Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS) has been supporting industry and commerce in the city since 1889. Today's modern, full-range Business School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and higher research degrees in all major sub-disciplines of business and management. Notable growth areas include entrepreneurship and innovation, human resource management, marketing and public relations and accounting and finance.
With some 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 postgraduate students (including 60 research students and 420 professional accounting students), we are one of the largest business schools in the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of postgraduate qualifications - from certificates to doctoral degrees - providing a ladder of opportunities for individuals at different stages of their business and management careers.
Our facilities are rapidly expanding, with a new £300,000 graduate incubator, Innospace, launching last year and a £75 million plan for a new Business School now well underway.
Our academic staff engage in applied research and provide in-house courses and consultancy services for our corporate clients. Knowledge transfer partnerships and student placements are also offered from our Centre for Corporate Learning.
The Business School has built its reputation by adapting to the fast-changing local economy. Thinking ahead is as vital for the Business School as it is for business, and with the city of Manchester emerging as the 2nd largest financial and professional services centre outside London, we were first to create a qualification in partnership with the Institute of Financial Planning.
Looking back, MMUBS was also first to introduce a full-time degree in Retail Marketing Management, now the fourth largest sector in the city’s economy, and first to pioneer both a degree and masters programme in Digital Marketing Communications – the ICT Digital sector now employs 100,000 people in our region
The Business School is structured around four academic divisions and six Research Centres which reflect the full range of business and management studies, as well as the School's own distinctive strengths. They are:
The Business School's teaching programmes have an excellent reputation nationally and internationally. In the 2000/01 review by the UK government's Quality Assurance Agency, MMUBS was awarded 23/24 ('excellent') for the quality of our teaching. Our postgraduate programmes are distinctive for their strong links to business and many are accredited by the key professional bodies.
The Business School has a strong commitment to research excellence. We have a large doctoral training programme with 60 MPhil/PhD students at any one time, which is fully recognised by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Doctoral Association for Management and Business.