Our rankings and accreditation

WBS sets high standards in both research and teaching. We have won acclaim and approval from all the leading national and international assessors and accreditation bodies as well as from independent media.

  • Financial Times
    Financial Times

    Financial Times

    Ranks our Full-time MBA in the world’s top 40 and 6th in the UK
    Ranks our Distance learning MBA 2nd in the world, 1st in the UK
    Ranks our Executive MBA in the world’s top 20, and top in the UK for stand-alone Executive MBAs
    Ranks our Doctoral Programme in Europe’s top 3
    Ranks our MSc in Finance 15th globally and 2nd in the UK for pure finance courses
    Ranks our MSc in Management 31st in the world and top in the UK for graduates securing employment



    AACSB members are only AACSB-accredited if they are able to satisfy a wide-ranging, rigorous set of quality standards. As such, Warwick Business School is able to demonstrate that it provides a relevant, challenging curriculum delivered by faculty of a high calibre, and excellent educational and career opportunities. The graduates we produce are therefore highly skilled and very desirable to employers.

    We were the first institution in the UK to be accredited by the US -based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. We have been accredited by them for over 13 years.

  • AMBA


    AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes. In a crowded and complex market, our accreditation demonstrates quality and ensures that students’ investments are rewarded with the finest business education available.

    The Association of MBAs has accredited the MBA for over 22 years
    Our MSc in Management was accredited five years ago

  • CIPD


    We are accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD). CIPD accreditation is the foremost award in the fields of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, demonstrating not only the rigorous academic and professional standards students on our Human Resource Management and Employment Relations courses meet, but also that our graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and proficiencies in demand by employers.

    Warwick Business School is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

  • The Economist
    The Economist

    The Economist

    Ranks the Distance learning MBA top in the UK
    Ranks the Full-time MBA in the UK's top 3



    EQUIS is the quality inspectorate for the European Foundation for Management Development
    We have been accredited by them for over 10 years

  • Forbes


    Ranks the Full-time MBA 7th in the world and 3rd in the UK for schools outside the USA.

  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015
    The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015

    The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015

    This annual guide covering all UK universities ranks WBS no.1 for Accounting & Finance, and 4th for Business Studies
    The University of Warwick has been declared University of the Year

  • The Guardian University Guide
    The Guardian University Guide

    The Guardian University Guide

    Ranks us 6th for 2014-15 for both accounting & finance, and business, management & marketing studies.  

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