Culture and structure

Our vision is to be a world-renowned business school, harnessing virtuosity for the enduring benefit of humankind.

Our mission is to give everyone the opportunity to transform their lives and, in doing so, help them transform the organisations they work for and the wider communities in which they live.

Our values underpin our vision and mission, they define the way we work with each other and with others.

Our values are more than rhetoric – living by them keeps us focused as we work towards achieving our vision and our mission. Our values resonate throughout our culture and inspire our thinking. We aspire to bring them to life in everything we do...

  • Championing innovative thinking and doing
  • Creating real value
  • Nurturing a truly international culture
  • Embracing and enhancing the original, modern city of Manchester
  • Behaving always with honesty and integrity
  • Demanding quality as standard, constantly raising the bar
  • Promoting collegiality and empowerment of people
  • Continually learning from and giving back to local, regional and global communities.

The application of original thinking is at the heart of everything we do. Our distinctive approach is captured in our brand essence Original Thinking Applied.

We take pride in pioneering new ideas, championing original thinking, leading the way.

The School

Manchester Business School is the largest campus-based school in the UK, with around 2,000 students and over 200 teaching staff. We support a further 3,500 students worldwide through centres in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, UAE, Singapore and the USA.

Excellent links with both business and the public sector underpin all activity, ensuring real-time relevance as a defining feature of the learning process. Students enjoy a highly stimulating and diverse environment, often working on live projects with world-renowned organisations, always with world-class academics.

We offer an impressively broad base of subject areas, across four dedicated divisions -

Manchester Business School was formed as a result of the merger of the Institute of Innovation Research, The Victoria University of Manchester's School of Accounting and Finance, UMIST's Manchester School of Management and the existing Manchester Business School in 2004.