Aston's MBA named one of the world's best


8 February 2016

Aston Business School's triple-accredited MBA has been ranked amongst the top MBAs in the world by CEO Magazine. 

CEO Magazine is a monthly business magazine for high-level executives read by 130,000 across Europe. The magazine has been showcasing top business schools from around the globe since it first launched in 2008. In 2012 the publication launched its annual Global MBA Rankings, profiling MBA, EMBA and Online MBA programmes. This year CEO Magazine received a record number of responses from business schools across the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. 

The CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings are designed with applicants in mind, and examine the nuts and bolts of an MBA: the learning environment, class sizes, professional development, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up and more. The objective is simple: to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great ROI. 

CEO Magazine's Group Editor-in-Chief, Alexandra Skinner, said:  “We are thrilled with the uptake and response to this year’s survey. The increase in the number of business schools participating, and the inclusion of some very well-known and highly regarded players within the market, serve to further establish the CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings as a go-to reference tool for future MBA students.” 

This sentiment is echoed by those charged with leading business schools. Professor George Feiger, Dean of the triple-accredited Aston Business School, says of the rankings: "CEO Magazine has created a ranking that measures the things that should truly make a difference to MBA students and graduates - the learning environment, professional development, delivery and international diversity. These are all things that Aston particularly prides itself on getting right as we strive to provide an intellectually enriching and commercially rewarding MBA experience to our students. These rankings are a valuable input for prospective students seeking to identify the best programmes the world has to offer.” 

The complete CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings 2016 can be viewed in the latest edition of CEO Magazine or online on the magazine’s new website

The Aston MBA is also ranked 38th in Europe according to the QS Global 200 Business Schools report, where Schools are ranked on the basis of the employability of MBA graduates. The data is taken from 5,669 actively hiring international MBA recruiters and 7,187 academics.   


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  • Aston Business School is in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, the leading accreditation bodies for business schools in the UK, USA and Europe
  • 100 per cent of Aston Business School research achieved 3* or 4* impact in the Research Excellence Framework, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions
  • Aston Business School is one of only three business schools in the UK to receive the government’s Small Business Charter Award Gold Level for demonstrating exceptional dedication to supporting the small business community. 

The Aston MBA is designed for managers who want to accelerate their thinking, career and potential. Available in three pathways, students can choose to study: 

  • The Aston Full-Time MBA - an intensive 12-month programme that will open your mind to the latest business skills, tools and thinking necessary to become an effective global manager.
  • The Aston Online MBA – all elements of the programme can be completed in your free time, allowing you to fit your studies around other work and life commitments
  • The Aston Executive Part-Time MBA - designed for people who want to  combine a full-time career with study, this pathway offers you the flexibility to  learn over a longer period of time than our Full-Time programme and is designed for people who want to combine a full-time career with study.