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Original Thinking Applied

The application of original thinking is at the heart of everything we do. Our distinctive approach is captured in our brand essence Original Thinking Applied.

Find out how our staff, students, alumni and guests are applying their original thinking:


We were one of the UK’s first two business schools, established in 1965.
Drawing on Manchester’s rich history, we aspire to deliver inventive business and management solutions through our world-class research and teaching.
We are inspired by Manchester, the world’s original modern city, with an ethos of enterprise, culture and innovation.


We undertake cutting-edge and influential research which has a transformative impact on policy and practice.
Our research has significant reach: through the School, our international centres and our alumni network.
We develop world-class engaged scholars and produce highly employable graduates who question, challenge and make a difference.


We turn theory into practice across all our activity, through our programmes, business engagement and research.
Our academic staff provide insightful commentary on local, regional, national and global issues.
The Manchester Method, brought to life across all our programmes, focuses on applying theory, through group work, projects and practice-based learning.