Aston’s MBA ranked 1st in UK for career progression in global FT rankings

FT rates Aston's MBA top for career progression in the UK
FT rates Aston's MBA top for career progression in the UK
25 January 2010

Career progress on Aston Business School’s (ABS’s) MBA programme has been ranked first in the UK and fifth in the world in prestigious global rankings released by the Financial Times today (25 January 2010).

This measure of career progression compares job level held by full-time MBA graduates and size of company they work for before and after completing the programme – a reflection of Aston’s excellent track record for graduate employment.

The MBA was also positioned in the top 20 in Europe, 11th in the UK and 73rd in the world for overall programme quality. This put Aston ahead of prestigious UK business schools including Durham, Birmingham, Bath and Edinburgh. 

Prof Mike West, Dean, Aston Business School, said:

“Aston Business School has an exceptional global reputation for delivering high quality programmes which equip graduates with the employability skills they need to succeed. “

“These results are excellent news for the University and the MBA programme. The rankings prove that graduates of the programme benefit from improved career prospects, earning potential and management skills - particularly vital during these difficult economic times. “

The FT ranking comments on a range of criteria relevant to the MBA programme, including salary increase, value for money and diversity of staff and students on the programme. Aston came in at 21st in the world for value for money and average salary increase was 90%. Salary increase is the percentage difference in average alumni earnings before and after completing the MBA.

Aston’s MBA, which allows aspiring senior executives to develop high level management skills, scores consistently highly in global rankings. In 2009’s FT league table, it was positioned 12th in the UK and in the same year in The Economist league table it came in at 67th in the world. Due to high demand, the Aston MBA programme will be offered via two new routes from the end of 2010 – the Distance Learning MBA and the Executive MBA.


For more information contact Laura Plotnek, PR Officer, Aston Business School on 0121 204 4540 or l.plotnek@aston.ac.uk.

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