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Aston Business School ranked 1st for careers

Michael West outside ABS
Professor Michael West, Executive Dean at Aston Business School

3/10/2008

In global rankings announced by the Financial Times this week, graduates of the MSc in International Business from Aston Business School topped the table for their career status. This measure of career progression three years after completing a course surveyed alumni, asking them to rate their experience. It also factored in the size of company they work for and the level of seniority they have so far achieved. Aston Business School was rated number one.

The overall rankings are established by looking at 16 different points of the MSc course, including value for money, salary today and percentage of international students. Aston Business School achieved overall joint 18th in the world, alongside Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria.

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

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

Professor Michael 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.”

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