MBA programme at Aston Business School among the top 100 in the world

Aston Business School

19th October 2011

The MBA programme at Aston Business School (ABS) in Birmingham has again been named one of the best in the world according to the Economist Which MBA Ranking 2011. In this latest ranking, ABS’s Full-time MBA has been placed at 77th in the world, 28th in Europe and 13th in the UK.

Aston Business School, part of Aston University, has performed particularly well for its careers service and support. ABS was ranked 1st in the UK for “Student assessment of career service” and 2nd in the UK for “Open new career opportunities”, ahead of other prestigious UK institutions such as Cranfield School of Management and CASS Business School.

Prof John Edwards, Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said: “This latest ranking is further proof of the high esteem in which Aston Business School’s MBA programme is held worldwide. We are delighted to consolidate our position in the World Top 100 and are particularly pleased to be top in the UK for our careers service. In a difficult economic climate and tough jobs market, our MBA students know that they are well placed and supported to compete for the top jobs worldwide.”

Last month Aston Business School was ranked 31st in the world and 5th in the UK by the Financial Times 2011 Masters in Management ranking.

For more information on Aston Business School’s rankings, please contact Katy Barry, Rankings and Quality Officer at Aston Business School, on 0121 204 4556 or email k.l.barry@aston.ac.uk.

For all media enquiries, please contact Alex Earnshaw, Press Officer, Aston University on 0121 204 4549 or email

Notes to Editors

  1. Aston Business School is committed to enabling transformation through teaching, research and through supporting and influencing organisations and their leaders.

  2. Aston Business School holds prestigious accreditation for its MBA programmes from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) – this gives the programme international credibility and recognises the excellent quality of teaching and research on the programme.

  3. Aston Business School is among 1% of business schools worldwide which has triple accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and EQUIS.

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