Alliance Manchester Business School

EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

At Alliance Manchester Business School, ‘Original Thinking Applied’ sits at the heart of everything we do.

With triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, we provide world-class, industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives across the globe.

Our centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paolo, Shanghai and Singapore open up a world of opportunities for our students, researchers and clients. All over the world, we engage with businesses of all sizes to share expertise and form rewarding partnerships.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for research power, our influential research impacts all areas of business and management – from accounting and health management to big data and human rights.

Established in 1965 as one of the UK’s first two business schools, we are proud to be part of the prestigious University of Manchester and the UK’s largest campus-based business and management school.


Our vision

Our vision is to be a world-renowned Business School, harnessing virtuosity for the enduring benefit of humankind.

As part of The University of Manchester, our vision works to achieve that of the University. Manchester 2020, The University of Manchester’s Strategic Plan sets out an exciting agenda for making our Institution one of the leading universities in the world by 2020.

Our core goals are strategically aligned to those of The University of Manchester:

World-class research

We strive to achieve research excellence across all our disciplines, with outputs that have ‘impact’ on the business community and policy makers.

Outstanding learning and student experience

We aim to provide all students with a quality educational experience, with a focus on ‘applied learning’. We produce highly employable graduates that demonstrate leadership, innovation, citizenship, professionalism and academic strengths.

Social responsibility

We support and highlight research that will make a positive difference to society, addressing the major challenges we face in the 21st century, and we equip our graduates to exercise ethical, social and environmental responsibility. We engage with communities globally at local, regional, national and international levels.

Original Thinking Applied

The application of original thinking is at the heart of everything we do. Our distinctive approach is captured in our brand essence Original Thinking Applied.


We were one of the UK’s first two business schools, established in 1965. Drawing on Manchester’s rich history, we aspire to deliver inventive business and management solutions through our world-class research and teaching. We are inspired by Manchester, the world’s original modern city, with an ethos of enterprise, culture and innovation. We have a unique global footprint through our six international centres.


Our research has significant reach: through the School, our international centres and our alumni network. We are part of The University of Manchester, home of the first modern computer, the splitting of the atom by Rutherford, the first degree in nursing, the discovery of graphene, and the birth of modern economics and medical ethics and breakthroughs that have changed the world we live in.


We turn theory into practice across all our activity, through our programmes, consultancy and research. Our academic staff provide insightful commentary on local, regional, national and global issues. The Manchester Method focuses on applying theory, through group work, projects and practice-based learning. This is brought to life across all our programmes, particularly our MBA. We have three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB (only 1% of business schools have achieved this globally).

Our people

Alliance Manchester Business School is the largest campus-based school in the UK, with over 6,500 students worldwide in our centres in Manchester, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE.

We have over 500 academic, teaching and support staff and our experts continue to gain international recognition for their work.

AMBS Our People

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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Alliance Manchester Business School

Address Alliance Manchester Business School Booth Street East
M13 9SS Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Phone +44 161 820 8344