Executive MBA ranked in world's top 25 by FT

16 October 2017

  • Financial Times ranks Executive MBA in global top 25 for sixth year in a row
  • Salary increase of 92 per cent for graduates is the highest in the UK
  • The Executive MBA is taught out of The Shard and at Warwick
  • Research output at WBS rated 24th in the world by the FT

Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA has been ranked in the world’s top 25 and fourth in the UK by the Financial Times.

It is the sixth consecutive year the school’s Executive MBA has been ranked among the world’s top 25 and when joint school providers of the part-time MBA are taken out of this year’s rankings, WBS is rated 17th in the world.

The Financial Times also found that the average percentage increase of graduates’ salaries three years after completing their Executive MBA at WBS is 92 per cent, the highest in the UK and fifth in the world.

Andy Lockett, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Dean of WBS, said: “To be ranked so highly and so consistently over the last six years is testament to the quality of teaching and standard of students on our Executive MBA.

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“It is also pleasing to see the school rise 10 places in the criterion for research, with the school now 24th for research. This is based on the Financial Times’ 50 top-level academic journals and illustrates the world-class academics we have at the school.”

The Executive MBA is taught at Warwick and at WBS London at The Shard over two years, though there is plenty of flexibility with students allowed to take up to four years.

With eight core modules ranging from Accounting and Financial Management and Leadership to Marketing and Organisational Behaviour, there are also an additional three elective modules where students can specialise in areas such as entrepreneurship, management or strategy.

Students also gain from careers support throughout the course with one-to-one coaching sessions, unlimited career consultation and CV clinics plus workshops on leadership, courageous conversations in the boardroom, presentation skills and more. While there are a host of online resources available and many networking events to attend.

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Professor Lockett added: “Our careers team work incredibly hard to ensure students meet their career goals when they have finished their MBA.

“The support they give is invaluable and it doesn’t stop when students graduate. Once graduates have joined the WBS alumni network, they will find plenty of opportunities to keep in touch at events, cultivate contacts and continue their lifelong learning.

“We want to develop world-class business leaders that are constantly curious, open-minded and restless to make a positive impact on society.”

WBS was also rated 16th in the world for career progress by the Financial Times, and it comes after the school's MSc Management was recently ranked in Europe's top 20 by the FT.

It is the 17th edition of the Financial Times’ global Executive MBA ranking of the best 100 programmes worldwide for working senior executives. The ranking is based on data collected from the business schools and their alumni who graduated in 2014.

In addition, WBS has been ranked joint second in the Corporate Knights 2017 Better World MBA list, which rates graduate business programmes on how effectively they integrate sustainability into the education of future business leaders.

Click here to see the full Financial Times’ global Executive MBA ranking.

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