Aston Business School is 4th in the world for careers

Aston Business School held on to its position of third in the UK for ‘careers rank’ and moved up from seventh to fourth in the world in this prestigious category.

19th September 2011

Aston Business School has been ranked 31st in the world according to figures published today (19 September 2011) by the Financial Times 2011 Masters in Management ranking.

Aston Business School (ABS), part of Aston University, has climbed eight places from 39 in 2010 to 31 for its MSc in International Business, reinforcing Aston Business School’s reputation as a leading international business school. ABS has also retained its position as fifth within the UK.

In recognition of the successful careers of its alumni, Aston Business School held on to its position of third in the UK for ‘careers rank’ and moved up from seventh to fourth in the world in this prestigious category. The careers rank measures the seniority of alumni three years after graduation and the size of company in which they are employed.

Professor John Edwards, Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said: “I am delighted that our MSc  in International Business continues to be ranked as one of the top Masters in Management programmes in the UK by the Financial Times. This is testimony to the quality of our programmes, our academic staff and the high calibre of students we attract to study here. To know that the career prospects of our alumni are amongst the best in the world  in the current tough jobs market is fantastic and clearly demonstrates that with an MSc from Aston Business School our students can compete for the very top jobs worldwide.”

This latest announcement follows news earlier this month that Aston University has been ranked 5th in the UK and 1st outside London for the percentage of graduates entering employment who achieve graduate level jobs in the new 2012 Sunday Times University Guide. The University was also ranked 51st for ‘Employer Reputation’ in the 2011 QS World University Rankings, the annual league table of the top 600 universities in the world.

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 FT Masters in Management Ranking was first published in 2005 and is now recognised globally as one of the most important league tables for those interested in the quality of business education. The ranking is intended to give a thorough assessment of masters in management programmes on offer across the world, as well as an insight into participating Business Schools and their alumni. The overall rankings are established by looking at several different aspects of the MSc course, including value for money, salary today, placement success and the 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, 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 Louise Russell, Communications Officer, on 0121 204 4637 or email l.a.russell1@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 hastriple 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 Ranking