Full-time MBA continues rise to reach QS global top 35

08 October 2019

  • Full-time MBA continues to climb up the rankings, rising into global top 35
  • Warwick MBA ranked fifth in the UK by higher education analysts QS
  • QS calculates a Warwick MBA has a 10-year ROI of $822,533
  • MSc Marketing & Strategy placed eighth in the world and third in UK

For the third year in a row Warwick Business School’s Full-time MBA has risen in the QS Business Masters Rankings 2020.

The school has climbed 13 places over the last three years to reach 34th in the world, 15th in Europe and fifth in the UK in the latest ranking that included 240 MBA programmes from 38 different countries.

QS scored WBS highly for return on investment and thought leadership, while the school was rated fifth for diversity in terms of the gender and international make-up of its students and academic staff.

The higher education analysts also ranked the school’s MSc Management and MSc Finance 21st in the world and its MSc Business Analytics ninth globally, while its MSc Marketing & Strategy rose two places to eighth and third in the UK.

Andy Lockett, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “These rankings results once again show how WBS is on an upward curve and why it is regarded as a world-class business school.

“It is especially pleasing to see the school rank so highly for diversity across all the courses. This diversity creates students with a global outlook and a wider perspective, something companies increasingly demand. While our alumni networks cover every sector and virtually every country in the world, helping our graduates make new and valuable connections.”

Based on factors including tuition, pre and post programme salary estimates, and length of course, QS estimated the WBS Full-time MBA has a 10-year average return on investment of $823,533, which is greater than the mean of $509,658 among the ranked business schools.

QS rates WBS academic research highly

QS also rated highly the school’s faculty, marking it 91 out of 100 for thought leadership after a worldwide survey of 200,000 academics in 60 countries.

John Colley, Associate Dean for the MBA, added: “The school is moving in the right direction across numerous rankings, which is pleasing after the investment WBS has made in its MBA programme, upgrading facilities and opening a London base at The Shard.

“Demand for our MBA continues to rise, which has seen us recently double-stream the full-time class, while applications for our number one ranked online MBA are very healthy.”

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