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Alliance Manchester Business School Rankings and Accreditations

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

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The 2018 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 10th in Europe, 36th in the world and 4th in the UK, meaning we are the UK’s leading business school outside of the London, Oxbridge triangle. 

For our Executive Education customised programmes, we rank 31st in the world and 4th in the UK. 

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The 2016 Times Higher Education ranked Alliance MBS 22nd in the world for business and economics.

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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 >>

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We were ranked 2nd in the UK for research power, and 4th for depth and breadth of research (REF 2014)

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Bloomberg Business Week ranked Alliance MBS at 14th in Europe and 5th in the UK.

Bloomberg also published alumni quotes describing the best things about the our MBA: "The diversity of the programme and the opportunity to work with live clients, understand the local and international business environments and challenging situations" 

AACSB case study

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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.

AACSB International >>

AMBA case study

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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.


EQUIS case study

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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.