File: Manchester Business School

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to plans for the establishment of a business school in Manchester. This followed the publication of the Franks report which recommended the creation of business schools in London and Manchester. The Manchester Business School opened in 1965.

It was proposed that this would be a joint collaboration between the College and the University with the School and its objectives would include the introduction of undergraduate courses in management and allied studies, the development of research concerned with management, and the creation of courses for senior managers and others employed in industry and commerce. In the event, MBS was established as a largely independent body, and did not have a direct relationship with the UMIST Department of Management Sciences. The file includes a memorandum "Proposed Manchester Business School" (June 1963) by Professors Ronald Beresford Dew and Reginald Revans, successive chairs of the Department of Industrial Administration, outlining the need for a more systematic management education.

Related Material

See also VCA/7/581.