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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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2020 Global MBA Ranking 

5th in the UK, 11th in Europe, 45th in the world

1st in the UK and 3rd globally for CSR

Average salary increase of 103% within three years

2020 Customised Executive Education Ranking

3rd in the UK and 21st in the world

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2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 

3rd in the UK for accounting and finance

5th in the UK for business and management

2020 University Impact Ranking

The University of Manchester is ranked 1st in the UK, 2nd in Europe and 8th in the world for social and environmental impact

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2019 Forbes top non-US two-year business school ranking

7th in the world, outside the US

The Forbes rating uses return on investment (ROI) as its main measure, combined with feedback gathered from Alliance MBS' global alumni community

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2021 QS World University Rankings 

1st in the UK and 5th in the world for operations, project and supply chain management

2nd in the UK and 9th in the world for business analytics

3rd in the UK and 9th in the world for marketing

5th in the UK and 24th in the world for management

7th in the UK and 24th in the world for finance

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2019-20 Bloomberg Best Business School Ranking

7th in the UK and 18th in Europe

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.