Manchester Business School

Manchester Business School

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Programs of Study at Alliance Manchester Business School

The Masters degree programs offered by Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS) focus on today's key management challenges and give students the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in a range of specialized areas, allowing them to shape their careers as they choose. Because many of the School's programs take graduates from any academic background, students need not have studied business or management prior to enrolling.

The School's Masters programs include:

- MSc Accounting and Finance

- MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management

- MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis

- MSc Business Psychology

- MSc Corporate Communications and Reputation Management

- MSc Finance and Business Economics

- MSc Finance

- MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

- MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations

- MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

- MSc International Business and Management

- MSc Management

- MSc Marketing

- MEnt Master of Enterprise

- MSc Operations, Project, and Supply Chain Management

- MSc Organisational Psychology

- MSc Quantitative Finance

Requirements for Study

Each program requires full-time study over twelve months and consists of two taught semesters followed by the research dissertation during the summer period. There are approximately 8 to 12 hours of classes per week, depending on the units chosen, plus group work and private study and research.

The dissertation is an integral and crucial part of the course, providing students the opportunity to apply what has been learned earlier in the classroom. Topics reflect the expertise of the school's lecturers; students may choose from a list of options. Supervision often starts with small groups of students studying similar topics meeting with their supervisor, who then guides them in deciding on the focus for their individual dissertations.

The dissertation usually consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work involving either qualitative or quantitative research.

Research Facilities

The Alliance MBS Library is part of the University's library, one of the best academic-resourced libraries in the UK.

Fees and Funding

There are a number of scholarships available for Masters programs. Scholarships are available on a rolling basis so early application is advisable. Find out more

Applicants from the United States can apply to the US-UK Fulbright Commission for a Fulbright Award.

Cost of Study

Tuition fees range from £14,500 to £23,500 depending on the course. Living costs are estimated at around £11,495 for a one-year course.

Living and Housing Costs

The University of Manchester has more university-owned accommodation than almost any other university in the UK, most of which is within two or three miles of the campus. A number of residences are reserved exclusively for postgraduates; in others, undergraduate students are grouped together. The average cost for self-catering halls is £6,100.

Students who come to Manchester unaccompanied and pay the overseas rate are guaranteed a place in University-managed housing.

Student Group

The School's student population represents 135 different nationalities. Applications are assessed based upon excellent academic performance at the undergraduate level and indicators such as previous grades, a candidate's relative position within their class, and the institution the candidate has studied at previously. For some courses, the undergraduate degree content must be closely related to the course subject and students need to demonstrate consistently high standards throughout their studies.

Other factors taken into account include the written application, the personal statement; and the motivation, maturity, personal skills, and attributes that may contribute to the classroom experience.

Student Outcomes

Manchester seeks to produce capable, confident graduates with specialized expertise that can be utilized in today's business environment. With access to more than 4,200 UK and global recruiters, students can take advantage of many opportunities. Manchester graduates are placed in the public and private sectors across all industries.

A recent graduate of the MSc Finance program now works as a financial analyst for JP Morgan in the United States, and an international student from the MSc Operations, Project, and Supply Chain Management program started a graduate training program with Airbus in the UK.


Alliance MBS is just a short walk from the city centre and all its attractions. It also offers easy access to world-class transit options, including buses, trams, and a train network with connections throughout the UK, plus a major international airport with direct flights serving more than 200 destinations.

The Faculty and Their Research

Research at Alliance Manchester Business School is shaped and inspired by its internationally renowned expertise. Research is structured around the following four areas, with collaboration taking place through research groups, centres, and institutes:

- Accounting and finance

- Innovation management and policy

- Marketing, operations management, and service systems

- People, management, and organizations

Find out more about the School's faculty

The University and the School

Manchester Business School became Alliance Manchester Business School in September 2015 following a landmark £15m donation from Lord Alliance of Manchester and his trustees, in recognition of his longstanding relationship with the School and the University. Founded in 1965, Alliance MBS is one of the UK's first two business schools and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Research is at the heart of the School's mission--according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, Alliance MBS is positioned at number two in the UK for business research power.


Alliance MBS offers rolling admission for its courses and closes each one when the openings have been filled. There are no formal closing dates, but because of this, early application is encouraged. A guide to the application process, including details of all the supporting information required, can be found on the School's website

Applications for September 2016 entry are processed from October 2015 onwards. Students can submit their application before completing their undergraduate degree (the applicant's latest grade transcripts will be sufficient for making acceptance decisions).

Correspondence and Information

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Alliance Manchester Business School

The University of Manchester

Booth Street West


M15 6PB, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 161 306 1339



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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Business Doctor of Enterprise (D Ent)
      Master of Enterprise (M Ent)
    • Business Management Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Accounting Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Philosophy (M Phil)
    • Business And Management Master of Philosophy (M Phil)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
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  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported