Published on 18/04/2024
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  • The Aston Online MBA has been placed 1st in the UK and 24th in the world in the Part-Time MBA rankings
  • The full-time MBA was ranked 4th in the UK and top 20 position in Europe
  • The Eduniversal rankings provide a comprehensive evaluation of Masters and MBA programmes across the globe.

Aston University has seen success in the latest Eduniversal rankings, with two MBA programmes securing positions in the global or European top 25.

The Aston Online MBA has been placed 1st in the UK and 24th in the world in the Part-Time MBA rankings. The full-time MBA was ranked 4th in the UK and secured a top 20 position (19th) in Europe.

It is the latest global accolade for Aston Business School, which is part of an elite group of global business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, having risen to 66th in the world in the 2024 QS World Subject rankings for business and management studies.

Additionally, the MSc Entrepreneurship & International Business has climbed to 25th in the world and 2nd in the UK, while the MSc in Supply Chain Management has risen to 37th worldwide and 2nd in the UK.

The Eduniversal rankings provide a comprehensive evaluation of the top 5,820 Masters and MBA programmes, spanning 56 fields of study and covering 153 countries/regions across nine geographic zones, offering a comprehensive view of excellence in higher education globally.

Annually, over 20,000 postgraduate programmes from around the globe undergo evaluation. The rigorous assessment process involves collaboration with representatives from leading academic institutions worldwide, alongside 5,000 international recruiters and 100,000 current or recent graduates from these programmes.

Professor Aleks Subic, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University, said:

“These latest rankings underscore Aston University’s ongoing commitment to excellence and are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our outstanding staff, students and stakeholders. 

“It is just the latest in a series of external accolades recognising our success, following the recent announcement of our success in the 2024 QS World Rankings by Subject, which placed business and management studies in the top 8 in the UK and 66th in the world.

“These achievements show our Aston 2030 Strategy in action and our dedication to providing an outstanding education for our students at world-leading standard.”

Professor Zoe Radnor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said: 

“I am delighted to see the Aston Online MBA and full-time MBA recognised in these latest rankings.

“We take pride in our programmes, which are consistently recognised by the world's most prominent rankings as being at the forefront of business education and accredited by AMBA.

“We have a strong track record of MBA employability with our graduates going on to excel across the business sectors in companies across the world, and these rankings recognise the hard work of everyone at the University to make that happen.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

For over a century, Aston University’s enduring purpose has been to make our world a better place through education, research and innovation, by enabling our students to succeed in work and life, and by supporting our communities to thrive economically, socially and culturally.

Aston University’s history has been intertwined with the history of Birmingham, a remarkable city that once was the heartland of the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing powerhouse of the world.

Born out of the First Industrial Revolution, Aston University has a proud and distinct heritage dating back to our formation as the School of Metallurgy in 1875, the first UK College of Technology in 1951, gaining university status by Royal Charter in 1966, and becoming The Guardian University of the Year in 2020.

Building on our outstanding past, we are now defining our place and role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (and beyond) within a rapidly changing world.

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