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The Institute of Management Greater Manchester supports students from all backgrounds to stretch and challenge themselves to their full potential. We provide the latest theory and practice in Business and Accounting, and our students leave with professionally recognised qualifications, skills and the confidence to build rewarding careers.

Our Business Advisory Board has helped us shape our programmes, which combine theory and practice, with high quality teaching, informed by contemporary research. Students benefit from small group sizes with lecturers coming from industry backgrounds with extensive industry contacts, helping individuals understand current business practice.

Professional practitioners help provide specialist lectures, visits, workshops, conferences and internships, so that students develop their ‘hands-on’ experience of business and develop impressive employability portfolios. We enjoy close links with the main professional bodies including accounting, HRM, marketing, supply chain management, retail and general management, and offer significant professional body exemptions and dual award status on our undergraduate degrees.


Business, Retail, Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Industry Links & Partnerships

Institute of Management Greater Manchester programmes help small and medium-sized businesses across the North West of England and beyond to seize opportunities to extend their markets, embrace new technologies and improve their performance.

The university’s business contacts regularly support the curriculum via guest lectures, offering work experience and appearing at the annual TIRI employability conference.

The university has a dedicated Business Advisory Board consisting of senior executives from industry and practice in the region. This strategic partnership underpins the Institute of Management Greater Manchester’s key mission and vision by linking research informed teaching with real world business problems and innovative solutions.

Professional Accreditation

We specialise in courses that are tailored to meet employers’ needs. Many courses are accredited or endorsed by key professional bodies regulating the accountancy, supply chain management and logistics industries.

We also work with professional institutions that don’t accredit courses, but do offer membership to appropriately qualified individuals. We work hard to ensure our courses meet the academic requirements specified by these bodies, so that our graduates are well-placed to apply for membership once they meet the experiential requirements of these professional bodies.

Rosena Javed
BA (Hons) Accountancy Graduate

“I had a fantastic experience at the University of Bolton. The classes were the ideal size and the excellent lecturers assisted me every step of my student life. The university has marvellous facilities and exceptional staff.  The scope for growth and diversity is huge and the future plans of the university are world class”.

David Stretton
BA (Hons) Accountancy graduate

“I believe that without the University of Bolton I would not be where I am today. It supplied me with the knowledge that I could apply to my current graduate trainee role towards becoming a Chartered Accountancy.”

Chris Evans
Programme Manager Trescal Limited

“I studied Bolton’s Executive MBA and found lecturer support was always available, be that via phone in person or e-mail. This support was supplemented by an abundance of electronic resources available on all the subject areas covered and electronic access to numerous academic databases and libraries. I found great satisfaction in working hard to successfully achieve a MBA which has and will be a help throughout my career.”

Business Development

Institute of Management Greater Manchester is committed to building business success and we work with a growing number of professional organisations, offering consultancy, bespoke training, and funded business solutions through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme which helps businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of the knowledge, technology and skills. To find out more about working with Institute of Management Greater Manchester, please contact Bill Dawson.

Industry Links & Partnerships

We work hard to build and maintain links with industry professionals and employers. These help ensure the relevance of our courses and research, and that our academic content and focus keeps pace with industry changes and innovations.

These relationships may provide networking and placement opportunities for our students, as well as providing research collaborations and consultancy opportunities. Industry professionals contribute to our School Industry Advisory Boards and also feature as guest speakers throughout the academic year. Our industry links include:

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