MSc Business Analytics ranked among UK's top three

10 September 2021

  • WBS rated 12th in the world by QS for MSc Business Analytics
  • The ranking puts school seventh in the world for marketing
  • Full-time MBA ranked 15th in Europe and 32nd in the world
  • MSc Finance in world's top 20 and MSc Management 19th

Warwick Business School’s MSc Business Analytics has been ranked 12th in the world and third in the UK.

The QS 2022 Business Masters Rankings also placed the course seventh in Europe, while it ranked the school’s MSc Finance 20th in the world, MSc Management 19th and MSc Marketing & Strategy 7th, with the WBS Full-time MBA climbing two places to 32nd globally and 15th in Europe.

More than 500 programmes from institutions in 40 countries were analysed by QS, a higher education research company, with the help of surveying employers, academics and business schools.

The QS Masters in Business Analytics ranking named WBS number one in the world for Class & Faculty Diversity, which measures the gender split of the class and lecturers, plus the number of countries students come from.

Nursen Aydin, MSc Business Analytics Course Director and Associate Professor of Operational Research, said: “To see our course so highly ranked is very gratifying, especially to see it named third in the UK. WBS was one of the first in the world to launch an MSc Business Analytics course in 2008. Since then it has constantly been improved in collaboration with major players in industry, such as IBM and SAS.

“It is especially pleasing to see us ranked number one in the world for Thought Leadership. This is calculated not only by the impact of our research in industry, but also by our reputation among academics in the field of business analytics. It shows we are producing cutting edge research that is then applied to the course.

“As well as learning data mining techniques and honing programming skills, the course gives students the opportunity to conduct external consultancy projects with a real client to help embed the business understanding and application of the theories and tools learned.

“With data being more and more important for organisations, learning how to use it properly will be a key skill for employees in the future.”

In the QS Masters in Marketing ranking WBS was second in the UK, while it was fifth in the country for its Full-time MBA.

MSc Finance not only moved up one place in the world but was sixth in the UK and 15th in Europe, while the QS Masters In Management ranking saw WBS fourth in the UK.

Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “This ranking once again highlights the quality of our Masters portfolio and the high regard our graduates are held in by employers.

“With our programmes in such high demand we work hard to make sure there is a diverse and international blend to our cohorts, so it is pleasing to see this reflected in the ranking, while our world-class research makes sure the course material is up-to-date with the latest science.

“As businesses and organisations try to come to terms with a post-pandemic world a Masters’ degree can really help students stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.”

 

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