Distance Learning MBA crowned best in the world

02 March 2020

  • Financial Times Online MBA 2020 ranking names WBS best in the world
  • WBS graduates see a 40 per cent boost to their salary 
  • The school was rated best in the world for career progress by the FT
  • Ranking finds school's programme is one of the most culturally diverse

The Financial Times has ranked Warwick Business School’s Distance Learning MBA number one in the world for the third year in a row.

It comes after the school’s Full-time MBA was ranked in Europe’s top 10 by the Financial Times and number one in the UK by The Economist, with the Executive MBA rated in the country’s top five by the FT.

The Distance Learning MBA sees graduates boost their salary by 40 per cent with their average earnings at $209,799 three years after completing the programme.

Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “Our Distance Learning MBA continues to go from strength to strength.

"Our new London-based Distance Learning MBA is seeing increasing demand, with students now having the option to spend their face-to-face weeks at our Warwick campus or at WBS London at The Shard.

“We continue to invest in the latest technology, including our bespoke learning platform, to ensure that the learning experience is of the highest quality and that is reflected in this excellent ranking.

“In our increasingly connected world working and studying online is now commonplace and we have been at the forefront of this developing trend for more than 30 years, giving us a great deal of experience and expertise to draw upon.”

What makes WBS the best in the world?

The Financial Times rated WBS top for the career progress of its graduates and joint number one for international faculty, with 78 per cent from overseas.

Warwick Business School’s research was ranked third in the world by the Financial Times, with the percentage of international students rising to 75 per cent and share of female faculty up to 43 per cent, second best globally.

Pietro Micheli, Course Director for the Distance Learning MBA, added: “This is wonderful news for the school, our students and alumni. We have invested a great deal of time and resources into creating the Distance Learning MBA, to build a truly world-class education and it is fantastic to see our efforts vindicated.

“As well as being number one in the world, the Financial Times rated our course second best globally in terms of value for money and with a truly global cohort and faculty, our students get to experience a wonderfully rich and international culture.

“An MBA can open doors and push careers to new levels, providing people with the skills and knowledge to not only educate themselves but the organisations they belong to as well.”

To see the full Financial Times Online MBA 2020 ranking click here.

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