Aston Business School retains top ten ranking for Masters programme

ABS retains 'top ten' ranking for Masters programme
21 September 2010

Aston Business School has been placed fifth in the UK in the Financial Times Masters in Management ranking.

Aston Business School, part of Aston University, won its position for its MSc in International Business, which has added further value to its already glowing reputation. In terms of global ranking, Aston came in at number 39.

In recognition of the successful careers of its alumni, Aston Business School won third place in the UK and seventh in the world for ‘careers rank’, which measures the seniority of graduates three years after graduation, as well as the size of company they work for.

Professor Michael West, Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said:

“I am delighted that our Masters in Management continues to be ranked as one of the top programmes in the UK by the Financial Times. It is also pleasing to see that the career prospects of our alumni are amongst the best in the world and, in a difficult economic climate and a tough jobs market, it is really important that people with an MSc from Aston Business School know they can compete for the very top jobs worldwide.”

Aston’s MSc focuses on the links between the major business functions and their role in international business. It covers areas including strategic management, the economic environment, international finance, marketing, human resource management and international operations.

The annual Financial Times Masters in Management league table is an evaluation of pre-experience Masters programmes offered by leading business schools. The survey was open to schools anywhere in the world that met the criteria set by the newspaper. The overall rankings are established by looking at several different aspects of the MSc course, including value for money, salary today and percentage of international students.

There are approximately 7,622 business schools in the world, 766 in Europe and 102 in the UK.

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

For all media enquiries, please contact Dhiren Katwa, Press Officer at Aston Business School, on 0121 204 4954 or email d.katwa1@aston.ac.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Aston Business School is one of the most successful business schools in Europe, committed to lead and enable 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.

  4. View the Financial Times’ Masters in Management League Table.