Aston Business School ranked in Europe’s ‘top 50’


3 December 2012

The Financial Times (FT) ranks Aston Business School among the best performing 50 Business Schools in Europe.  

Aston Business School is 48th in the 2012 FT European Business Schools rankings, up from 57th last year. 

The influential rankings, now in their ninth year, assess the combined performance of Europe’s leading schools across the Financial Times rankings in 2012; the Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management and non-degree Executive Education programmes.

The FT describes the rankings scores as reflecting ‘a schools standing among its European peers’ and a ‘measure of both the quality and breadth of European Schools’ programmes’.

Professor Nigel Driffield, Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said; “These results are excellent news for Aston Business School. It emphasises our strong international reputation for delivering a wide range of high quality programmes, our outstanding business links, innovative research and the positive career progression prospects students can expect from Aston.”

It is another top 50 ranking success for Aston University, which was placed 47th in a new index of the world’s leading universities under the age of 50 compiled by the Guardian and international rankings agency QS. Aston was also placed 3rd for ‘employer reputation’ in the ‘QS top 50 universities under 50’ table, 2012.

Aston's ranking in the FT’s full-time MBA ranking 2012 was 91st globally and 12th in the UK. The School was also rated highly at number 16 in the world in the ‘value for money’ rankings


For further media information, please contact Alex Earnshaw, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4549 or a.earnshaw@aston.ac.uk