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Aston Business School is internationally recognised by top accrediting bodies and independent rankings for the quality of teaching and the employability of our graduates.


The Economist Aston Business School ranking
Aston 2nd in UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, based on Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2017). Aston Business graduates earn £7,738 more than expected five years after graduation (The Economist).

National Student Survey 2017 ABS ranking

Aston rated in the top 25 universities in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017). Aston Business School achieved an overall satisfaction of 91%, with the majority of ABS courses achieving above 90%.

TEF ranking

Aston University has ranked Gold in the Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). TEF found that students achieve ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’ at Aston, with very high proportions going into highly skilled employment or further study.

Aston Business School LEO ranking

On average, our business graduates see their wages increase by £11,700 (49%) over a five year period. They also earn £9,300 (35%) more than the UK average five years after graduating (The Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset).

Accounting & Finance - QS Rankings top 200

Aston Business School has been ranked in the top 200 in the world for Accounting & Finance by the QS World University Rankings by subject.

Business and Management QS rankings top 150

Aston Business School has been ranked in the top 150 in the world for Business & Management by the QS World University Rankings by subject.

Eduniversal Business School Rankings 2016

Aston Business School ranked 11th in the UK in the Eduniversal 2016 Business School Ranking and 4th highest in Western Europe for ‘significant international excellence’.

THE World Rankings

Aston Business School has been ranked 94th in the world and is in the UK top 15 for Business & Economics.

QS Stars

Aston Business School is part of an exclusive group of UK institutions with a five star rating for excellence in teaching, employability, innovation, facilities, inclusiveness and internationalisation.

Complete University Guide Aston Business School
Business and Management Studies and Human Resource Management at Aston are ranked Top 30 in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2018.
Complete University Guide Aston Business School
Marketing at Aston is ranked 12th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2018.
Aston Business School rankings

Aston University is Top 150 in the World for graduate employability. This highlights employer reputation, alumni outcomes, and employer partnerships.

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

9th in the UK for students achieving 1st and 2:1 Degree Classifications.

Triple accreditation Aston Business School

Aston Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. 

Small Business Charter

We are a Small Business Charter holding business school, one of only four business schools nationally to have been awarded this at Gold level. This  demonstrates exceptional dedication to helping improve links with and support the small business community.


100 per cent of our business  research achieved 3* and 4* impact  in the 2014 Research Excellence  Framework, the system for  assessing the quality of research in  UK higher education institutions.