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Success in The Economist MBA ranking 2021

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The Economist full-time MBA ranking 2021

The latest international league table of full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes ranks Nottingham University Business School among the world’s best.

In The Economist 2021 full-time MBA ranking, published today, the School has risen 29 places to place 55 globally and 3 among UK business schools against tough competition from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

First in the UK for salary increase

Nottingham outperformed all other UK business schools in the ranking on the measure of ‘personal development and educational experience’ and rated first in the UK for salary increase. Its MBA students also awarded high scores to the School’s MBA team, rating ‘faculty quality’ at 15 globally.

The Economist ranks the world’s leading business schools based on two surveys: the composition and quality of MBA students, faculty and programme, plus alumni and current participants’ evaluation of their experience while studying on the MBA.

The Economist stands out among other influential global MBA rankings for placing the most emphasis on student satisfaction. It aims to measure the way business schools meet the demands that students have of an MBA programme, so MBA students and alumni are asked to rate their classmates, curriculum, faculty, facilities, careers service and the potential to network.

Professor Duncan Angwin, Dean of Nottingham University Business School, said:

At a time when the value of leadership is at a premium around the world, the Nottingham MBA has been recognised for delivering outstanding management education and professional development. We are delighted that our mission to support our graduates to enact sustainable, innovative and responsible management at a time of great uncertainty has been recognised. We can be certain our graduates are making key contributions to their organisations and communities, globally and nationally, at a time when high levels of competence and capability have rarely been in such great demand.

Dr Theresa Simpkin, Head of International MBA Programmes, commented:

Globally the performance of leaders and their managerial capability is under scrutiny like never before. The quality of management education therefore has to reflect our stakeholder’s expectations that our graduates are not only skilled in the art and science of good leadership, but they carry out their duties with due regard to emerging responsibilities associated with good organisational stewardship and ethical behaviours. We are proud to be associated with a programme that has been recognised for its capacity to develop not only highly competent managers but forward thinking, responsible leaders.

Nottingham’s performance reflects its commitment to providing outstanding programmes for students worldwide and endorses its reputation as one of the leading players in global business education.

The complete Economist ranking results are here.

More information is available from Dr Sophia Taylor, External Relations Manager, Nottingham University Business School.




Posted on Thursday 21st January 2021




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