ABS shines in global business school rankings


7 November 2014

Aston Business School (ABS) is among the top 300 business schools in the world according to a respected specialist ratings agency.   

The School performed strongly in this year’s Eduniversal rankings table, where it was also rated as the joint eighth best UK business school. The Eduniversal ratings system selects the 1,000 best business schools across 154 countries, and then divides them into five descending categories of excellence, known as ‘Palme leagues’. 

ABS was awarded ‘four Palmes’ and ‘Top’ business school status, indicating its significant international influence. The five and four Palme awards, which are the highest available, are bestowed to only 300 business schools globally. 

Professor George Feiger, Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said: “We are delighted with our excellent Eduniversal ranking. It is confirmation of the influence and reputation of ABS and the fine work of our staff and students.” 

The annual Eduniversal survey is designed to provide students, professionals and academics with an in depth view of global academic expertise to all stakeholders of higher education. The rankings are based on the international recognition business schools receive through accreditations, memberships and their performance in other league tables. 

The Eduniversal rankings are also decided by the Dean’s Vote, in which the Dean or Director of each selected business school must recommend another school. In this year’s rankings, ABS was recommended as often as Imperial College London and more than Nottingham University Business School and Birmingham Business School. 

Earlier this year, the ABS flagship full-time MBA programme was named second in the world and first in the UK for delivering immediate return on investment by The Economist magazine. 


For further media information, please contact Jonathan Garbett, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4552 or j.garbett@aston.ac.uk.