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Discover enterprise and entrepreneurship at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Enterprise and entrepreneurship are integral to our activities across the School and University. We provide opportunities to study, enter start-up competitions, participate in workshops and attend guest speaker events to enhance your knowledge and skills. We also conduct world-leading research in the area of innovation and work to commercialise the outcomes of research from across the University.

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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Interested in developing your entrepreneurship knowledge and skills? There's a wide range of opportunities for you at Alliance Manchester Business School and The University of Manchester.

Many activities are hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre - the focal point for enterprise and entrepreneurship across the University.

We currently offer a full Master's course and a part-time online Postgraduate Certificate

Enhance your degree with an entrepreneurship-related elective unit, or attend a workshop to develop your knowledge and skills.

Contact us at if you would like to discuss these options in more detail.

Competitions and awards are a great way to test your ideas in a safe, low-risk environment and can also be a good source of funding.

Our events are a great way for you to gain valuable insights, tips, tricks, recommendations, and advice to inspire you to take the next step on your entrepreneurial journey.

These events are the backbone of the start-up ecosystem where speakers and participants share their experiences, and where you begin to build your networks.

View upcoming events

All events are free to attend, but please register if you'd like to attend. Contact for further details.

We're leading the way in entrepreneurship education, providing the co-curricular activities, mentorships and support needed to launch a business.

Read about our current opportunities

We provide a package of essential business support activities that are critical at the start of your entrepreneurial journey.

  • Accelerator programme for graduate start-up business
  • Ideas Hatchery – pre-accelerator programme for student/graduate business ideas
  • Mentoring and coaching 1-2-1 support
  • Workshops
  • Drop-in advice sessions

Read more about start-up support

Discover the support available for international students and graduates looking to start a business in the UK, including details of the Start-up visa.

Read more about support for international students


The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, building on a 50-year tradition of innovation and science studies in Manchester.

The Institute consists of a group of internationally renowned scholars and experts and supports broad expertise across a range of academic disciplines. With more than 50 full members, approximately 30 PhD researchers, and a range of associated academics, we are one of the world’s leading research centres in our field.

MIoIR is at the heart of innovation-related research and forms one of the largest components of the University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI).

Read more about the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research