Manchester Metropolitan University

About us

Top providers of professionally focused education, where student experience is at the heart of everything we do, our key mission is to develop our students into highly employable, socially and environmentally responsible professionals.

Located centrally in Manchester, we are a business school firmly embedded in the North West of England. A significant contributor the region’s knowledge economy, we are one of the largest suppliers of graduate talent in the UK.

Manchester Metropolitan Business School is part of the Faculty of Business and Law, which brings together the Business School, Manchester Law School and the School of Tourism, Events and Hospitality Management.

Celebrating roots in commerce since 1889, we have grown to become internationally respected for our practical application of management education. We collaborate with business, innovate in our teaching and research, and nurture entrepreneurship among our students.

Our core focus is on providing the highest standards of professional education, and our growing reputation for achieving this is recognised both nationally and internationally. We are an accredited member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. This places us among an elite group of global business schools who have gained this accreditation, of which there are only currently 30 accredited schools of its kind in the UK* and means our degrees are internationally recognised.

*AACSB accredited UK Universities as of June 2017.

In 2016, we were awarded Educate ‘Business School of The Year’ and were highly commended for Times Higher Education awards of Business School of the Year and Entrepreneurial University of the Year.  

Our programmes

A full range business school, we offer degree programmes and professional development at every stage of the career ladder. This includes degree apprenticeships, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate masters and postgraduate research degrees, in addition to executive-level education and MBA programmes.

Our 300+ academic staff combine a rich mix of research active and industry experienced expertise, teaching across a number of specialisms including:

Our research

Our research in business and law combines six active research centres, a thriving Graduate School and a range of specialist research areas that continue to innovate and conduct real-world research in many areas of business, management and society.

Rated as internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014), our research impacts organisations and societies, with key specialisms including SME development, people and employment, international business innovation, place management, and ethical and sustainable enterprise.

Industry links

We share extensive links nationally and internationally through the many organisations and professional bodies whom we work in partnership. In addition, we have an extensive network of transnational educational and exchange institutions, research collaborations and an alumni community spanning the globe.

Extremely proud of our links with commerce, we deliver bespoke workplace training and accredited programmes for a number of corporate clients including Tesco, McDonald’s and HMRC. Active champions of collaboration and innovation, practical application of knowledge underpins everything that we deliver across the business school, through our programmes, research, students and staff.

We aim to develop our students with industry recognised, practical subject knowledge, who are taught by highly experienced academics and are able to engage with employers to embark on rewarding and fulfilling careers.

We look forward to welcoming you.