Rankings and accreditation

Alliance Manchester Business School continues to receive a number of rankings and accreditations from numerous awarding boards - not only in the UK but from all over the world.


  • The 2017 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 3rd in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world.
  • According to the FT, MBA students can expect a 108% salary increase three years after graduation.
  • We are ranked 6th in the world, outside the US, by business title Forbes. The Forbes rating uses return on investment (ROI) as its main measure, combined with feedback gathered from Alliance MBS' global alumni community. View the Forbes top non-US two year business school ranking
  • We are ranked 2nd in the UK for research power, and 4th for depth and breadth of research (REF 2014)
  • Bloomberg Business Week ranked Alliance MBS at 19th in the world and 9th in the alumni survey.


Alliance MBS is part of a small and select group of institutions worldwide that is accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.


AACSB International
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - focuses on overall quality and continuous improvement. 16 UK schools have achieved accreditation. Its headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri.


The Association of MBAs - market-driven and international in focus. Ours was the first distance learning MBA to be accredited for the maximum five years.


The European Quality Improvement System - the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD). It emphasises internationalism and real world relevance, which is synonymous with Alliance Manchester Business School's values and position.

The UK government body (HEFCE) ranks Alliance MBS teaching capabilities as 'Excellent' - the highest category.


We are part of only 1% of business schools worldwide to receive three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB

Connect with us