50 years of expertise

A selection of the many renowned experts that have worked at the School over the years. Find out more about key people in our history on our 50th anniversary site >>

Stafford Beer
Stafford Beer
A world leader in the development of operational research, and founder of management cybernetics

 

Teddy Chester
Teddy Chester
Founded Health Services Management Unit at The University of Manchester in 1956

 

Dame Joan Higgins
Dame Joan Higgins
Professor of health policy (Alliance MBS) from 1992, Director of Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management 1998-2004

 

Enid Mumford
Enid Mumford
Former MBA Director. Joined Alliance MBS in 1966 to investigate impact of computer-based systems on people and organisations

 

Reg Revans
Reg Revans
Professor of industrial management at The University of Manchester in 1955 and pioneer of Action Learning

 

Sir Roland Smith
Sir Roland Smith
Joe Hyman Professor of Marketing (UMIST) in the 1960s and Chancellor 1996-2002