Manchester Business School (MBS) which is the business school of University of Manchester and the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK. Manchester is recognized for its original thinkers: the long and proud history of research excellence continues the spirit of innovation and achievement for which the city is renowned. The School was one of the first two business schools in the UK (both founded in 1965). MBS is part of a small and select band of institutions worldwide which are accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
MBS is ranked first in the UK for business research, and our doctoral program was recently ranked number one in the world by the Financial Times. The 2011 Financial Times survey ranks the MBA 4th in the UK, 11th in Europe and 29th in the world. Over the last three years The FT ranks MBS at an average position of 34. The 2011 FT survey also placed the students exposure to international business 19th in the world. The most recent Forbes survey, which ranks business schools on their return on investment (ROI) via a survey of alumni salaries, ranks the MBA program fifth in the world, based on ROI.
The University of Manchester is a public research university and is a red brick university and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities and the N8 Group. The University of Manchester and the constituent former institutions combined have 25 Nobel Laureates among their past and present students and staff, the third highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom after Cambridge and Oxford.