WBS courses in world's top 25 in QS subject ranking

24 March 2016

  • School's business and management courses rated in the world's top 25
  • QS rankings place accounting and finance programmes 41st in the world
  • Combination of world-class research and creative teaching paying off
  • UK second only to US for quality of its university courses

Warwick Business School has been ranked in the world’s top 25 for its business and management courses by the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

As well as being ranked 25th in the world by higher and business education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), which rated both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, WBS was fifth in the UK and 10th in Europe.

The school runs BSc Management, BSc International Management and BSc International Business for undergraduates, while at postgraduate level it delivers a suite of four MSc Business courses focusing on different aspects from consulting to marketing plus MSc International Business, MSc Business Analytics and MSc Management.

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WBS also rose to 41st in the world for accounting and finance courses, and sixth in the UK - one of just seven UK institutions in the world’s top 50 - after QS assessed the school’s BSc Accounting & Finance, MSc Accounting & Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance & Economics and MSc Financial Mathematics courses.

Dean Professor Mark Taylor said: “This ranking confirms the global reputation of WBS and is a credit to the hard work of our staff and students. We have worked hard to bring the best academics from around the world to lead research and teach our students.

“It is our goal to provide students with a real return on their investment, and these rankings show that students are receiving a world-class education that will give them a great start in their chosen career. By becoming part of our alumni they can also utilise the opportunity to use the network and the school's careers support to be lifelong learners.

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“We strive to produce outstanding, socially responsible and creative business managers and leaders through world-class teaching. I am delighted to see this is being reflected in this ranking with programmes that will enable our students to fulfil their ambitions.”

Subjects taught at UK universities occupy 120 top-10 places in the QS ranking, which are shared among 24 different universities, leaving the country second only to the US for the quality of its programmes.

The QS rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 42 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. For this sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 3,551 universities were evaluated with 894 institutions ranked, while more than 100 million citations were analysed and the provision of more than 14,000 programmes verified.

Professor Taylor added: “We strive to combine world-class research with superb teaching through employing Distinguished Research Environment Professors whose appointments are shared with leading overseas universities, deepening our international research ties with partner institutions.

“While our WBS Create department is delivering innovative teaching and our Professors of Practice combine academic expertise with substantial business experience to aid the practical learning in the classroom.”

Click here to see the full QS rankings.

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