Why Study With Us?

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK, supporting over 38,000 students. We are an innovative and modern university based in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Our History and Heritage

Founded in 1824, we are driven by the ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge and to make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed. Our Global Online courses are designed with this ambition in mind, combining expert-led theory with practical application to help you gain the skills you need to take your career forward, wherever you are in the world.

A timeline of Manchester Metropolitan University's history

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1824 – Manchester Mechanics Institute founded, 1889 – School of Commence founded, 1970 – Manchester Polytechnic formed, 1992 – University status granted – Manchester Metropolitan University, 1994 – The MBA programme granted AMBA award, 2012 – Business School wins top sustainability award, 2014 – 85% of research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014-2021), 2016 – Business School awarded AACSB accreditation, 2017 – Global Online launches for students across the world, 2019 – Ranked in the world’s top 200 young universities (2019 THE Rankings), 2019 – Business School awarded EQUIS accreditation

What makes us proud

Rankings

Ranked in the top 200 universities under 50 years old.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019

Accreditations

Prestigious accreditations place many of our programmes among an elite group worldwide.

World-leading research

85% of our research impact is rated as “world leading.”

Employability

We work directly with industry to develop relevant, forward-thinking courses.

What makes us proud

Rankings

Ranked in the top 200 universities under 50 years old.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019

Accreditations

Prestigious accreditations place many of our programmes among an elite group worldwide.

World-leading research

85% of our research impact is rated as “world leading.”

Employability

We work directly with industry to develop relevant, forward-thinking courses.

Distinguished alumni

There are over 300,000 Manchester Metropolitan University alumni living and working in 144 countries worldwide. Many of our former students are now held in high regard within their respective fields. They include:

  • Jonathan Mildenhall, Founder, 21st Century Brand (formerly SVP of Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company)
  • David Fairhurst, Corporate Executive VP, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s
  • Dame Dianne Thompson DBE, Former Chief Executive of Camelot Group
  • David Potts, CEO, Morrisons
  • Julie Walters CBE, Actress.

Be inspired by our alumni and their achievements, which shape the world we live in.

On completion of your online masters degree course, you will join the University’s active alumni community. You’ll  benefit from invitations to events with other graduates in your area, helping you to enhance your professional network, alongside a host of other benefits and services.

Find out everything you need to know about Global Online