Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. A full-service business school, we provide industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives. Our influential research impacts business locally, nationally and internationally, and covers a broad range of areas across our four divisions: accounting and finance; innovation management and policy; management sciences and marketing; and people, management and organisations. In 2014 the Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked us 2nd in the UK for research power. With centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paolo, Shanghai and Singapore, our reach is truly global. We are one of few institutions to have achieved triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Financial Times ranks our MBA 5th in the UK, 12th in Europe and 35th globally. Within our Executive Development Centre we deliver Executive Education, Business & Management Consultancy, and Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities. Within Executive Education we offer both open programmes (for delegates from different companies) and customised programmes for clients on a local, national and international basis.