WBS Executive MBA named in world's top 20 by QS

06 July 2020

  • WBS ranked ninth in Europe and fourth in the UK for Executive MBA
  • QS assessed 141 courses worldwide for its annual ranking
  • It placed WBS number one in the UK for career outcomes
  • News follows The Economist rating the course the best in the UK

Warwick Business School has climbed seven places in the QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020 to be in the world’s top 20.

As well as being 20th in the world, the annual ranking placed the school’s Executive MBA programme ninth in Europe and fourth in the UK out of 141 courses assessed.

Among the metrics used WBS ranked third in the world and top in the UK for career outcomes, which is measured by the average salary increase 12 months after graduation and the percentage of the class receiving promotions.

The rise in the ranking comes after The Economist named the school’s Executive MBA and Full-time MBA the best in the UK, while the Financial Times ranked the Distance Learning MBA the number one online MBA in the world.

Andy LockettDean of WBS and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “This is another excellent ranking for the school and illustrates how we are continuing to improve in all aspects of the MBA experience.

“Like other rankings our careers service has been highlighted as a strength, with our MBA students not only benefiting from workshops, one-on-one coaching and a host of online tools while they are studying, but these services continue when they graduate so we can help our alumni achieve their ongoing career goals.

“Our Executive MBA can be experienced at our WBS London base at The Shard as well as our Warwick campus, giving more people the chance to learn from our world-class academics.”

The two-year part-time programme means students can take their ideas straight from the classroom back to their workplace, improving not only their performance, but their organisation’s as well.

The international make-up of the cohort, with typically 15 to 20 nationalities involved, also provides a stimulating learning environment.

Hossam Zeitoun, Course Director of the Executive MBA, said: “This is another strong performance from the school and, after being named number one in the UK by The Economist, is another indication of the world-class learning environment we have created on the course.

“We work hard to make sure the course balances the intensity, knowledge and skills needed from an MBA with the flexibility for students to fit their studies around their family and work commitments.

“WBS is in a good position to help executives and managers through the uncertainty and difficulties of the global pandemic with a first-class business education combined with cutting edge research.”

For the full QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020 click here.

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