In the annual Financial Times global ranking of Full-time MBA programmes, published today, Warwick Business School has climbed to 27th in the world and 9th in Europe. It comes in at 4th in the UK, behind only London and the Oxbridge business schools. Only the top 100 business schools are ranked.
The FT uses several measures to produce its final ranking score. WBS performed particularly well in these:
- Value for Money - at 8th in the world, confirming that WBS MBA graduates are achieving a significant return on their investment, even in a difficult economic climate.
- Aims Achieved - over the last two years WBS has risen 47 places in this category which measures how well the MBA helped graduates to meet their personal career goals.
- Post-MBA salary levels - Warwick MBA graduates reported their highest ever average post-MBA salary levels, along with a rise in the average salary increase.
- World-class research - the number of articles by WBS faculty published in the world's top academic journals has substantially increased, validating the School's reputation for world class research.
Professor Mark Taylor, Dean of WBS, commented, "These results are evidence that we are succeeding in our strategy to deliver a significant return on investment for our MBA graduates and reinforces our reputation for quality, value and creativity. We have expanded our careers services for both MBA students and alumni in recent years and it is great news to see that our graduates are experiencing world-leading salary increases and achieving their career goals. With the support of our student and alumni community, WBS is aiming to be the very best University-based business school in Europe. These results demonstrate that we are on target to reach that goal."