Alliance Manchester Business School was founded in 1965 and is one of the UK’s first business schools. In 2015, we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

We became the largest business and management school in the UK in 2004 when we merged with The Victoria University of Manchester's School of Accounting and Finance, UMIST's School of Management and the Programme in Research in Science and Technology.

We are a full-service business school, providing industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives across the globe.

Original Thinking Applied is at the heart of what we do - turning theory into practice across all our activity, through our programmes, consultancy, and research.

We inform, inspire and engage with the business community through our corporate engagement activities and we work to support communities through our social responsibility agenda.

Rankings and accreditation

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


  • The 2017 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 3rd in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world.
  • According to the FT, MBA students can expect a 96% salary increase three years after graduation. Alliance MBS is also placed at 12th in the world for career progress.
  • 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.
  • We are ranked 2nd in the UK for research power, and 4th for depth and breadth of research (REF 2014).
  • Bloomberg Business Week ranked Alliance MBS at 19th in the world and 9th in the alumni survey.


Alliance MBS is part of a small and select group of institutions worldwide that is accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Global Reach

Wherever you are based, our expertise is never far away. We are the only UK business school with a presence in six global hubs. All of our centers have strong links with the local business community and we also have a global network of over 40,000 alumni, spread across 169 countries.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Global MBA

Alliance Manchester Business School - South America Centre

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA is designed to fit around work and personal commitments, giving you the flexibility to study when it suits you best. ... [+]

The Global Part-time MBA

Step up. Change direction. Transform your career.

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Experience workshops that motivate, group projects that challenge and colleagues that inspire. With this flexible, global program you can study with us in Manchester, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong or São Paulo. Set yourself apart in the workplace from day one.

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA is designed to fit around work and personal commitments, giving you the flexibility to study when it suits you best.

World class teaching is delivered in blocks at residential workshops, complemented by online activity to enrich the learning experience. This means your physical time out of the office is scheduled in advance for minimum career disruption. Should your career take you overseas, you can continue your studies seamlessly at one of our six global centers.... [-]

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