Within organisations big and small throughout the world the underlying concepts of business continue to operate, day in, day out.

We are adept at delivering degree programmes that produce highly skilled and successful graduates that develop a thorough knowledge of the strategies needed to succeed in business.

We also support the development of entrepreneurship in the region by developing links in terms of skills development, business partnerships, knowledge transfer, social inclusion and community projects. We sponsor awards for the local Chamber of Commerce, and are actively involved in a number of regional projects involving Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, research into the development and support of small local businesses and support for women-owned businesses.


Our research agenda aims to provide management knowledge to address issues facing individuals, organisations and society and improve the transfer of this knowledge.

A diverse range of research experience, expertise and interests spanning the full range of Business and Management functions and activities is offered. This includes strategic thinking, performance management, management accounting, knowledge management and management education. Research is also aligned to the Research Centre for Business and Society of the Faculty of Business and Law.

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation 

The Business School and the Department of Business and Management are accredited by 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 your degree is internationally recognised.

Manchester Met has held AACSB accreditation since March 2016.

The standards of education delivered at Manchester Met have been rigorously assessed, approved and accredited by AACSB International. This means that the level of education you receive is of the highest quality, shared with an elite group of business schools worldwide who hold this accreditation.

*AACSB accredited UK Universities as of June 2017.