Triple win for Aston MBA in world rankings

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5 April 2017

  • Full-time, Executive, and Online MBA programmes recognised in the CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings.
  • Aston Business School’s Executive MBA enters the rankings for the first time while the Online MBA stays in the world top 25.
  • Full-time MBA Programme keeps its prestigious ‘tier one’ category.

Aston Business School’s triple-accredited MBA programme has been featured in the annual CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings, with the executive MBA entering the table for the first time.

The part-time executive MBA, which is designed for people who want to combine a full-time career with study, secured joint-36th place compared with business schools across the world. In further good news, the full-time MBA held its title as a ‘tier one’ programme and the online MBA maintained its position in the global top 25.

CEO Magazine, a monthly business magazine for high-level executives, 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, Executive MBA and Online MBA programmes.

Using a ranking system entirely geared and weighted to fact-based criteria, CEO Magazine says it aims to cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review

Professor George Feiger, Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said: “CEO Magazine ranks programmes by the things that truly make a difference to MBA students and graduates. That is why their ranking is an important signal to prospective students looking to identify the best programmes the world has to offer. To have the same prestigious status attached to all of Aston Business School’s MBA offerings – full-time, online, and for the first time the executive programme – is an endorsement of the ongoing innovation that is our hallmark.”

The complete CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings 2017 can be viewed in the latest edition of CEO Magazine or online on the magazine’s website.


Notes to the editor

About Aston Business School

  • Aston Business School is renowned for the quality of its teaching, the impact of its research and its supportive environment. We provide students with an inspirational educational experience coupled with strong business links, offering them rapid career progression in international business. We have a talented and ambitious faculty with a strong research reputation and a broad academic publication record. In addition to success in the research grant competition our faculty work with and support businesses and the community in many ways. We are a leader in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with companies. We are the UK leg of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. We provide advice on development strategies to national and local governments.

About Aston University

  • Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston University has been always been a force for change. For more than 50 years the University has been transforming lives through pioneering research, innovative teaching and graduate employability success. Aston is renowned for its opportunity enabler through broad access and inspiring academics, providing education that is applied and has real impact on all areas of society, business and industry. True to Aston’s Coat of Arms which bears the word ‘Forward’, in 2016 Aston recently held a year-long anniversary celebration to recognise its heritage and achievements, but with a focus to drive forward the next stage in the University’s exciting journey. 

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