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Our people

Our people have been sharing their original thinking for over fifty years.

Alliance Manchester Business School is home to over 500 academic, teaching and support staff, representing 41 nationalities.

Led by Professor Ken McPhail and his leadership team and supported by our Advisory Board of senior business leaders, we are proud that our staff continue to gain international recognition for their work.

We are proud that our experts generate globally recognised research across a wide variety of disciplines, industries and specialisms ranging from health and infrastructure, innovation, globalisation, work and employment, data science and marketing, to organisational psychology, accounting and finance.

They use this original thinking to influence business leaders and policy-makers to address some of the world’s biggest issues; to work in collaboration with international partners in academia, business and industry; and across our teaching and executive education for the success of our students and delegates.

Our Divisions

Our Accounting and Finance Division is one of the leading accounting and finance departments in Europe with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching programmes at all levels.

Accounting and Finance

Our Innovation, Management and Policy Division is one of the largest research groups for innovation management and policy globally.

Innovation, Management and Policy

Our People, Management and Organisations Division brings together internationally-recognised experts in work and employment, organisational psychology, international business, health policy and organisations in society.

People, Management and Organisations

Research in our Management Sciences and Marketing Division from studies to understand consumer motivations and influences to understanding markets, operational, informational and digital systems, decision making, big data, and B2B networks.

Management Sciences and Marketing

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Professor Ken McPhail

"When we opened our doors in 1965 we were renowned for innovation in business education. Much has changed in the world since then, however our core aims of generating the highest quality research to inspire the business leaders of the future remains the same."

Professor Ken McPhail

Head of Alliance Manchester Business School

Head of School