Rankings & Accreditations

Our vision is to be Europe’s leading University-based Business School, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business.

We recognise that our rankings and accreditation are one way to profile our progress towards fulfilling this vision, and are proud to participate in the major global business education rankings and accreditation processes.

Our top rankings

2 2nd in the world, 1st in the UK

2nd in the world, 1st in the UK

Full-time MBA

2022 Better World MBA Ranking

1 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world

1st in the UK and 2nd in the world

Distance Learning MBA

Financial Times' Online MBA Ranking 2023

1 1st in the UK and 18th in the world

1st in the UK and 18th in the world

MSc Management

Economist/WhichMBA - 2021 Masters in Management biennial ranking

Our Accreditations

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. We are proud to be part of an elite group of global business schools who have triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.


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 we provide 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 since 1999.


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 Warwick MBA since 1970.


EQUIS is the quality inspectorate for the European Foundation for Management Development. EQUIS accreditation is the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. It is has a broad assessment scope and is acknowledged worldwide by potential students, faculty, employers, corporate clients and the media, often being a pre-requisite for entry to rankings. We have been accredited by them since 2000.

Athena SWAN

Warwick Business School was the first UK business school to be triple accredited and receive the Athena SWAN Silver Award for improving gender equality. Awarded by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), Athena SWAN supports and encourages work done to advance the careers of female academics and professional services staff, and also looks at issues relating to sexuality and gender equality more broadly.