Aston Business School ranked one of UK's best

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26 January 2017

  • Out of 154 UK business schools, Aston ranked 11th in the Eduniversal 2016 Business School Ranking.
  • Aston Business School judged to hold notable influence overseas, being ranked 4th highest in Western Europe for ‘significant international excellence’.
  • Ranking places Aston amongst the top 1,000 business schools worldwide.

Aston University has one of the best business schools in the UK, according to new rankings results.

The Eduniversal 2016 Business School Ranking Results placed Aston Business School 11th out of 154 business schools in the UK and 2nd in the Midlands.

The University was placed 4th for having the most ‘significant international excellence’ out of all business schools in Western Europe.

The rankings look at the top 1,000 business schools in the world based on accreditations, position in other major rankings, links internally and the opinion of other business school deans.

Professor George Feiger, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said: “Aston Business School aspires to be renowned for the quality of its teaching, the tangible impact of its research and its support for enterprises and the professions. We are delighted to see this being recognised in the highly coveted Eduniversal rankings.

“We have many different academic groups focusing on finance, marketing, economics and the other core business skills. What you find here is that they intersect in very practical ways to spark entrepreneurial and innovative ideas that flow into businesses of all types. We want to help everyone – students, researchers, and industry – to succeed.”

The 1,000 business schools in the Official Eduniversal Selection are selected by the International Scientific Committee, composed of nine independent academic experts recognised in their geographical zone, after careful evaluation. The objective is to establish a global mapping that considers the international influence and reputation of each selected institution.


Notes to the editor

About Aston Business School

  • 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 Eduniversal

  • Headquartered in Paris, France, Eduniversal is a global ranking and rating agency specialized in higher education. The company has established a strong expertise in evaluating academic institutions and programs in France since 1994, and internationally since 2007.
  • In 2008, after establishing a global map of the 1000 Best Business Schools in 154 countries, Eduniversal decided to highlight the expertise of these Institutions ( In 2011, they launched the first Worldwide Ranking of Masters and MBAs in 30 fields of study ( These rankings are designed to provide information to prospective graduate students that will help them in their search for their future studies in the following nine geographical zones: Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia & Middle East, Far East Asia, Latin America, North America, Oceania, Western Europe.
  • The Eduniversal ranking is published once a year and is announced at the annual Eduniversal World Convention. For the past 9 years, this Convention welcomes the most prestigious professionals in the higher education industry, giving them the opportunity to interact with their international counterparts and meet potential partners.

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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