Aston Business School ranked first in the world for careers

1 October 2008 – for immediate release

In global rankings announced by the Financial Times this week (29th September), graduates of Aston Business School’s Masters in Management programmes topped the table for their career status.

This measure of career progression surveyed alumni three years after they completed their course,asking them to rate their experience. It also factored in the size of company the graduates work for and the level of seniority they have achieved so far.

The overall rankings are established by looking at twelve different points of the Masters programmes, including value for money, salary today and percentage of international students. Aston Business School achieved overall joint 18th place in the world, alongside Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria.

The School’s masters courses rate as the best in the UK outside London. Only ten British schools made it into the top 50.

The rankings also reveal that 76% of Aston students were employed within only 3 months of graduating.  

Professor Mike West, Executive Dean at Aston Business School said:

“The survey showed that ‘career prospects’ were the most important factor in choosing to do a Masters degree. We are pleased that the rankings highlight Aston as number one in equipping its students with exactly what they need for their careers, and that is the knowledge and confidence to progress into senior roles within the sort of businesses they want to work in.”


For more information on Aston University contact Laura Plotnek, University Communications Team, Aston University on 0121 204 4549 or prtemp@aston.ac.uk.


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