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MBA rankings & accreditations

Alliance Manchester Business School offers one of the top MBA programmes in the world. This is confirmed by our consistently high performance in the major MBA ranking tables.

Candidates choose our MBA programmes due to our strong industry connections, the chance of a higher salary, to gain global exposure and to fast-track their future career progression.

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019


Top 10 UK School


15th in Europe


average salary increase three years after graduating


We are ranked 7th in the world, outside the US, by business title Forbes. The Forbes rating uses return on investment (ROI) as its main measure, combined with feedback gathered from Alliance MBS' global alumni community. View the Forbes top non-US two-year business school ranking >>

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MBA accreditation

We are one of few schools worldwide to gain approval from the 3 major MBA accrediting bodies.

These bodies provide independent validation of MBA programmes across the world. Accreditation provides you with quality assurance and security that Alliance MBS is serious and thorough in its educational provision and strategy.

AACSB case study

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AACSB International

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business focuses on overall quality and continuous improvement. Only a select number of 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 is 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 is the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD). It emphasises internationalism and real world relevance.