Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School has supported industry and commerce in the city since 1889; today we offer a range of professional programmes including short courses, professional development and postgraduate part-time programmes, alongside out undergraduate and research programmes.

Home to around 10,000 students, the Faculty is one of the largest and most popular in the UK. Our core focus is on providing the highest standards of professional education, and our growing reputation for achieving this is recognised both nationally and internationally.

We are a double accredited Faculty, having both AMBA and AACSB accreditation. This places the Business School in the top 5% worldwide at the time of the award in February 2016, by securing accreditation to fifteen standards of excellence in global management education.

Research firmly underpins the curriculum and our strong external focus ensures that the world-leading research we do supports industry and commerce locally, nationally and internationally informing policy and has great impact upon businesses and society. Rated as internationally excellent, our latest research impact scoring is on a par with major Russell Group universities.

The Faculty of Business and Law has worked with over 2,000 small firms, and supported over 1,000 student enterprise and graduate start-ups. We offer three fully-funded growth programmes for businesses in Greater Manchester and the Cheshire and Warrington areas, in addition to leadership programmes, including the well-regarded Managers2Leaders. We also work in partnership with large and small firms and with policy bodies to support the agenda for economic growth and job creation across the region.


SME Degree Apprenticeships

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the leading universities in the UK for delivering degree apprenticeships to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Degree Apprenticeships programme provides both a vehicle and catalyst to inject new skills into SMEs. Over the last four years the school has provided significant impact into the Greater Manchester and East Cheshire entrepreneurial ecosystem, an economic value estimated to be£46m, and has developed a national reputation as the top provider for degree apprenticeship programmes. You can read the full exemplar here.

Past Events

Summer Showcase – SME Celebration Event

Rooftop Gardens, Benzie Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M15 6BH

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Join the Faculty of Business and Law for a Summer Showcase event. Hear about our exciting programme offerings and how we can help your business succeed and grow. Learn more about…

LinkedIn Lead Generation Seminar

Room 4.44, Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M15 6BH

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We all want to build a successful and profitable business, but the world is awash with competition. Finding new customers in a crowded market can be a real challenge. Our Linkedin…

Digital Marketing Seminar

Room 4.44, Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M15 6BH

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Many businesses have already experimented with Digital Marketing but have found it difficult to make it work to build an enthusiastic audience or generate leads. This session will…

Business Advice

Economic history and COVID-19

What might COVID-19 mean for equality and our social attitudes to work?


Success Stories

Supporting a local business to achieve high growth

The Managing Director of Salford-based furniture manufacturer, Forest Sofa, is ready to take the next steps in business growth and expansion, thanks to the support of Manchester…

Small Businesses are a big focus for our Degree Apprenticeships

As a leading provider of Degree Apprenticeships, here at Manchester Metropolitan University we have partnered with over 120 SMEs to give apprentices the opportunity to earn while…