The University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School (MBS), previously known as Manchester Business School, is a high-ranking business school that forms part of the University of Manchester in Manchester, England.
The school has its roots in 1918 as the Department of Industrial Administration, but was established in its current form in 2004 through the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)’s School of Management, the Institute of Innovation Research (IoIR), the Victoria University of Manchester’s School of Accounting and Finance, and the Manchester Business School.
Under the faculty of humanities at the university of Manchester, it is the largest campus-based business school in the UK, with about three quarters of students being international.
The MBA programme is known for its "Manchester Method" of experiential learning throughout the programme, including real life projects.
The Manchester Gold programme provides a mentoring scheme for students, with mentors coming from high-profile companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Dutch Shell group and IBM Global Services.
The UK Border Agency selected Manchester to be part of the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, which gives extra qualification points and help with meeting visa requirements to graduates with MBAs from the world’s 50 best business schools.
Alumni include the global chairman of the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs Karen Cook, the chief executive of Channel 4 television Andy Duncan, the managing director of Arsenal Football Club Keith Edelman, the CEO of Tesco supermarket Terry Leahy and the deputy governor of the Bank of England.