The University faced stiff competition, but took the top honour in the second annual Educate North Awards which celebrate, recognise and share best practice and excellence in the North’s education sector.
The Business School has also been 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.
“To be named as the best Business School in the North is particularly pleasing - as a significant partner in regional development and growth, our programmes provide applied continuing professional development for employees in partner companies, enhance students’ employability, support regional SMEs, and develop innovative programmes such as the new Degree Apprenticeships.
“It has been an excellent year so far with AACSB accreditation and this award is affirmation of our reputation as one of the leading business schools in the region and beyond.”
Winners were announced last night at a ceremony in The Hilton, Deansgate, Manchester.
The Business School was also nominated for Research Project of the Year for Prof Carol Atkinson’s work on behalf of the Welsh government looking at pay and conditions in the domiciliary care sector.