Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

Introduction
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Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK.

Manchester is recognised for its original thinkers: our long and proud history of research excellence continues the spirit of innovation and achievement for which the city is renowned.

We’re ranked second in the UK for business research (Business and Management Studies, REF 2014), and the latest Financial Times survey has ranked us as 7th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th in the world.

We know that world-class research alone is not enough, and we see that our original thinking is applied for impact across business and management, government and communities.

We provide world-class business and management education to undergraduates, postgraduates, experienced practitioners, and those with career orientated academic and research ambitions. Alliance MBS delivers original thinking and teaching, informed by the contemporary commercial environment.

Employability is embedded into the curriculum. The Alliance MBS Postgraduate Careers Service works closely with the University of Manchester’s Careers Service, allowing students to access the large number of organisations that attend campus events. The University is the number one most targeted UK University by leading graduate employers (The High Fliers Report, 2016).

Accreditation:

  • Alliance MBS is part of a small and select band of institutions worldwide which are accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
  • The UK government body (HEFCE) ranks Alliance MBS teaching capabilities as ‘Excellent’, the highest category.

An international school:

  • We have an extensive global network, with on-the-ground presence in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE.
  • Our specialist masters courses combine academic excellence with a focus on real-world business and management practice. Plus, our students connect with classmates from more than 65 nationalities.
  • Joining our student community and more than 300 specialists academic and research staff will help prepare graduates for the global business environment and today’s job market.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MSc

MSc Accounting

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate about contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers but also prepare students for a research career in academia. [+]

Course description

Boost your career prospects by developing an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice, and prepare for a leading role in the accountancy profession.

Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate about contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers but also prepare students for a research career in academia.... [-]


MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focus on real international management issues and how to solve them. A key element of the course is our unique client-facing project which allows you to put your learning into practice. [+]

The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focus on real international management issues and how to solve them. A key element of the course is our unique client-facing project which allows you to put your learning into practice.

You explore the operation of multinational enterprises and undertake comparative business analysis while gaining the practical skills necessary to work efficiently in an international business environment. Alongside a thorough understanding of business analysis and development, you graduate with the key skills of international business consulting, such as framing international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews.... [-]


MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Learn how to overcome the major challenges facing the industry, business, and the public sector today, and influence the decision-making processes of the future. This course gives you the cutting edge analytical approaches, methodologies and tools you need to confidently tackle problems and improve outcomes. [+]

Learn how to overcome the major challenges facing the industry, business, and the public sector today, and influence the decision-making processes of the future. This course gives you the cutting edge analytical approaches, methodologies and tools you need to confidently tackle problems and improve outcomes.

It allows you to specialize in a diverse range of areas including

Consulting skills Big data and web analytics Information systems concepts and tools Decision behavior and psychology of decision making Financial modeling Operations management and process change and improvement approaches Project management Supply chain management, logistics, and procurement Traditional operational research and applied mathematics and statistics ... [-]

MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival. The course aims to produce well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant hands-on experience. [+]

People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival. The course aims to produce well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant hands-on experience.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the course is designed to:

Develop a critical appreciation of the theoretical foundations and empirical practice of HRM and IR Expose you to a wide variety of organisational practices by use of teaching materials based on high-quality contemporary research conducted by lecturers and their own research for an independent individual dissertation Enable you to develop practical skills in the subject area to equip you for a career in or further study of the HR/IR field and gives you a grounding in research methods which you can apply appropriately either in the business world or in academic research Provide you with the opportunity to gain graduate membership of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) which is extremely advantageous in securing a career in HRM. You have the opportunity to attend skills development workshops run by expert HR practitioners to acquire practical HR skills, to attend a live employment tribunal case, and to undertake a group project in an organisation to develop team working and practical HR and research skills. CIPD Course recognition ... [-]

MSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level with the best accounting and finance group in the world. Whether you want to further your professional career or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed. [+]

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level with the best accounting and finance group in the world. Whether you want to further your professional career or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed.

A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy requires a high level of understanding of both the theory and practice of accounting and finance. This course is designed to give you a broad-based understanding of the core subject areas with an emphasis on empirical research methods and on accounting and finance practice.

Our wide range of modules allows you to specialise and during the course, you have the chance to build on your growing knowledge and expertise by completing a dissertation on a research area of your choice. This, coupled with the support you get from our staff, ensures a first class learning experience.... [-]


MSc in Business Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

For students without a BPS accredited degree, MSc Business Psychology offers you the opportunity to study alongside the students of MSc Organisational Psychology and gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. [+]

For students without a BPS accredited degree, MSc Business Psychology offers you the opportunity to study alongside the students of MSc Organisational Psychology and gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work.

A deeper understanding of organisational psychology is an asset to anyone currently working in the field of social sciences or human resource management, or thinking of studying to become an occupational psychologist.

This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and practical skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change careers.

You learn about Psychological Assessment at Work, Learning, Training and Development, Leadership, Engagement and Motivation, Well-Being and Work, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, Research Design, Advanced Data Gathering and Analytical Techniques and Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations.... [-]


MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting careers in finance at an international level, or an academic career via a PhD. [+]

From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting careers in finance at an international level, or an academic career via a PhD.

Investing in an MSc Finance adds up to a great career and you gain valuable quantitative skills that are in high demand by employers. A dissertation, focusing on empirical research, allows you to explore your chosen area of interest in detail, and you are supported throughout by our high-calibre staff.

Recent graduates have accepted positions in the City, with the `Big 4' global financial services firms, major world banks and financial institutions.... [-]


MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years. [+]

The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years.

This internationally-recognised degree looks at how:

new ideas become successful products entrepreneurial expertise creates growth companies harness knowledge to remain competitive knowledge shapes society and vice versa can climate change be tackled with new technology to overcome the practical challenges associated with creating a new entrepreneurial venture economies can be transformed through successive gales of creative destruction? ... [-]

MSc in Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. This course covers operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement in one challenging and rewarding degree. [+]

Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. This course covers operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement in one challenging and rewarding degree.

Operations management is all about how to organise the production and delivery of products and services. From banks to factories, 90% of people are involved in operations. This course gives you the skills to ensure that process runs smoothly, particularly in the face of challenges and opportunities arising from the increasingly global reach of business.

The course covers the service, manufacturing, public and private sectors, showing how operations management works, whether the customer is a patient in a hospital, a traveller on a transport system or a consumer buying a new iPod.... [-]


MSc in Organisational Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Our MSc Organisational Psychology course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply psychological principles, theories and methods to work organisations. The course develops your understanding of psychology as well as equipping you with practical skills for working as a psychologist within organisations. [+]

Our MSc Organisational Psychology course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply psychological principles, theories and methods to work organisations. The course develops your understanding of psychology as well as equipping you with practical skills for working as a psychologist within organisations.

The course at Alliance Manchester Business School:

Is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society, providing the basis for achieving Chartered Psychologist status Covers the seven core areas of organisational psychology, giving you a broad basis for future practice Includes Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) qualifications for psychometric testing at work, enabling you to enrol on the British Psychological Society's Register of Qualifications in Test Use Is delivered by research-active staff, who draw on their expertise to engage you with the most up-to-date psychological research and methods Develops commercial awareness and business skills necessary in a competitive work environment The course runs over one year (two years for part-time students) and comprises two taught semesters plus a research dissertation. The taught modules use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, group work, case studies and practical exercises, and are assessed using a range of techniques, including examinations, essays, applied coursework and presentations. Special features ... [-]

MSc International Business and Management (Management)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. [+]

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world.

You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic.... [-]


MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Advancing technology means the world is getting smaller. Put your HR career on the global stage with a degree that focuses on managing people across borders and putting human resources into an international context. [+]

Advancing technology means the world is getting smaller. Put your HR career on the global stage with a degree that focuses on managing people across borders and putting human resources into an international context.

With more and more people working for international corporations or global international supply chains, the study of international human resources and industrial relations is becoming ever more important. The increasing globalisation of the economy and pan-national employment legislation also means the ability to compare processes and practices across continents is a sought-after skill.

It gives you an understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals, and how they are influenced by social and economic factors. You also look at the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations.... [-]


MSc Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Management is an exciting one-year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. [+]

The MSc Management is an exciting one-year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management.

Managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs. Managers are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers. Managers have an impact on their environment.

The MSc Management will enable you to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organisations.

Starting with a pre-course workshop in September to give you an intensive induction, then through lectures, case studies, seminars and group project-based work during the core modules, you'll be challenging established models of thinking, critically reflecting on contemporary management and looking at alternative ways of organising. Sustainability, innovation and social responsibility will be key themes during the course alongside skill-building in key areas such as marketing, accounting and human resource management. During the third semester alongside the business project, you'll meet speakers from industry and academia, who'll provide thought-provoking and inspirational perspectives from their own experience, facing and critiquing current business and management challenges.... [-]


MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Get your ideas out there and your messages heard with a specialist degree which gives you all the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in marketing, plus a range of options to help you specialise in your chosen field. [+]

Get your ideas out there and your messages heard with a specialist degree which gives you all the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in marketing, plus a range of options to help you specialise in your chosen field.

Enjoy a stimulating and flexible degree designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in marketing, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a specific area, or you can pursue an academic career via subsequent doctoral work.

Find out about the marketing management strategy and development processes to bring new products to market. As well as learning the fundamentals of marketing, you can also take one of our, specialist pathways to ensure you really stand out in the job market and can demonstrate the practical key skills that employers are looking for.... [-]


MSc Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course. [+]

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course.

Ensuring that the mathematics element is accessible, the programme offers a good balance between mathematics and finance. They are particularly suitable for students with a degree in Finance, Financial Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (see entry requirements ), as well as relevant work experience (non-compulsory). It is also suited to those wishing to gain salary enhancements, or students wishing to pursue advanced studies in quantitative finance.

The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in quantitative finance and financial engineering, delivered from a genuinely international and multicultural perspective, and with a `current issues' approach to teaching. The course is particularly useful for careers that involve designing new financial instruments and managing to trade in them.... [-]


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