ABS confirmed as member of world elite

ABS building

30 January 2012

Aston Business School’s MBA programme is among the best in the world, according to rankings published by the Financial Times (FT) today.

Aston's full-time MBA is placed at 91st globally and 12th in the UK, in the Financial Times MBA 2012 Ranking. The School is also rated highly at number 16 in the world in the ‘value for money’ rankings.

The influential FT ranking is based on data from two main sources: alumni and Schools. The FT surveys graduates three years after completion of their MBA with several main areas analysed: alumni salaries and career development; the diversity and international reach of the School and its MBA programme; and each School’s research capabilities.

Professor John Edwards, Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said: “Aston Business School has an exceptional global reputation for delivering high quality programmes. These results are excellent news for the School and the MBA programme and confirm our position in the World's Top 100 Business Schools. The rankings show that our graduates benefit from improved career prospects, earning potential and management skills - particularly vital during these difficult economic times.”

It is another world-class rankings success for Aston Business School. Its flagship full-time MBA programme was also ranked 77th in the world and 13th in the UK in the latest The Economist Which MBA? 2011 rankings table. Aston Business School was also rated 27th in Europe in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report.

The Aston MBA programme is available via Executive, Online, Full-time and Part-time pathways.

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