MANCHESTER Metropolitan University has been named as the Business School of the Year in the North.

The University fended off stiff competition to take the top honour in the second annual Educate North Awards which celebrate, recognise and share best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

The news comes after the announcement that the Business School was awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation in February, joining an elite global group. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide achieve this accreditation.

Professor Julia Clarke, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, said: “The award serves as recognition of the fantastic work that has been taking place in the Business School. We continue to thrive as a leading centre for business innovation, commercial partnerships, teaching and research.

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