Published on 09/04/2021

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  • Aston University’s strategy and international business MSc moved up four places to 1st in the UK, ahead of Imperial College London, in the latest Eduniversal rankings
  • The ranking covers 1,000 universities in 154 countries and is based on programme reputation, first salaries of graduates and student satisfaction
  • Aston University also performed well in the Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain & Logistics categories.

Aston University’s MSc in Strategy and International Business has been ranked as first in the UK in the latest rankings by Eduniversal, the Paris-based global rating agency for higher education.

The programme has moved up four places to number one in the business intelligence and strategy category, ahead of Imperial College London.

The 12-month course at Aston University equips students with the skills to analyse companies’ strategic situations, develop practical strategic solutions for complex commercial problems and learn the vital role middle managers play in implementing strategy and how to make that strategy work in practice.

The Eduniversal ranking, which covers 1,000 universities in 154 countries, is based on three main pillars: the reputation of the programme among recruiters and a panel of academic experts, the salary of a graduate’s first employment and student satisfaction. Each category is equally weighted and carries a maximum of five points.

Additional bonus points are awarded, among other things, for programmes with a high number of international students from different geographical regions and for programmes with placement opportunities and distance learning options.

Aston University’s MSc Business Analytics ranked second in the UK in the data analytics category, while the MSc Supply Chain Management also performed well in the supply chain & logistics category, also finishing second in the UK. Meanwhile the MSc Entrepreneurship took third spot in the UK in the Entrepreneurship category.

Professor Pawan Budhwar, head of Aston Business School, said:

"It is very satisfying to see Aston Business School’s programmes recognised for the impact they have on our graduates. Such a global acknowledgement gives us the assurance that we are doing the right things. I would like to thank everyone at Aston University for all their hard work which has contributed towards achieving these outcomes.”


Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world. The University also has TEF Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 

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