Why study at Alliance MBS?

Learn from the best. Define your niche. Boost your employability.

  • Est 1965

    Jointly the 1st business school in the UK

  • Largest campus

    based business and management school in the UK

  • Triple accredited

    All three major bodies - EQUIS, AACSB International and AMBA.

  • 4,500 UK and Global employers

    Access to more than 4,500 UK and global employers

  • Research informed

    Rated second in the UK for research power (REF 2014)

  • FT Global rankings 2016

    7th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th globally


We now have around 3,000 students on campus and almost 300 academic staff. We support a further 3,500 students worldwide through our Global Centres. We have over 40,000 alumni spanning 161 nationalities.

Global reputation

The School is part of the prestigious University of Manchester with its 180-year record of academic excellence and 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students. It is the largest single site university in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe, with nearly 40,000 students.


People who write the textbooks teach our students. Full professors make up 30% of academic staff, and in the most recent 2014 REF (the UK government's rating of research quality) Alliance MBS was rated second in the UK for research power.


The School has a strong international emphasis. One third of our teaching and research staff are from outside the UK, representing more than 40 countries. We also have an extensive network of global centres in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Brazil.