Financial Times ranks MSc Management third in the UK

28 October 2019

  • Financial Times ranks school's MSc Management in world's top 25
  • WBS ranked number one in the world for the career progress of graduates
  • Rated top in the UK for salary uplift with graduates seeing a 78 per cent rise
  • It follows The Economist ranking the course the best in the UK

Warwick Business School’s MSc Management has been ranked third in the UK by the Financial Times.

The school is also 19th in Europe and 22nd globally in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2019 ranking, which lists the top 100 programmes in the world.

WBS was ranked number one in the world for the ‘career progress’ of its graduates, with this metric measuring the changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni work for between graduation and three years later.

The Financial Times also ranked WBS top in the UK and eighth in the world for salary increase, with graduates on average gaining a 78 per cent uplift three years after graduation.

It follows the school’s Full-time MBA climbing to eighth in Forbes’ MBA international ranking and WBS being ranked number one in the world by the Financial Times for its Distance learning MBA.

Andy Lockett, Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, said: “This ranking once again reflects the excellent education delivered to our students and the calibre of our graduates, who, after learning the central tenets of management are then able to gain employment at blue chip companies across the world like EY, Heineken, Accenture and Johnson & Johnson.

“It is really pleasing to see that our MSc Management graduates are progressing into senior management roles and so being able to put into practice the theory and current research they learn in an intensive year at WBS.

“We continue to revise and improve the course,  working with our students and alumni to provide an even richer learning experience. With The Economist ranking our MSc Management course number one in the UK in 2019, this is further evidence of the world-class education students gain at WBS.”

With 79 per cent of academic staff from overseas and a student cohort attracting a wide range of nationalities, the programme seeks to reflect the global nature of today's business world so that the MSc Management at WBS is a truly diverse experience.

What are the job prospects for MSc Management graduates?

The school’s careers service offers pre-arrival and alumni services, while students can have one-to-one career guidance, CV checks and tailored mock interviews. It means 98 per cent of graduates are in employment three months after completing the course.

Enrolling on the MSc Management sees students learn every aspect of management with modules ranging from Critical Thinking and Strategy Analysis & Practice to the Foundations of Financial Management and Ethical Leadership.

Students also have the chance to study abroad, with international trips to South Africa, Italy, Belgium and Spain available.

David Elmes, MSc Management Course Director, added: “It is great to see how well our graduates are doing in their careers, and to see that we are equipping them with the skills and knowledge to progress rapidly into senior management positions.

“The aim of the programme is to not only give students the theory they need, but to develop them as individuals who can bring teams together and get results in today’s highly competitive markets.”

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

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