Aston Business School fourth in the world for careers

Financial Times 2011 Masters in Management ranking

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

ABS has climbed eight places from 39 in 2010 to 31 for its MSc in International Business, reinforcing its 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, ABS 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: “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.”

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 ABS rankings, please contact Katy Barry, Rankings and Quality Officer on ext 4556 or email k.l.barry@aston.ac.uk.

words from Lousie Rusell

19 Septemeber 2011