Aston in global top 40 for masters in management


25 May 2017

  • Good news for Aston Business School as MSc International Business is ranked 7th in the UK and 33rd in the world by The Economist’s Masters in Management rankings 

Aston University is one of the best places in the world to study for a masters degree in management, according to new rankings by The Economist.

The prestigious WhichMBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 rankings deemed the MSc International Business at Aston Business School as 7th in the UK and 33rd in the world. Only 10 UK institutions made the list.

The course has received plaudits in other coveted rankings recently. Last month the Eduniversal Masters Ranking placed it 3rd in the UK and 24th in Europe, meanwhile the Financial Times also considered it one of the world’s best options for prospective students.

The rankings judge courses on a wide range of factors, such as career opportunities, personal development, post-graduation salary and the potential to network.

The programme focuses on the links between major business functions and their role in international business and commerce, giving students specialist knowledge in conducting business activities internationally. As part of the course, students visit a partner school in Europe for a one-week residential. Graduates have gone on to work at Ernst & Young, Bosch and Deutsche Bank.

Professor George Feiger, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of Aston Business School, said: “We are very pleased. It validates our approach of designing the MSc International Business in close partnership with enterprises in the UK and internationally. We believe that for this reason it gives our students an ideal platform on which to build a future career in the global marketplace. Our students will testify to the commercial and entrepreneurial atmosphere that influences all that we do here.”


Notes to the editor

About Aston Business School

  • Tried, tested and triple accredited. We are in the top 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.
  • 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.
  • We are committed to global cooperation in our research, to global focus and partnership in our teaching programmes and to achieving global recognition of our expertise.

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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