FT ranks MSc Management in Europe's top 20

10 September 2017

  • Financial Times ranks WBS MSc Management course 21st in the world
  • Career progress rated second in the world at WBS by annual ranking
  • Average percentage salary increase is fifth highest out of 95 global programmes
  • MSc Management course climbed 15 places and is ranked fourth in the UK

Warwick Business School has climbed into Europe’s top 20 in the Financial Times' ranking of the world’s top MSc Management programmes.

The school rose 15 places to be joint 21st in the world and fourth in the UK, with improvements in career outcomes and graduates' average salary driving the jump up the rankings.

It comes after the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects rated WBS number one in the UK for management and in the world’s top 30. The Financial Times also this year named the school’s MSc Finance number one in the UK and in the world’s top 10.

The Financial Times assessed 95 management postgraduate degrees around the world, which included 18 from the UK. WBS is one of just six from the UK in the world’s top 50.

Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “This ranking is confirmation of the investment we have made, not only in the course, but also in terms of our broader support for students, including our careers service.

“We are always seeking to enhance the modules and teaching of the MSc Management as we look to produce the business leaders of the future, that will not only do well for their companies but for society as well.”

With three core modules on corporate performance, marketing and strategy, students then choose two elective modules each term ranging from Ethical Leadership to Big Data analytics. There is also the chance to spend a week studying abroad.

By the end students will have developed communication, teamwork, and presentation skills through individual and group work, and developed professional skills in decision-making, problem-solving, analysis and critical reflection.

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Professor Lockett added: "Our careers staff work tirelessly to help our students progress their careers. Warwick Business School is ranked second in the world for careers progress and fifth in the world for average percentage salary increase. This is testimony to the expertise and hard work of the WBS CareersPlus team.”

At WBS careers support starts before students even arrive and the year-round help has seen graduates go on to work for Apple, AT&T, Bank of China, Chevron, Deloitte, Heineken, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover and PwC as well as setting up their own firms and social enterprises.

MSc Management Course Director, and Professor of Practice, David Elmes said: “Curiosity is a key part of the school’s culture, and a restless thirst for knowledge is something we encourage in our students.

“Global business is dynamic and full of opportunities so we make sure the cutting-edge research we produce is passed on to students so they have the latest thinking to take into the workplace.  As they then become part of our alumni network, we hope this ignites a lifelong love of learning.”

To see the full ranking at the Financial Times click here.

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