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Aston MBA is one of the best

17 October 2005

Aston MBA is one of the best

ASTON Business School is celebrating its latest high-profile recognition of its business programmes. In the latest Economist Intelligence Unit ranking of MBA programmes, Aston has once again been recognised as a leading centre of business education.

This ranking, based largely on a survey of recent students as well as a questionnaire submitted by the School, placed Aston firmly inside the top ten above some of the world’s most reknowned schools.

One particular area in which Aston performed outstandingly was in the Increase in Salary subsection, which is of key importance to all MBA students who are looking to advance their career armed with a globally recognised qualification. Aston was ranked 9th in the world for Post-graduation Salary, recognising the high value that employers place on our graduates.

Aston also scored highly on Faculty Quality, coming in at number 17 in the world. This particular ranking backs up the maximum Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) teaching quality score of 24/24 that Aston holds as well as its Research Assessment Score (RAE) score of 5. This means that MBA classes are led by people who are at the forefront of current research as well as teaching. Graduates can be confident that their knowledge and skills are at the cutting edge of the latest business thinking.

The Aston MBA is available on a full-time, part-time or DVD distance learning basis or through a tailored combination of one or more of these delivery methods. This September, the full-time programme significantly increased the numbers of enrolled students from around the globe despite the extremely competitive marketplace with competing schools from around the globe.

MBA Director, External at Aston Dr Gareth Griffiths commented: ‘Our continued march up the international rankings is further testimony to the strength of the Aston MBA programme - one that is admired by employers and envied by other Business Schools.’

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