and the Health Services Management Cen...

    • The Guardian - live online NHS Reforms Q and A session

      The Guardian’s live online Q and A session, today at 13.00

    • Latest visa changes and opportunities

      New student immigration policy

    • Founding father returns to MBS

      Professor Grigor McClelland, the first director of MBS, will be guest of honour at a confe...

    • Osborne's "march of the makers" questioned by MBS panel

      Chancellor George Osborne’s heralding of a manufacturing-friendly...

    • When The Boss is Out You Can Shine

      It's a peculiar thing, but whenever David Cameron goes away on holiday or on overseas ...

    • Cult of Leader

      Professor Chris Bones discusses why the only people who can curb excessive pay are those benefiting from i...

    • Eddie Davies, OBE, opens Manchester Business School's new Finance Zone

      A generous donation from Eddie Davies OBE, owner o...

    • Vital Topics 2011 line up announced

      Manchester Business School has attracted some of the world's most influential busines...

    • Big Society: be careful what you wish for, Mr Cameron

      The level of self-organisation exhibited by the Egyptian revolt has...

    • New Manchester Business School merchandise has arrived

      Check out the new range of Manchester Business School merchandise.

    • Matt Damon's Inside Job with Professor Michael Luger, Insider and Pro Manchester

      Professor Michael Luger is taking part i...

    • Older workers better able to cope with emotional stress and burnout

      Research from Manchester Business School shows that o...

    • Apple shares fall - emotion and share value

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    • A rock and a hard place

      Listen again to Colin Talbot, professor of public policy at Manchester Business School, discuss M...

    • MBS students triumph in the e-skills business challenge

      Congratulations to first year students Anne-Marie Donaghy, Andrew...

    • Economists predict minimal growth and bumpy ride for retail in 2011

      Dr Tom Kirchmaier, lecturer in strategy at Manchester...

    • Manchester Business School wins Private Equity Competition

        

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