Alliance Manchester Business School - AMBS

Customised Programmes

We combine our academic expertise with your business knowledge to create flexible learning experiences that transform organisations and impact society.

At Alliance Manchester Business School, we draw on over 50 years of internationally renowned business research and industry experience to develop innovative, practical, and experiential programmes that address business-specific challenges.

Our programmes are designed to empower delegates with the knowledge and skills to do things differently, creating high-value leaders, shaping business strategy, and driving organisational success.

From leadership succession planning to the implementation of large-scale change, we work with a wide range of organisations to define their exact training and development needs to achieve the right solution.

Find out more about how we work with organisations to design and develop customised programmes:

Key information

  • Tailored solutions taught by world-renowned faculty and industry experts to address business-specific issues
  • Distinctive teaching designed to help organisations to solve their most challenging problems
  • World-class leadership development that teaches people how to think, not what to think
  • Applied learning enabling individuals to make an impact in the workplace
  • Immersive learning experience: our world-class campus provides a safe space for delegates to learn and collaborate.

Design and development

Manchester Approach

Customised design at Alliance Manchester Business School involves creating an illustrative design based on our initial understanding of our clients' requirements. To move from illustrative to definitive, we adopt a tried and tested 'Manchester Approach' to programme development:

Problem identification: we identify the challenges faced by your organisation and explore ways to improve organisational performance.

Needs assessment: in collaboration with you we define the target audience, identify the specific gaps or challenges that the learners currently face and determine the root causes.

Outline design: we set out a high-level (conceptual) programme structure, learning journey logic, workshop content and learning approaches taking diversity into account.

Detailed design and development: design teams from AMBS meet with you, your subject matter experts and learners to determine individual and organisational level objectives, programme materials and supporting infrastructure (e.g. workshop content, case studies, exercises or simulations).

Delivery: we incorporate a mix of text, visuals, videos, interactive elements, and assessments to cater to different learning styles, with an emphasis on applied, action-orientated approaches.

Evaluation and feedback: we measure the success of the programme by evaluating objectives, and gather feedback from participants, instructors, and other stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement.

Develop relationships: we focus on building relationships that provide solutions to your current and future challenges.

Learning approach

Manchester Method

Each programme is designed by our experts to support delegates’ learning styles. From interactive workshops, delegate-led seminars and coaching to our virtual learning environment, our team will work with you to understand your people and choose the most appropriate methods to ensure everyone gets the most from the Alliance Manchester Business School experience.

You can choose to base your programme at our custom-built centre – a dedicated space for our clients. Our Executive Education Centre is located opposite Alliance Manchester Business School at the heart of the University of Manchester campus and offers modern, flexible teaching spaces that can accommodate up to 120 people, a translation booth, and direct access to the 4* Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House Hotel (where standardised rates are available for our Executive Education clients).

Alternatively, we can deliver your programme at a location to suit your company’s needs.

Areas of Expertise

Read our impact case studies

The leadership skills delegates have been equipped with through this course have meant that we've seen some positive results really quickly.

Steve Catlin, Head of Sales, Audi UK

The University of Manchester and Alliance Manchester Business School

First British university to make social responsibility a core strategic goal

One of few business schools to be triple-accredited by AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS

Ranked 3rd in the UK for research power (REF, 2021)

Speak to a team member

If you have any questions or would like to chat to us about how we can customise a programme for you, please get in touch.

Olena Cresswell

Olena Cresswell

Client Relations Manager

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