Full-time MBA ranked best in the UK by The Economist

26 October 2017

  • Warwick Business School moves up to 18th in the world by The Economist
  • The only full-time MBA from a UK business school in the global top 20
  • The Economist rates WBS second in the world for networking and careers
  • Student experience rated fifth globally and best in the UK

The Economist has ranked Warwick Business School’s Full-time MBA the best in the UK for the third year in a row.

In the Economist/WhichMBA? 2017 global ranking of full-time MBA courses WBS has moved up two places to 18th in the world, placing it third in Europe.

And once again WBS is the only UK business school to make it into The Economist’s global top 20, one of just three European business schools to rank among the world’s top bracket.

Andy Lockett, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Dean of WBS, said: “Remaining top in the UK is great news for the school. It is a reflection on the hard work of staff and the quality of students we are continuing to attract – the strivers and the curious, with a restless thirst for knowledge and excellence.

“The faculty we have at WBS are truly world-class and that combined with our superb careers service, administrative team and culture of continuous improvement mean we are always trying to do what is best for the student.

“The students are at the centre of everything we do here, and when they leave we continue to support them all along their career.”

The ranking comes in the same year the school’s Distance learning MBA was rated the best in the UK for the third year running and second in the world by the Financial Times, who also rated the school’s Executive MBA in the global top 25.

The Full-time MBA is an intense year-long course that covers the full spectrum of how modern organisations and businesses are run, with core modules from marketing and operations management to electives like Entrepreneurial Finance, which is taught in Silicon Valley.

The Economist surveys recent and current MBAs with WBS receiving top marks for student experience on the course, as the school’s ‘education experience’ was ranked fifth in the world and best in the UK.

Related course: Full-time MBA

The careers service at WBS is rated fourth in the world out of the 100 schools ranked by The Economist, with the school second globally for ‘new career opportunities’ and first in the UK plus second in the world for ‘potential to network’.

And more is planned for students as a new salary negotiation workshop will be introduced along with a new online career management course.

John Colley, one of 10 Professors of Practice at WBS bringing vast industry experience to the classroom and Associate Dean of the MBA, added: “The Economist ranking gives more weighting to the student experience and so it is great to see that we are so highly ranked.

“The support through extra career classes and services are of great benefit to students looking to move into a new sector or role and reach the boardroom of businesses, while the extra trips abroad and to companies such as Google and Apple allows them to see up close and in practice the theory they learn on the course.

“The ranking shows we are truly delivering a world-class experience for our MBA students that will greatly enhance their career prospects.”

Related course: Executive MBA (London)

WBS has also moved up two places to 10th in the world in the AmericaEconomia Full-time MBA 2017 ranking, maintaining second place in the UK. 

This is the third year in a row the school has risen in the ranking by AmericaEconomia, a business magazine covering South America and printed in both Spanish and Portuguese.

For the full ranking by The Economist click here, and by AmericaEconomia here.

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