Aston Business School achieves top 50 global ranking

22nd October 2007 – for immediate release

Aston Business School’s Executive MBA programme is among the best in the world, according to rankings published by the Financial Times today. It comes in at number 50 globally, 15th in Europe and 8th in the UK. The ranking is compiled from interviews with graduates from the past three years and shows an improvement of 18 places since Aston Business School’s last ranking.

The survey examines many factors such as career progress and the number of international students. The findings reveal that Aston Business School graduates can expect an average salary of US $109,542 (£54,000) which represents an increase of 75 per cent of their earnings prior to embarking on the programme.

The school also ranked highly at number five in the UK for ‘career progress’, which is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company the alumni are working in now, compared to before their Executive MBA.

Professor Michael West, Executive Dean of Aston Business School said: ‘This Executive MBA world ranking is the highest we have ever achieved and we’re really pleased with it. It shows that we are delivering programmes that make a genuine difference to people’s lives, careers and earnings. And the improvement in our placing shows that our aim to be top 5 in the UK, top 10 in Europe and top 25 in the world is achievable.’


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Caption: Professor Michael West is pleased with the rankings

Notes to editors:

Aston Business School is located in the heart of Birmingham city centre and boasts world class teaching and facilities, regularly attracting students from all over the world.

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