Manchester Metropolitan University

Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Business School highly commended at Times Higher Education awards

Praise for ‘pioneering approach’ to Degree Apprenticeships

Manchester Metropolitan Business School has once again been recognised for its excellence with a ‘highly commended’ citation at this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

The accolade was presented at the awards ceremony in London on Thursday evening (November 24), featuring the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson.

Judges praised the Business School’s pioneering approach to the development and delivery of degree apprenticeships.

The commendation caps a remarkable year for the Business School as it joined an elite global group after being awarded the prestigious international AACSB accreditation.

It was also named the Business School of the Year at the Educate North Awards.

Professor Julia Clarke, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law, said: “It has been an incredible year for the Business School. Its undoubted strengths in innovative teaching and continued professional development, impactful research and business partnerships continue to be praised and recognised.

“As a Business School, we play a critical role in the development of students’ lives but we also enrich the quality of training, support and development of companies in the region – and beyond – as Manchester begins to harness the potential of the Northern Powerhouse concept.”

Manchester Metropolitan was in the running for the Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award and the Business School of the Year Award at this year’s THE Awards.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe with 37,000 students and more than 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The University educates and trains large numbers of legal and business professionals, scientists, engineers, teachers, health workers and creative professionals.

The University is in the top three nationally for environmental sustainability and has an 85% research impact rated world-leading and internationally excellent.

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