QS ranking

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

One of the world’s leading university ranking groups, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), has today ranked Alliance Manchester Business School’s Global MBA as 5th in the world.

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aacsb

Friday, April 21, 2017

The School has this week received a further five years of accreditation from the Association to Advance Colligate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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disaster

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Charities, businesses and community groups across the world will be able to streamline and improve their response to emergencies and disasters, thanks to a new International Standard initiated at Alliance Manchester Business School.

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More than half of jobs at risk from machine learning, says Hermann Hauser

Monday, April 10, 2017

The opportunities and threats posed by machine learning were debated during a lecture by serial entrepreneur Hermann Hauser at Alliance MBS.

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She’s got the power – ethical energy boss scoops outstanding entrepreneur award this International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Innovative energy boss and MBA Class of 2016 Class President Cheryl Latham has scooped the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ gong at this year’s Northern Power Women awards.

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Female leadership can improve an organisation’s CSR, especially in the areas of diversity and governance, and gender based investment portfolio is now a new asset class, says Ser-Huang Poon

Friday, February 3, 2017

Female leadership can improve an organisation’s CSR, especially in the areas of diversity and governance, and gender based investment portfolio is now a new asset class, says Ser-Huang Poon

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Professor Jill Rubery

Friday, February 3, 2017

Professor Jill Rubery of Comparative Employment at Alliance Manchester Business School joined other members of the Fabian Society’s retail industry taskforce at the launch of their concluding report ‘At the crossroads: the future of British retail’ in London this week.

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Dr Lara Bianchi

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The reaction of the US business community to President Trump’s executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days – and blocking Syrian refugees for an indefinite period – has been notable.

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Alliance MBS hotel’s topping out at the University of Manchester’s £1billion campus redevelopment

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Members of The University of Manchester and Alliance Manchester Business School, M&L Hospitality, Bruntwood, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Cycas Hospitality gathered last week to celebrate the ‘Topping out’ of a new mixed-use development at the Manchester Oxford Road Campus.

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Alliance Manchester Business School climbs FT Global MBA Rankings to cement its position in the world elite

Monday, January 30, 2017

Alliance Manchester Business School has cemented its position as an elite provider of global business education in this year’s Financial Times (FT) Global MBA rankings, by rising eight places to 30th in the world.

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Embracing innovation

Friday, January 27, 2017

A research project led by academics at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research will provide insight into how firms in the European energy sector can transform their business by embracing disruptive innovations

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Alliance MBS ranked as global elite business school by Eduniversal

Friday, January 27, 2017

Alliance MBS has been ranked amongst the best business schools in the UK, according to new rankings results.

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Strategic Partnering – Is it worth it?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Alliance Manchester Business School is running a series of taster events to introduce our new suite of open leadership and management programmes.

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Alliance Manchester Business School student scoops AMBA award

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wilfred Chi Hang Leung, part-time Global MBA graduate at Alliance Manchester Business School, has been awarded The Association of MBA’s (AMBA) prestigious MBA Student of the Year award.

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Karel Williams comments on the UK Government’s 10-point industrial strategy

Monday, January 23, 2017

In reaction to the news that Theresa May has launched a new industrial strategy for the UK, Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy, commented: “This is a very traditional kind of industrial policy, focussed on high tech sectors of the future. It ignores most of British manufacturing which is much more mundane; the largest sector by employment is food manufacturing, for example.

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Car repair startup secures £1M in funding

Friday, January 20, 2017

UK-based startup ClickMechanic, an online based marketplace for car mechanics, has announced it has closed a $1m funding round. The oversubscribed round was led by leading early stage VC studio Forward Partners, along with 500 Startups, and a number of renowned angel investors, including Klaus Nyengaard (former CEO of JustEat and Chairman of Treatwell).

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Alliance Manchester Business School named in ‘global elite’ in QS Business Schools Report 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

One of the world’s premier university ranking bodies, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), has named Alliance Manchester Business School as a ‘Global Elite School’ when it comes to employability and research excellence.

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Toxic bosses – how destructive personality traits can infect a workforce

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Abigail Phillips, PhD researcher in organisational psychology at Alliance Manchester Business School, uncovers how research is showing how the ‘dark traits’ of bosses can become reflected in their workforce

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The annual Grigor McClelland Lecture

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Torsten Bell, Director, Resolution Foundation: Renewing the Intergenerational Contract: age and 21st Century inequality Thursday 9 February

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The Business and Human Rights Catalyst

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Torsten Bell, Director, Resolution Foundation: Renewing the Intergenerational Contract: age and 21st Century inequality Thursday 9 February

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Postgraduate research scholarships for 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Alliance Manchester Business School is offering a range of scholarships and bursaries to exceptional candidates who are looking to join our thriving research community in September 2017.

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The Role of Hedge Funds and other Collective Investment Funds in the Modern World

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

We would like to invite both academics and practitioners to submit papers on all topics related to Collective Investment funds and their role in the modern world

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THE World University Rankings

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Alliance Manchester Business School has been ranked 22nd in the world by The Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings for business and economics.

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Professor Sir Cary Cooper of Alliance MBS

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Join Professor Sir Cary Cooper at the launch of Alliance MBS and the CIPD’s HR Issues Forum on Thursday 15 December.

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Precarious article - Jenga

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The human rights responsibilities of global companies came under the spotlight at our latest Vital Topics lecture.

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Students - Exploring Eastern business culture

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Rahul Shah, Class of 2017 reflects on the China and Dubai study tours, two of the elective options available on the Full-time MBA.

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Can you rely on hospital ratings?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Most people will have seen headlines about hospitals being rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission after an inspection, and put into “special measures”. It often results in changes in senior leadership, and even to takeovers by other, better performing hospitals. But how do we know that these very important judgements and ratings are right?

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Business and Human Rights

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Backed by the Lord Alliance Foundation, Alliance MBS is establishing one of the world’s first business and human rights networks at a business school.

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Ethical supply chains: Are retailers doing enough?

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The interplay of business and human rights has never been higher up the international agenda. For instance a recent BBC investigation into a factory in Turkey found Syrian refugee children, employed through a middleman, reportedly making clothes for Marks & Spencer and online retailer Asos.

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Call for government inquiry to consider research evidence to maintain ‘say on pay’ legislation

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Accounting and Finance Professor Konstantinos Stathopoulos has called on the government to consider empirical evidence and retain existing Say on Pay legislation as a means of managing executive pay.

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Vital Topics: Business and Human Rights: The role of business in the refugee crisis

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Vital Topics: Business and Human Rights: The role of business in the refugee crisis

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Forthcoming Events 2017

Monday, October 24, 2016

Alliance Manchester Business School's forthcoming events for 2017

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Why we need social innovation in home care for older people

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The public debate on the issue of how we look after the older members of our society continues to rumble on with limited prospect of a solution and this week’s report from the Care Quality Commission highlighted the crisis we are facing in adult social care

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FairWRC hosts major international conference

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Fairness at Work Research Centre (FairWRC) recently held its third international conference focusing on enhancing questions of standards and practices at work.

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THE NHS: Reform, reorganisation and the risks of rushing into changes without proper scrutiny

Friday, October 7, 2016

Kieran Walshe, Professor of Health Policy and Management and head of the health management group at AMBS, writes his views on the NHS “Reform, reorganisation and the risks of rushing into changes without proper security”.

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Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) hosts major international conference

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The University recently hosted a major international conference on Care for older people hosted by three research centres; Health Services Research Centre, FairWRC and MICRA. The one-day event, entitled Fairer Futures? Reshaping Care for Older People heard from academics, journalists, barristers, service providers and older people from across the world on the common challenges facing older people, care workers and service providers.

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Manchester Institute of Innovation Research sets out Brexit risks

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research has set out the potentially damaging effects of Brexit in its submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee investigating the implications for science and research of the vote to leave the EU.

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GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2016: DEMAND SIDE POLICIES FOR INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The recently launched Global Innovation Index 2016 includes a chapter from the Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Professor Jakob Edler.

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Marketing and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Part II

Friday, August 12, 2016

Given the time difference and the prevalence now of social media as a news source, I think Rio 2016 presents sponsors with a fantastic opportunity to reach fans via platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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Marketing and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Part 1

Friday, August 5, 2016

The run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been marred by much controversy and negative publicity, with athletes pulling out due to fears over the Zika virus, the doping scandal involving Russian athletes and concerns over Rio’s finances and preparedness for hosting the world’s premier sporting event.

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Adrian Keighley – MBA Class of 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Adrian Keighley writes about his experience in the RAF and how he ended up studying an MBA with us at AMBS

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Ground-breaking study into financial markets

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Professor of Finance Ser-Huang Poon explains the background to an unprecedented Alliance MBS study into financial markets.

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Northern Powerhouse – time to talk about skills

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

While much of the focus of the Northern Powerhouse has been on transport infrastructure, the central role of skills in driving the regional economy must be better recognised, says Damian Grimshaw, Professor of Employment Studies. He says developing, attracting and retaining skills will be key to successful outcomes from the wider initiative.

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Brexit consequences for North West

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The prospects for the North West economy in the wake of a possible Brexit came under the spotlight as academics, policy advisers and business leaders debated the potential consequences at an event at Alliance MBS.

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Procurement, Innovation and Policy: The next chapter

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) has long been seen as a means of stimulating innovation. But there remains a gap between the aspiration and the adoption and implementation of innovative goods and services in the public sector.

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Sponsorship activation at Euro 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Leah Gillooly, Lecturer in Marketing at Alliance Manchester Business School discusses the various elements of sponsorship within Euro 2016

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Sponsorship Perspectives on Euro 2016 by Dr Leah Gillooly

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sponsorship can bring numerous benefits to brands, from building brand awareness to enhancing brand image, fostering relationships with customers and showcasing the brand’s products and services. Therefore, through sponsoring EURO 2016 the sponsors will be hoping to tap into these many benefits.

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Research engagement Q&A with academics

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

There are now significant opportunities for doctoral students to receive funding for ‘engaged’ research. Here, five academics from Alliance MBS share their thoughts on how they see their research as being engaged.

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Alliance Manchester Business School and BT: Continuous Improvement Programme

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Taster event: Continuous Improvement Programme with BT This joint Alliance MBS and BT programme will help you understand what’s needed to develop a continuous improvement culture within your organisation.

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The EU Referendum, Brexit and the North of England June 15th 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On Thursday 23rd June Britain will hold a historic referendum to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. In preparation for the referendum, Cities@Manchester in collaboration with the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) have organised two events.

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Treasury review role for Karel Williams

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A panel investigating the current role, responsibilities and mandate of the Treasury is due to make its recommendations by July.

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Accounting and Human Rights: Javed Siddiqui

Friday, May 6, 2016

Javed Siddiqui explains how accounting is now playing a key role in the fields of sustainability and human rights.

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Karel Williams comments in The Guardian on devolution powers for the North

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Northern Powerhouse project needs more fiscal devolution and powers if it is to have any real chance of bringing lasting benefits to the region, says Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy. Speaking during a debate in Manchester on the progress of the initiative, Karel said Greater Manchester had not got adequate powers as part of the devolution deal. “It needs control of its balance sheet, it needs borrowing powers. At the moment it has responsibility without power.”

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Accounting for human rights

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) has published a special issue entitled The Past, The Present and The Future of Social Accounting for Human Rights co-edited by Ken McPhail, Professor of Accounting at Alliance MBS.

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Are doctors fit to practice? Research shows the impact of government reforms to professional regulation

Friday, April 22, 2016

Most people think that doctors already go through some kind of regular check that they are up to date and fit to practice – like airline pilots, for example. But in fact, a system to do this (called “medical revalidation”) was only introduced in 2012, after more than a decade of debate between government, the General Medical Council and the medical profession.

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One per cent of fathers take up Shared Parental Leave

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In April 2015, Shared Parental Leave was introduced to allow new parents to split up to 52 weeks of shared parental leave between them. Parents would also have the opportunity to take up to 39 weeks of statutory shared parental pay.

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Inspiring Women Conference brings students together for a day with the Manchester business community

Friday, March 18, 2016

On Wednesday 9 March, as part of the International Women’s Day Celebrations, Alliance Manchester Business School hosted a conference that brought together a group of young women to get their creativity flowing.

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Dil Sidhu – Alliance MBS’ Chief External Officer

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dil Sidhu is responsible for key commercial relationships and stakeholder engagement activities with private, public and third sector organisations. Executive Education, consultancy and sponsorship services also fall under his direction.

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Alliance Manchester Business School partners with BAE Systems to deliver new project leadership programme

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Alliance MBS has partnered with, technology-led aerospace, defence and security solutions specialist, BAE Systems, to deliver a new project leadership programme.

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Where does the money go when your local authority pays more than £500 per week for a care home bed?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Big care home chains have told the public about a crisis in social care which they blame on not receiving enough money from local authorities, who pay for half of care home beds.

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Building links with Vietnam

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lecturer in finance Viet Anh Dang is continuing to build strong links between Alliance MBS and his home country of Vietnam.

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Rail industry focus for DBA student

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Engineer Alexander White describes his part-time DBA programme at Alliance MBS as the “perfect bridge” between industry and academia

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Q&A with Marcin Michalski, PhD

Thursday, February 18, 2016

After completing his BSc in Management (International Business Economics) and MSc in Finance at Manchester University, Marcin is now in the second year of his PhD studying financial stability and central bank policy in the wake of the global economic crisis. He is a University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar for 2014.

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Accounting for charities

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lecturer in Accounting Sofia Yasmin has begun work on two major projects examining the fast-expanding – and increasingly contentious – world of charity accountability and governance.

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NHS challenges under spotlight

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The challenges and conflicts for medical managers working in the NHS are coming under the spotlight in research headed by Christos Begkos, lecturer in management accounting.

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Alliance MBS in major Chinese accounting study

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Academics from the Manchester Accounting and Finance Group (MAFG) are to play a key role in assessing the quality of financial accounts submitted by leading Chinese companies to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Alliance Manchester Business School is placed at 38th in this year’s Financial Times Global MBA ranking of the world’s leading MBA programmes.

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Called to account

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A decade since International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) were first introduced across Europe, Alliance MBS is gaining a growing global reputation for its research and questioning of the drive to harmonise accounting practice.

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Full-time MBA: Manchester MBAs provide Accenture with original customer insights

Monday, January 18, 2016

The advent of digital is disrupting how businesses have traditionally provided service to its customers. Leading consulting firm Accenture was looking to better understand how this has impacted UK consumers: how have their expectations and needs changed? Do they now prefer using digital customer service channels to traditional channels? The company recruited a team of Manchester MBAs to help them investigate this key business challenge.

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Socially Responsible Outsourcing: Global Sourcing with Social Impact

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The rapid growth of global outsourcing and its social and economic impact across the world is explored in a new book co-edited by Brian Nicholson, Professor of Information Systems at Alliance MBS.

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Alex Gunz on the January sales – The Guardian

Friday, January 8, 2016

Alliance MBS marketing expert, Alex Gunz, provided commentary within an article surrounding January sales and why consumers are so keen to bag a bargain in the festive period

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Today, 21 September 2015, we became Alliance Manchester Business School following a transformational donation from Lord Alliance of Manchester and his fellow Trustees of the Alliance Family Foundation.

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Alliance MBS and joineryworkshop.com – knowledge transfer

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Alliance Manchester Business School has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to work with Stockport based Joineryworkshop.com Ltd on a 30 month project worth almost £175,000. It was awarded by government body Innovate UK to design, develop and embed a data driven business model and management information framework which will support the company’s strategic vision of expansion.

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Trading BootCamp Week launches in 2016

Friday, November 13, 2015

Alliance Manchester Business School will launch an annual five-day Trading BootCamp in July 2016 for all current students studying postgraduate accounting and finance related courses.

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The future of financial markets

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ismail Ertürk, senior lecturer in banking at Alliance MBS, is taking part in a major consultation exercise on the future of financial markets being driven by the Bank of England.

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How outsourcing goes wrong

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A new hard-hitting book has lambasted the “disastrous” practice of UK government outsourcing, calling for sweeping reform and drastic curbs in sectors like local government.

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Karel Williams comments to the BBC on his report for the FSB on Welsh economic policy

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Karel Williams, Professor of Political Economy, comments to the BBC on his report for the FSB on Welsh economic policy

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Case study: Amim Shafiq, Founder & CEO of Blazt Ltd

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

When Amim left Alliance Manchester Business School, the former auditor never imagined he would be leading the UK’s next social technology venture.

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Full-time MBA: Reflections one year on – by Sachin Tandon

Thursday, September 17, 2015

When I decided to do my MBA, I had several objectives in mind: I knew after working for a couple of years in the professional services industry that I wanted to broaden my horizons and develop a more commercial understanding of business. I also knew that I wanted to build on my professional network by working with people of different cultural backgrounds and experiences, and that the programme would help me achieve this. What I didn’t realize, however, was how truly transformational the experien

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Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Monday, August 24, 2015

Amin Amiri, Managing Director of a2e Venture Capitalists and sponsor of Manchester Business School’s event series – Entrepreneurs@Manchester, gives his opinion on entrepreneurship in the 21st century ahead of the next event set to take place in October.

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Graphene web content mining pays dividends

Friday, August 21, 2015

Academics from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) at MBS have completed a major mapping exercise to unearth the strategies of companies in the rapidly expanding graphene sector.

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Karel Williams comments in The Guardian on devolution powers for the North

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Karel Williams, Professor of Political Economy comments in The Guardian on devolution powers being offered to councils and the creation of the Northern Powerhouse.

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Nine facts you didn’t know about an MBA

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Did you know that the MBA originated in America, as far back as the early 20th century? Or that MBS has earned triple accreditation from all three major governing bodies?

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Karel Williams comments in the Financial Times on the selection of the interim Greater Manchester mayor

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

As the devolution train gathers further steam, the North West must beware rushing towards an unsatisfactory ‘devo-max’ settlement that it could be stuck with for generations to come.

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Weak regulation of PFI leads to fraud risk

Monday, July 6, 2015

Weak regulation of PFI (Private Finance Initiative) style contracts for public services is leading to a lack of transparency and a far greater risk of potential fraud.

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In Conversation With Ken McPhail

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ken McPhail is Professor of Accounting at MBS. Among his prize-winning articles are a four volume work on accounting ethics.

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Study finds women more risk-averse in the boardroom

Thursday, July 2, 2015

What role does gender play when it comes to making key company decisions? And what is the attitude to risk among women CEOs?

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How your brand can affect your share price

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It is well known that a strong brand tends to equate with strong financial value. But what particular variables affect this relationship?

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Karel Williams comments in the Financial Times on the selection of the interim Greater Manchester mayor

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Karel Williams, Professor of Political Economy, commented in the Financial Times today on the selection process of the interim Greater Manchester mayor; the mayor who will arguably be the country’s most powerful civic leader

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Professor Cary Cooper returns to Manchester Business School

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

One of the world’s leading authorities on health and well-being in the workplace is returning to Manchester to take up a leading role at Manchester Business School (MBS) in its 50th anniversary year

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Interesting Facts about Manchester

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ever wondered why studying in Manchester is so exciting? Take a look at our 17 interesting facts about this urban city that you may never have known before!

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Why study in Manchester?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cultural, historic and quirky; Manchester has fast become one of Britain’s most popular destinations. Whether for work or play, more and more people are paying our vibrant city a visit, and choosing to make it their home.

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New research into motherhood pay gap highlights inequality

Friday, March 6, 2015

A new report released to coincide with International Women’s Day finds that mothers who work face a widening pay gap compared to women without children, which expands even further for every child they go on to have.

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New Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites for MBS

Monday, February 23, 2015

Manchester to benefit from new Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites hotels

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Launch of Manchester’s new Synthetic Biology Research Centre

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MBS is playing a key role in the launch of a new centre into the study of synthetic biology in Manchester.

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British Accounting and Finance Association conference

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) hosts its annual conference at University Place

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Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Manchester Business School has risen to 35th in this year’s Financial Times’ Global MBA ranking of the world’s leading MBA programmes. This means we are positioned as 5th in the UK and 12th in Europe.

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MBS supports community shares drive

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MBS has completed a scoping study into the reach of community share offers across the UK on behalf of the government-backed Community Shares Unit (CSU).

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The University of Manchester receives landmark donation from Lord Alliance

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The University of Manchester receives landmark donation from Lord Alliance of Manchester – Business School to become ‘Alliance Manchester Business School’ in September 2015 following transformational donation

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Plans submitted for retail and leisure phase of £50 million redevelopment of MBS

Friday, August 15, 2014

The University of Manchester and Bruntwood have today submitted plans for phase two of the £50 million redevelopment of Manchester Business School

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