Aston MBA in the world’s top 100 MBA programmes

FT rates Aston Business School Masters programmes as Top Five

22 October 2013

The Economist Which MBA?2013 guide has ranked Aston’s flagship full-time MBA programme at number 82nd in the world, an increase from 88th last year.

In the UK, the Aston MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) also achieved a strong presence placed at 11th and up from 14th in 2012.

The one-year programme is rated particularly strongly by its students for careers service, graduate employability and careers progression and overall is ranked 10th in the world and 1st in the UK for percentage increase in pre-MBA salary.

The Aston MBA is placed by The Economist ‘Which MBA?’ guide at;

  • 3rd in the UK for ‘jobs found through the careers service’

  • 5th in the UK for ‘opening new career opportunities’
  • 6th in the UK for ‘student assessment of careers service’

Dr Brigitte Nicoulaud, Director of Aston’s MBA programme, said; We are delighted that our flagship programme is regarded as one of the world’s top 100 MBA’s and is among the leading programmes in the UK. Our programme is designed to equip future business leaders with the skills they need to be successful in an ever challenging and tough economic market. The positive news of the percentage increase in our students’ salaries pre-MBA really emphasises that studying the Aston MBA does indeed help students’ careers to go further.”

Dr Nicoulaud added; “Studying the Aston MBA full-time, is an intensive but rewarding programme that immerses students into the principles of strategic thinking in a business context. It is designed to develop leadership and management skills to enhance students’ ability to lead and inspire – all key strengths of the programme and vital in today’s tough climate.”

The Aston MBA programme has a strong focus on employability and careers support. Students on the Aston MBA also gain access to Aston’s career management programme, which includes a dedicated careers advisor.

Visit the Economist website for further details on the ‘Which MBA?’ rankings.


For further media information please contact Alex Earnshaw, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4549