Manchester Metropolitan University

The University Strategy

Our Mission

We are a great, modern university, in a great global city, here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond, with a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge, and make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed.

We work closely with our city, with business, the community and our academic peers - locally, nationally and internationally - to be inventive and creative, generate great opportunities, and enable our students, colleagues and everyone whose lives we touch to make an impact.

Our Approach

Our strategic themes are the backdrop for our plans and strategies, setting the tone for our approach. We will illustrate them with compelling stories of our achievements, capturing our strengths, firing the imagination of our staff, and inspiring us to ever greater success. Through them, we will demonstrate the ambition, creativity and impact that characterise Manchester Metropolitan University.

Faculty of Business and Law Vision

To be a leading Faculty of Business and Law, exemplified by our academic scholarship, professional recognition, and applied research respected for its relevance and impact that adds value to organisations and society. To be a trusted and inclusive learning community, which values and realises the potential of every student and member of staff.

Business School Mission

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A university with all the drive and spirit of a great global cityYou can feel the energy. In the place. In the buildings. In the students and staff. You can sense the determination to succeed. Manchester Metropolitan is a great modern university, in a great global city, and we share the same drive and spirit to explore, create, invent, re-invent and make the world take notice.


Setting the bar higher to make more of an impactWe are ambitious and happy to shout about it. Ambitious for our students. Ambitious for our staff. For our partners. And for ourselves as an academic institution. We expect a lot from everyone who studies and works here. Set high standards and measure our success by the impacts we make academically, and in business and society.


Reaching out to push the boundaries of the possibleEducation, and particularly higher education, should always be a collaborative process and here at Manchester Metropolitan our world is enriched and our achievements made more effective through partnership at every level.


Making a contribution not just to one community, but to manyWe are an active, energetic and engaged university, putting our thinking and ideas, our research and knowledge to work in the real world. So our staff, students and alumni contribute not only to the Manchester Metropolitan community, but to all the communities and lives we touch.


Working hard now and in the future to help craft a better worldHigher education exists in an increasingly dynamic, demanding and competitive world, where to stand still is to go backwards. At Manchester Metropolitan, we have a conscious cultural commitment to maintaining our energy levels and continuing to drive up academic and creative standards, achievements in research, and engagement in the community.

Our Core Strategies

Our three core strategies are integral to ensuring that we deliver on our promise to transform lives and make an impact on a global scale.

Read more about our strategies here:

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Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School is a signatory supporting organisation of PRME. We recognise that business education and research are vital to developing a sustainable and inclusive global economy and society. As an institution that develops current and future managers, we are committed to embedding the principles of responsible management education into our curricula, to our engagement with business and partners, and to our international research.

Read our latest PRME Sharing Information on Progress Report

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