Financial Times names WBS among the UK's top five
  • Warwick Business School ranked among Europe's top 20 business schools
  • The school is one of just 95 schools in Europe to qualify for the ranking
  • The FT rated the school's Full-time MBA 11th in Europe and fifth in the UK
  • WBS was ranked fourth in the UK and 14th in Europe for Executive MBAs

Warwick Business School has been ranked among the UK’s top five business schools and Europe’s top 20 by the Financial Times.

The Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings 2021 is determined by the media giant’s four rankings over the year – for the Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management and Executive Education.

In the ranking’s 18th year a total of 95 business school’s qualified for it, with WBS ranking 18th in Europe and fifth in the UK.

Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, said: “To be among the country’s top five business schools is a great achievement and reward for a year once again disrupted by the global pandemic.

“These are challenging times for all of us, but it has been heartening to see how staff have pulled together to continue to deliver a top-class experience for our students.

“As the Financial Times says, this ranking ‘measures the schools’ quality and breadth of programmes’, so it says a lot about WBS that we feature so highly among Europe’s top tier of business schools.”

WBS was ranked fifth in the UK, and 11th in Europe, in the Financial Times’ ranking of Full-time MBAs, while the school’s Executive MBA was 14th in Europe and fourth in the country for stand-alone programmes.

The Financial Times rated WBS third in the UK, and 15th in Europe for MSc Management programmes. Its Executive Education custom programmes were ranked 32nd in Europe.

This also comes after the Financial Times ranked the school’s Distance Learning MBA the number one online MBA for the fourth year in a row.

John Colley, Associate Dean (Commercial), added: “WBS is now consistently ranked among Europe’s elite business schools.

“Our Full-time MBA continues to expand with demand for it growing at a rapid rate, while our Executive Education programmes are attracting high quality candidates at our WBS London base at The Shard.

“The school is making great strides and this ranking reflects that.”

To see the full Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2021 click here.