The book is devoted to the theory of groups of finite Morley rank. These groups arise in model theory and generalize the concept of algebraic groups over algebraically closed fields. The book contains almost all the known results in the subject. Trying to attract pure group theorists in thesubject and to prepare the graduate student to start the research in the area, the authors adopted an algebraic and self evident point of view rather than a model theoretic one, and developed the theory from scratch. All the necessary model theoretical and group theoretical notions are explained inlength. The book is full of exercises and examples and one of its chapters contains a discussion of open problems and a program for further research.