The Warwick Business School building

WBS is the best in the UK for business undergraduates

Warwick Business School has been ranked number one in the UK for ‘Business, Management and Marketing’ by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

The school was also ranked third for Accounting and Finance as The Times assessed 132 universities to help prospective undergraduate students make an informed decision.

It helped the University of Warwick rank ninth overall to maintain its remarkable record of being named in the top 10 every single year since the Guide was first published in 1992.

The result follows WBS being named number one in the world for its Distance Learning MBA by the Financial Times, and top in the UK for MSc Management, the Executive MBA and Full-time MBAs by The Economist.

Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS and Professor or Entrepreneurship and Strategy, said: “This ranking once again shows the quality of our teaching and the world-class research we produce.

“The student is at the heart of everything we do at WBS and this ranking is proof we are delivering on that promise. We devote a huge amount of time and resources into improving the student experience and making sure a state-of-the-art learning environment is available both online and offline.  

“With a superb careers service as well, students know they have the opportunity to start their career on the best possible footing when they come to WBS.”

The ranking backs up the school’s latest National Student Survey result, where it was rated the best in the Russell Group with 87 per cent of undergraduates satisfied with their course.

And it echoes the performance of WBS in last year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) where 93 per cent of the school’s research outputs were rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, with the Times Higher Education ranking WBS fifth in the UK after analysing the REF results.

The highly respected rankings by The Times are determined by a wide range of factors including student experience, teaching quality, pioneering research, course completion rates and graduate prospects.

Its focus for the Business, Management and Marketing ranking was the school’s BSc Management and BSc International Management courses, while its BSc Accounting & Finance programme fed into its namesake in The Times’ assessment.

Sue Newell, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programme) and Professor of Information Systems and Management, said: “Coming to Warwick Business School really is a life-changing experience for students. As well as the world-class teaching and research on offer, they will be able to take advantage of a modern and vibrant campus.

“As well as an esports centre, the £19 million state-of-the-art Oculus teaching and learning building, and a £25.5 million refurbishment of the Warwick Arts Centre, the campus has a thriving nightlife with pubs and clubs.

“WBS really does provide the whole package and give students the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

For the full The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 click here.