Warwick Business School has been ranked number one in the UK for Accounting and Finance

Warwick Business School has been ranked number one in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Complete University Guide. 

The school has also been ranked sixth for Business and Management Studies by the online guide for undergraduates, with the University of Warwick 10th overall. 

The annual ranking comes after WBS was rated 12th in the world and third in the UK for MSc Finance courses by the Financial Times and its Full-time MBA was placed in the world’s top 10 by South America’s top business publication AmericaEconomia

Andy Lockett, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “This is a great result for us and testament to the continued investments we have made in the student experience. It is especially pleasing to see student satisfaction so high despite the difficulties posed by the pandemic and the impact that has had on the delivery of our education. 

“The prospects for our Accounting & Finance graduates are also hugely impressive. They illustrate the relationship and reputation the school has built with the industry, especially among top financial firms like Goldman Sachs, EY, J.P. Morgan and Barclays. Many of our students take up graduate positions at these companies and in other industries with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble. 

“It is also hugely pleasing to see WBS move up two places to sixth in the Business and Management Studies ranking, with our student satisfaction score the highest in the top 10.” 

Students can take the BSc Accounting & Finance course over three or four years, with the third being a placement year in the finance industry. 

There is also the chance to take modules that can lead to exemptions from several professional accountancy exams, while the curriculum covers at least 70 per cent of the CFA Institute’s Level 1 Candidate Body of Knowledge. 

The school’s BSc International Management sees students spend a year abroad at one of its 50 partner institutions in 20 countries or at an approved work placement, while the BSc Management also comes with the option of a placement year. 

Sue Newell, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programme) and Professor of Information Systems Management, said: “Joining WBS is a truly life-changing experience for our students that equips them with the knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen career. 

“We have world-class researchers delivering the most up-to-date theories and thinking alongside a first-class careers service with links to the world’s top companies. 

“Our students are at the heart of everything we do, so it is hugely rewarding to see this reflected in this ranking.” 

For the full Complete University Guide University League Tables 2023 click here