About AMBS

“Our mission is to give everyone the opportunity to transform their lives and, in doing so, help them transform the organisations they work for and the wider communities in which they live.”
– Professor Fiona Devine CBE, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School

Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS)

Founded in 1965, we are one of the UK’s first business schools and celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2015. The School was renamed Alliance Manchester Business School, or AMBS, recognising Lord David Alliance’s generous donation and long-standing relationship with the University and the AMBS.

With triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, we provide world-class, industry-focused education to students and executives across the globe. AMBS has also developed strong ties with many leading professional service bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) as well as corporate organisations such as BT, Zesco and Ingersoll Rand.

Most recently, we were ranked 4th in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world in the Financial Times’s Global MBA Ranking and 11th worldwide for the career progress of our alumni. Our MBA was also ranked 5th in the world in the QS Online MBA Rankings 2021.

Today, our centres in Manchester, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Singapore have opened up a world of opportunities for our students, researchers and clients. We engage with businesses of all sizes to share expertise and form rewarding partnerships from all over the world.

Original Thinking Applied

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

Inspired by Manchester’s abundant history, we aspire to deliver inventive business and management solutions through our world-class research and teaching methodologies. From Manchester, the world’s original modern city, we are imbued with an ethos of enterprise, culture and innovation.

We take on leading-edge and influential research so as to have a transformative effect on policy and practice, having far-reaching influence on a global stage, through the School, our international centres and our vast global network of over 60,000 alumni, spread across 176 countries.

Original Thinking Applied

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

Inspired by Manchester’s abundant history, we aspire to deliver inventive business and management solutions through our world-class research and teaching methodologies. From Manchester, the world’s original modern city, we are imbued with an ethos of enterprise, culture and innovation.

We take on leading-edge and influential research so as to have a transformative effect on policy and practice, having far-reaching influence on a global stage, through the School, our international centres and our vast global network of over 60,000 alumni, spread across 176 countries.

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