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Are some bankers born to take risks?
Measuring the physiology of stock market traders
Published: 28th February 2014
Double award joy for professor
Equalities Law expert honoured in US and UK
A campaigning law professor has been honoured on both sides of the Atlantic for championing the rights of transgender people.
Published: 14th February 2014
Student society crowned best in the country
Famed for securing jobs and placements with top firms
Final Year Business students launch their own firms
Budding entrepreneurs are competing to be crowned the best young business brains after launching their own companies.
Revitalising the high street with research
Retail expert on a mission to help UK towns
Business academics are on a mission to help the UK's high streets – by teaming up with 10 towns to bring cutting-edge research directly to them.
Published - 20th December 2013

Work experience at world championships
Sports marketing management students picked up behind-the-scenes knowledge after helping elite athletes at the world men’s squash championships.
Published - 6th November 2013

Business boost for regional companies - Enterprise scheme praised for helping small firms
Graduates of a scheme designed to help businesses fulfil their potential have praised the University for its help in driving growth and jobs for the region.
Published - 6th November 2013

Enterprise experts helping to create European jobs - International partnerships to boost regions' tourism
The University’s enterprise leaders are at the forefront of creating jobs through innovation for Europe’s regions.

New course for digital and social media managers - Business School partners Prolific North
Manchester Metropolitan University and Prolific North have teamed up to deliver a brand new business driven postgraduate programme.
The MMU Business School and independent online publisher, Prolific North, have created the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Communications Management. Aimed at existing professionals, the ground-breaking course is tailored to organisations who wish to invest in their staff who have senior-level potential. The award was given full validation on 2 September.
Published - 11th September 2013

First graduates from CIMA-linked degree Huge demand for accountancy professional qualifications
Hundreds of professional accountants who have trained with CIMA are enrolling at MMU to enhance their career prospects further. CIMA – the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - is the world's largest professional body with around 180,000 members in 165 countries.
Published - 24th July 2013

Faculty of Business and Law students win placements with ITV Legal
ITV plc has teamed up with Manchester Law School and the Business School to provide work placements with ITV Legal, for law student Laura Marsden and business student Marcus Klasse. The students won through a competitive process to secure these prestigious positions.
Published - 2nd July 2013
Business student wins national Young Innovator award - Start up computer games business takes top spot
A Company started by a Manchester Metropolitan University business student has won a national Young Innovators Start Up award.
Published - 30th April 2013

The Manchester Executive MBA Challenge: win a £16,500 scholarship to develop your management and leadership skills
The Manchester Executive MBA Challenge offers 20 candidates the opportunity to win a full £16,500 scholarship for a part-time Executive MBA at Manchester Metropolitan University. Scholarships worth £4,000 and £2,000 are available to runners up.
Published - 7th April 2013

Young businesses excel in enterprise - Students head to national final for entrepreneurs
Young entrepreneurs from Manchester Metropolitan University head to London next month to test their skills against the country's budding new business leaders.
Published - 25th April 2013

Can small businesses get the UK economy back on track?
A new national report has been launched today on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme, highlighting the work of MMU and four other leading UK universities in supporting local business growth.
Published - 23rd April 2013

Investment opportunity for business brains of tomorrow - £2,500 investment chance for best business proposal
Students based in Manchester will be given the opportunity to showcase their business talent and win £2,500 worth of investment through #HillarysStartUp.
Published - 25th March 2013

Business Research Takes Centre Stage at Doctoral Symposium
The Research Institute for Business and Management (RIBM) held its annual Doctoral Symposium at the Business School on 14 and 15 March. Twenty two researchers presented their work to delegates and a broad range of business topics and issues were covered including business ethics, corporate social responsibility, dynamic capabilities, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, policy development, regeneration and risk management. The geographical scope of the studies was equally diverse with examples from the UK, Europe, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Published - 22nd March 2013

Jobs Cafe is perfect tonic - The event – the first of its kind – was an informal networking session attended by 180 students and 14 employers, organised by the Centre for Enterprise ESF Team and the Careers and Employability Service.
Published - 18th March 2013

Top finance employers visit the Business School
Published - 14th February 2013

Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Graham Holt has been named Boss of the Year at the PQ Awards 2013
Published - 13th February 2013

ISBE Growth Seminar
The Centre for Enterprise hosted a one-day ISBE Seminar last Wednesday, for researchers working in the field of small business growth. The overall theme of the day was to discuss how to meet the needs of growing businesses through research, as well as how to demonstrate impact.
Published - 5th February 2013

Professor presents to United Nations
MMU research on investment trends in Europe formed the cornerstone of a series of government-level briefings at the UN this week.
Published - 1st February 2013

Lucy is 'Business Leader of Tomorrow' University gives firm 'new eyes' to improve
The University has won a major award for the way it transfers knowledge to industry.
Published: 14th December 2012

Award-winning Business School 'iconic' - 'Ideal environment for students'
The new Business School and Student Hub has won its first award after a string of nominations.
Published: 10th December 2012

Support MMU in their collection mission
MMU students have joined staff in their collection efforts for the Wood Street Mission.
Published: 3rd December 2012

Towards responsible capitalism
A global drive for social responsibility in business is having a significant influence on our working practices, according to the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.
Published: 28th November 2012

Graduate among 'cream of NW young business leaders' - Goldman Sachs 10KSB course 'took firm to next level'
A graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB course at MMU Business School is named among the cream of North West's younger business leaders.
Published: 10th October 2012

MBA Challenge sees local businessman Karl Roberts secure a £16,000 MBA scholarship
Karl Roberts, MD at 360Cash, has won a £16,000 full tuition fee scholarship in Manchester Metropolitan University Business School's MBA Challenge. Twenty candidates were whittled down from hundreds of applicants, and Karl beat them all to the prize.
Published: 29th September 2012

Businesses sought for Manchester GradMatch - Scheme offers 100k funding for internships
A new scheme from MMU will give small and medium businesses the opportunity to take on interns at a fraction of the usual cost.
Published: 28th September 2012

Sweet Mandarin twins secure Dragons' Den investment to help launch Chinese sauces range.
Twins Helen and Lisa Tse are today celebrating after securing an investment offer of £50,000 from Dragons' Den duo Duncan Bannatyne and Hilary Devey in exchange for a 40 per cent stake in their new Sweet Mandarin Sauces venture.
Published: 24th September 2012

MMU 'miles ahead of other universities' - New Business School gets rave reviews
Professionals from all over the North West gave the new Business School and Student Hub their seal of approval last week.
Published: 18th September 2012

Work experience 'integral' to business courses - Agency Life seeks commercial partners
Investing in talent is what every business wants but it rarely comes cheap. A new idea from Manchester Metropolitan University bucks that trend, offering the region's firms a glimpse of their future employees and some extra brainpower at no extra cost.
Published: 23rd August 2012
Retail degree shows skills demand in sector
TESCO employee Anastasia Howard today became the 100th student to graduate from a unique degree which is tailor-made to suit the needs of retailers.
Published: 26th July 2012
Vince Cable notes MMUBS research
PROFESSOR Heinz Tuselmann's research on labour relations and multinational companies has been included in a document launched by Business Minister Vince Cable.
Published: 26th July 2012
MMU quartet selected for Olympics Girls to "make history" in pool
FOUR MMU students have been included in a Great Britain squad of 13 for the women's waterpolo at the London Olympics. Robyn Nicholls, Rebecca Kershaw, Fiona McCann and Angela Winstanley-Smith will make history as part of the first GB women's team to compete in an Olympic Games.
Published: 3rd July 2012
Chancellor Dianne Thompson visits new business school
The Chancellor spoke of her pride at the university's commitment to widening participation when visiting MMU last week.
Published: 22nd June 2012
Win a £16,000 tuition fee scholarship to join the Executive MBA programme
The Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University is offering managers and professionals the opportunity to receive a tuition fee scholarship worth £16,000 to attend its part-time AMBA-accredited Executive MBA (EMBA) programme from October 2012. Two runners up will receive a £4,000 scholarship each, and all candidates who complete the Executive MBA Challenge will be eligible for a £2,000 scholarship.
Published: 24th May 2012

Education Building of the Year
OUR superb Business School and Student Hub has won its first award for building excellence. The £75 million structure at All Saints scooped Best Education Development from the North West LABC Awards.
Published: 23rd May 2012

Steph Goodman, BA (Hons) Marketing Management, 2007-2010
Originally from Nottingham, Steph Goodman graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in 2010 with a first-class Honours degree in Marketing Management and has since gone on to secure an interesting and varied role in digital marketing at Manchester based company Return on Digital.

UK 'first' for Business Enterprise - Project connects 'best' small firms
MMU's Centre for Enterprise is tackling the recession head on by working with some of the most exciting growth businesses in the North West to boost the local economy.
Published: 11th May 2012

Sports Management students organise fun run for Barnabus
Manchester's Heaton Park was the venue for a five mile fun run organised by our BA (Hons) Sports Management students to raise awareness of, and funds for, Barnabus, a Christian charity that helps the homeless in Manchester.
Published: 16th April 2012
HMRC 'Tax Academy' - Business team devises unique programme
Manchester Metropolitan University is to provide a new qualification to HM Revenue and Customs.
Published: April 2012
9-a-side football tournament kicks off the University's new recreational sports programme
BA (Hons) Sports Management students have been working with the University to launch a new campus recreational sports programme that will see more students playing sport in the next academic year.
Published: 22nd March 2012
Student Nat is 'perfect role model' - Sport student selected to carry Olympic torch
Published: 19th March 2012
HRM students organise Olympic Ambassador interviews
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management students have been working with staff from Manchester, Salford and Trafford councils to interview and select some of the 700 volunteers who will be part of the Olympic UK Ambassador programme this summer.
Published: 14th March 2012
Students from the Business School and Manchester School of Architecture combine forces to win Innoflux enterprise competition
On Wednesday 29 February student teams from across the University took up the Innoflux challenge and pitched their business ideas to a panel of entrepreneurial 'dragons'. The winners were Lofty Dreams, a team of students from the Business School and Manchester School of Architecture, whose proposal to set up a loft apartment rental scheme won the dragons' backing.
Published: 8th March 2012
Apprenticeship Breakfast Seminars for Manchester Businesses
Free Apprenticeship Breakfast Seminar for Manchester Businesses
Published: 8th February 2012
Teaching the Taxman
BRITAIN's top tax official has praised the professional standards of education at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Published: 27th January 2012
Prime Minister applauds Innospace's Hiring-Hub
David Cameron today congratulated Innospace's Hiring-Hub, one of three Greater Manchester businesses that have triumphed in a scheme to get local newspapers to help companies grow.
Published: 11th January 2012
Dr Sougand Golesorkhi (CIBI) receives the Best Paper of the Year award in International Business Review
Dr Sougand Golesorkhi of the Centre for International Business and Innovation at MMUBS has been awarded the best paper of the year published in International Business Review (a a 3-star journal with and Impact Factor of 1.489) for having the possibility to enhance the field of International Business research in the future.
Published: 10th January 2012
Professor Heinz Tuselmann (CIBI) joins United Nations (UNCTAD) Expert-Group
Professor Heinz Tuselmann of the Centre for International Business and Innovation at MMUBS has become member of the UN (UNCTAD) Expert Group on "Investment policies for foreign direct investment for development".
Published: 10th January 2012
Barclays appoint Ugandan Business School alumna as Head of Cash Management
Business School alumna, Martha Ludigo Nyenje, has been appointed the Head of Cash Management at Barclays Banking Division in Kampala, Uganda.
Published: 10th January 2012
Success of £3.5 M regional programme to help unemployed graduates reported at conference
The MMU’s Centre for Enterprise has been part of a key project that has helped the region benefit from £3.5 million European Social Funding targeted at helping improve graduate employability in the North West. Early findings in the programme evaluation indicate it is proving very successful.
Published: 4th January 2012
Digital Marketing award for MMUBS graduate
Manchester Metropolitan University graduate Jenny Thaw has been named as the first recipient of Econsultancy's new Excellence in Digital Marketing award.
Published: 16th December 2011
More Good News for The 10,000 Small Businesses Programme
10,000 Small Businesses graduate Andy Fewtrell had recognition of his firm's achievement on Friday evening when his firm, the Up and Under Group were recognised as the Employer of the Year 2011 in the South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards, this follows on from winning the award in 2010.
Published: 12th December 2011
What do 85% off all firms have in common?
They are micro businesses with less than 10 employees. Exploring the types, locations and needs of these firms formed part of a report prepared for the All Party Parliamentary Group by Professors Lynn Martin and Bob Jerard with support from 20 other institutions.
Published: 12th December 2011
Olympic Experience for Business School Students
As London and the rest of the UK prepares to host the Olympic Games, students at the Business School are getting involved and gaining world-class work experience to add to their CVs as Lucy Green and Nat Black-Heaven explain.
Published: 5th December 2011
Business School Establishes a New China Connection
The Business School has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences (GDASS)
Published: 18th November 2011
PR Students Benefit from PRCA Partnership
Manchester Metropolitan University is now a Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Partner University and students can tap into a comprehensive range of free benefits, which includes unlimited access to PRCA online training courses, best practice tools and information about current work placements and graduate training scheme opportunities.
Published: 16th November 2011
United-City Rivals Swap Team Colours for Children in Need
Three devoted football fans from the Business School are risking wrath and ridicule by stripping off their team colours and donning their rivals' shirts to raise money for BBC's Children in Need on Friday 18th November.
Published: 11th November, 2011
10,000 Small Businesses Growth Preview Event
Tuesday, 1 November 2011 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT) Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 24 October, 2011
Placement Fair and Career Development Day - Wednesday 9th November 2011 from 12:30 to 3:30pm
This event is open to students seeking placements, internships, vacation work and graduate positions. Come along and find out what opportunities are available to you. The event may be of particular interest if you are studying marketing, business, HRM, accounting & finance, computing, IT, media, advertising or PR.
Published: 11 October, 2011
Leadership for a Sustainable Future - Damian Hughes will be speaking at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 3rd November
Published: Published: 30 September, 2011
Executive MBA Challenge – Winner Announced
Hannah Lowry, an NHS Primary Care Trust Service Perform Lead has been named the winner of our Executive MBA Challenge.
Published: 29 September, 2011
Join us for the tenth Innospace monthly business group on Thursday 20th October, to share ideas, talk to the MMU business support network and learn something new
The Innospace monthly business group creates a practical and supportive environment for NEW and ASPIRING entrepreneurs to prepare for the launch of their business.
Published:19 September, 2011
Join us for the ninth Innospace monthly business group on Thursday 15th September, to share ideas, talk to the MMU business support network and learn something new
Published: 5 September, 2011
New timetable enables UK and EU students to study for a 'top-up' degree in 12 months
More students will be able to complete a 'top-up' degree in 12 months thanks to an innovative approach developed by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.
Published: 8th August, 2011