Why Alliance Manchester Business School?

What sets us apart?

We are committed to making Alliance Manchester Business School one of the best places in the world to be an undergraduate student. The application of original thinking is at the heart of everything we do; all of our degree courses include either a work placement or international exchange year.

Our reputation

We are part of a select group of institutions worldwide who are accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.




The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) confirms Manchester as one of the leading centres for business and management research in the UK. Alliance MBS was ranked 2nd in Business and Management Studies for research power.

Your student experience

  • We guarantee every first year student a place in university accommodation.
  • We have outstanding library and IT facilities, including a specialist business and management library.
  • Benefit from our outstanding careers service. We’re the most targeted university by leading graduate employers (High Fliers Report 2015).
  • Become part of the UK's largest students' union.
  • Study in the heart of Manchester, the student city in the UK - a fantastic place to live, study, work and visit.
  • Make use of the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons; a state of the art study and learning centre in the heart of the Oxford Road campus boasting an onsite café, an impressive atrium providing a social meeting space with wifi access and flexible study spaces and environments throughout the building.

Our student support

You will be allocated an academic adviser to provide pastoral and work-related advice and guidance. We also have a wide range of support services providing guidance in dealing with the everyday challenges of university life.

Much of your reading material will be available through e-journals, available through computer clusters across campus and within many halls of residence.

Global alumni community

With over 50,000 graduates from 169 countries, you will be part of a truly global network of knowledge, experience and networking opportunities. You don't have to wait until you graduate. Contact us at alumnioffice@mbs.ac.uk to get involved or visit the alumni community website.