Alliance Manchester Business School’s MBA ranked 5th in the UK and 45th in the world by the Financial Times

FT MBA Ranking 2020

The Financial Times has today ranked Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) 5th in the UK, 11th in Europe and 45th in the world in its annual ranking of the world’s best MBAs. The FT compiles the ranking using information from a School survey plus data from the graduating class three years ago. AMBS has this year improved in 14 of the 20 ranking categories compared to its 2019 performance.

The FT found that the Class of 2016 MBA alumni enjoy a 103% salary increase three years after graduation, earning $128,745 on average. The School is ranked 31st in the world for Career Progress which is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and size of company alumni are working in now compared to before their MBA.

AMBS is positioned as the UK’s top business school for Corporate Social Responsibility (1st in the UK, 3rd globally) for the proportion of teaching hours from core courses dedicated to CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues. The School’s commitment to teaching responsible business is covered in an interview with Xavier Duran, AMBS MBA Director, in the FT’s rankings coverage. In addition, the diversity of AMBS’ student population, board, and faculty improved significantly compared to 2019.

Professor Fiona Devine, CBE, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School, said: “I am very proud of all of our MBAs and all they go on to achieve in their impressive careers across the globe. Today’s ranking is testament to their hard work; as well as the commitment of my colleagues here at AMBS who ensure our graduates are creative, resilient and socially responsible, and are equipped to face business challenges both now and in the future.

“Today’s ranking cements our position as one of the UK’s leading business schools in what has been an exciting year for AMBS, in our impressive new facilities at the heart of the University of Manchester campus. I look forward to using this momentum to further improve the experience of all of our students over the coming year.”

In the Middle East, The University of Manchester was recognised with the ‘Best MBA Programme’ award at the Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards 20109, and the University was awarded a 5-star rating in the higher education classification initiative in 2019 by Dubai Knowledge & Human Development Authority.

The University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre at Dubai Knowledge Park opened in 2006 and is the largest and fastest growing in the university’s international network comprising six hubs in the key business cities around the world. The Centre has supported more than 2,700 Manchester Global Part-time MBA students in the region, and graduated around 1,700 MBA students. The Centre also works in regional collaborations with a range of industry groups, professional bodies and companies, and supports a regional alumni association with more than 2,700 members.