Rankings & Accreditations

The University of Manchester’s current rankings place us among the world’s best universities.

The University of Manchester’s Rankings & Accreditations

The University of Manchester has received many rankings and accreditations from numerous awarding boards – not only in the UK but also worldwide.

The QS World University Rankings 2022 ranked us 6th in the UK and 27th in the world.

The QS Online MBA Rankings 2021 ranks our MBA 5th in the world.

We are ranked 1st in the world by 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

The 2021 Financial Times ranked our MBA 4th in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world

The 2021 Times Higher Education ranks us as 23rd most international university in the world

The Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2022 ranked us 6th for Accounting & Finance

The QS World Ranking 2021 ranked us 17th for Accounting & Finance

We are ranked 36th in the world according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

The 2020 Financial Times survey ranks our Executive Education 3rd in the UK and 21st in the world.

We are ranked 6th 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.

We are ranked the 7th Best International 2-Year Business Schools 2019, by business title Forbes.

We are ranked 33rd in the world according to the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
Bloomberg Business Week ranked Alliance MBS at 19th in the world and 9th in the alumni survey.

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Alliance Manchester Business School (UK) Accreditations

The Association of MBAs – market-driven and international in focus. Ours was the first distance learning MBA to be accredited for the maximum five years.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – focuses on overall quality and continuous improvement. 16 UK schools have achieved this accreditation.

The European Quality Improvement System – the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD). It emphasises internationalism and real world relevance, which is synonymous with Alliance MBS’ values and positions.

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