Aston Business School ranked top ten in UK in prestigious education poll

Aston Business School (ABS) has been ranked ninth out of 50 business schools in the UK in prestigious sector rankings.

The Eduniversal Awards, Palmes 2009, asked 1000 business school heads to give recommendations on their competitors in the same country. It also judged the School on its international recognition through accreditation and rankings and suggestions from members of an international committee, comprising nine independent experts. This criteria combined, posittioned it as a top 200 business school with an international reputation. The School is up two places from 2008.

Eduniversal was established in 2008 to provide students, professionals and academics with a universal perspective on higher education.

Aston Business School receives consistently good rankings in education league tables and is one of the highest accredited business schools in the world. It is among 1% of business schools with triple accreditation from top industry bodies - the Association of MBAs (AMBA), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The School also came sixth for business in the Times Good University guide 2008, 1st in the world for careers for its Masters programmes in the Finanacial Times 2009 rankings and 6th for business studies courses in the Independent’s Complete University Guide 2009.

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

Notes to editors:
This poll placed business schools in one of five categories based on the score they received:
  • 5 out of 5 – Universal business schools with a major international influence
  • 4 out of 5 – Top business schools, internationally known
  • 3 out of 5 - Excellent business schools, nationally strong
  • 2 out of 5 – Good business schools with regional influence
  • 1 out of 5 – Local references with great local influence.

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