MMU 2The venue for IBBS 17 will be the Business School of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

MMU is one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK with a total student population of over 36,000. It claims to be the University for world-class professionals with an emphasis on vocational education and employability.

MMU’s roots in higher education date back to 1824, when it developed as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from the Manchester Mechanics’ Institution (1824).  The painter L. S. Lowry attended the art school in the years after the First World War, where he was taught by the noted impressionist Adolphe Valette.

In 1970 it became Manchester Polytechnic and in 1992 it was awarded university status.

MMU’s notable alumni include the actors Steve Coogan and Julie Walters.