Business and Law

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan Business School

The department

Manchester Met Business School is part of the Faculty of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Faculty is one of the largest in the UK, bringing together the departments of Accounting, Finance and Economics; Management; Marketing, Operations and Digital Business; and Manchester Law School.

We pride ourselves on being a leading university for world-class professionals. With a renowned reputation for working collaboratively with industry and commerce, the Business School enjoys excellent connections with businesses across the North West, nationally and globally. We use this network to shape and inform our courses, working alongside leading professional bodies to ensure our postgraduate, professional and research graduates are rich in the skills demanded by today’s modern world of business.

Based in central Manchester, one of Europe’s most popular student destinations, the university enjoys excellent links with local employers. We are a centre of excellence for Entrepreneurial teaching and learning, in a city that is home to the second largest financial and professional services industries in the UK and also home to a burgeoning digital, media and creative scene.

Postgraduate study

Our £75 million Business School in the heart of Manchester is home to over 600 postgraduate students studying a range of business subjects, including:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Management and Leadership
  • International Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Professional Accounting (including ACCA and CIMA)

We also provide a large suite of programmes for the creative industries including:

  • Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Creative Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Public Relations

Most of our postgraduate programmes are accredited by professional bodies, which means our students benefit from achieving exemptions from recognised professional awards.

As a collaborative, entrepreneurial Business School, we provide bespoke training programmes to a number of corporate clients. These include Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), global retailers Tesco, McDonald’s, Asda George and JD Sports. These relationships also extend to global accountancy bodies ACCA and CIMA, where we are approved providers of all levels of professional exams for the accountancy profession.

Teaching staff with ‘real world’ experience

Our 350 staff are highly experienced academics with professional backgrounds in industry, many who continue to provide consultancy and research to our many business partners. This allows them to incorporate both vital theory and employer-relevant skills development into their teaching.

Flexible study

can build your qualification in stages, usually from a PG Certificate to a PG Diploma to an MSc, allowing you flexibility to ‘step on’ and ‘off’ the study programme if you need to.

Postgraduate internships

You have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of your studies, involving four to twelve weeks of work experience. We also offer live client brief opportunities on select courses, allowing you to work as consultants for projects in real businesses.

Business visits

Postgraduate students can take part in an annual programme of industrial visits to various organisations, giving you the opportunity to learn about business processes and operations. Previous visits have been to Jaguar Landrover, Manchester United Football Club and the BBC studios at MediaCityUK.


MMU has risen significantly in the UK research rankings with more than 200 researchers rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the REF 2014.

The Centre for Business and Society is the research arm within the Business School and conducts important research into the support and development of businesses in society. The centre includes five core research areas including international business, enterprise, human resource management, policy modelling, retail, place and consumer change.

PhD students are part of the Graduate School and engage in our comprehensive Doctoral Research Training Programme (DRTP) which fulfils the guidelines of the ESRC. Training is embedded throughout the three years of study, beginning with a year of structured workshops and incorporating the Faculty research events, and the MMU Graduate School programme.

Research candidates engage in an annual Doctoral Symposium, submitting their work for peer review in a conference setting. This broad research training prepares our candidates to be rounded, competent researchers and to prepare a thesis of doctoral submission.


In 2012, following a £75 million investment, our new Business School opened, providing a state-of-the-art, innovative environment where both theoretical thinking and practical skills development can thrive. These facilities and positive vision, combined with our connections and prime location, allow us to nurture top entrepreneurial business graduates.

Designed as the best possible environment for our students to focus on their studies, key facilities include:

  • Exclusive access to our postgraduate, MBA & PhD suite, which includes social and individual study spaces, Harvard style lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
  • A wide range of individual and group study spaces.
  • Designated IT zones equipped with PCs and Macs.
  • Touchdown laptops and docking stations throughout the seven floors.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout campus.
  • An online service allowing you to instantly search for unoccupied computers.
  • Two catering facilities, providing both hot and cold food with a range of vegetarian and gluten free options.
  • The University library is next door and is open 24 hours a day during peak study periods.

Dedicated Student Services

The Student Hub, based on the ground floor of the Business School offers a ‘one stop shop’ for all current students including one-to-one support services, dedicated student support officers, student finance, accommodation and course enquiries.

Careers and Employability Service

Our employability hub offers one-to-one careers advice and support throughout your time at MMU and up until three years after you graduate. Services include workshops, talks and advice on subjects ranging from CV writing to freelancing. They also organise employment fairs and our professional development weeks.

Key information

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0161 247 2935
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