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Alliance Manchester Business School – University of Manchester


Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) is the graduate business school of the University of Manchester. The school was one of the UK’s first business schools – founded in 1965.  It is located in the heart of Manchester’s campus, right outside of the city of Manchester in northwestern England. MBA students can take advantage of being a part of the UK’s largest single-site university, the University of Manchester, as well as being only a two-hour train ride from London. AMBS is well known for its global reach, international diversity, flexible time frame for completion, and highly customizable curriculum.


School Rankings

  • Financial Times: 10 (Europe)
  • Forbes: 7th in the world (non-USA)


Alliance Manchester Business School – Location

The School is situated less than a mile from the city centre, and is easily accessible by bus, car or on foot.

It’s easy to travel by train due to the proximity to three large rail stations. Alliance is located close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

Distance from nearest railway/Metrolink stops:

Manchester Oxford Road railway station, 0.4 miles
Manchester Piccadilly railway station/Metrolink stop, 0.8 miles
Peter’s Square Metrolink stop, 0.7 miles



AMBS has recently undergone a massive renovation. Now under one roof as part of the campus masterplan, the AMBS building houses the full-time MBA program as well as new teaching areas and offices. In addition, there is a new library, a data visualization observatory, and three courtyards, among other features in the state-of-the-art building. AMBS is adjoined by University Green, a 40,500 square foot retail and leisure hub. The new, two-story Executive Education center and two hotels now sit adjacent to AMBS.



Alliance Manchester Business School is home to over 500 academic, teaching and support staff, representing 41 nationalities.  There are four major departments: People, Management and Organisations; Innovation Management and Policy; Accounting and Finance; and Management Sciences and Marketing. The school houses four research institutes, two centers, and five focused research groups, including the Management Sciences Group and Manchester Accounting and Finance Group.


Graduate Programs

Manchester offers a Full-Time MBA, Global MBA, Global Executive MBA & the Kelly-Manchester Global MBA in partnership with Indiana KelleyAlliance Manchester also offers Master’s Degree Programs in 17 functional business areas.


International Business Project

Find out from students, clients and supervisors about why the International Business project is such an amazing part of the Full-time MBA programme

The Global Part-Time MBA at Manchester Business School - Danny Loughrey

Danny Loughrey currently in his first year on the Part-Time MBA program at Manchester Business School and is the Senior National Account Manager for C&D Foods. Danny discusses the overwhelming feeling of ambition from everyone in his class and how this has positively impacted his mentality and professional perspective.

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