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Alliance Manchester Business School Rankings and Accreditations

Alliance MBS features in the world’s leading rankings and is one of a select number of business schools to be triple accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.

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The 2020 Global MBA Ranking places our MBA 5th in the UK, 11th in Europe and 45th in the world. We are also 1st in the UK and 3rd globally for CSR. and our Full-time MBA graduates achieve an average salary increase of 103% within three years.

For our Executive Education customised programmes, we rank 2nd in the UK and 21st in the world.

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The 2016 Times Higher Education ranked Alliance MBS 22nd in the world for business and economics.

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We are ranked 7th in the world, outside the US, by business title Forbes. The Forbes rating uses return on investment (ROI) as its main measure, combined with feedback gathered from Alliance MBS' global alumni community. View the Forbes top non-US two-year business school ranking >>

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The 2019 QS World University Rankings placed our MSc Marketing and MSc Business Analytics 2nd in the UK; our MSc Management 5th in the UK and our MSc Finance 7th in the UK.

The University of Manchester was placed 6th in the world, 8th in Europe and 27th in the world.

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The 2019 Bloomberg Best Business Scohol Ranking ranked Alliance MBS at 18th in Europe and 7th in the UK.

Bloomberg also published alumni quotes describing the best things about the our MBA: "The three live consultancy projects and the diversity of the class." 

A triple accredited business school

AACSB case study

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AACSB International

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - focuses on overall quality and continuous improvement.16 UK schools have achieved accreditation. Its headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri.

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AMBA case study

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The Association of MBAs - market-driven and international in focus. Ours was the first distance learning MBA to be accredited for the maximum five years.


EQUIS case study

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The European Quality Improvement System - the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD). It emphasises internationalism and real world relevance, which is synonymous with Alliance Manchester Business School's values and position.