University of Nottingham's MBA among world's elite

29 Jan 2009 13:16:00.000

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Nottingham University Business School’s MBA is among the best in the world, according to the prestigious Financial Times

global league table 2009.


The latest FT league table, which has just been published, also highlights the School’s world-class reputation in a business discipline that becomes more important every year — Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


It is ranked second in the world in Corporate Social Responsibility, ahead of international competitors such as Yale School of Management and the University of California at Berkeley.

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On the overall rankings, Nottingham University Business School is one of only 18 UK business schools to feature in the elite ‘World Top 100’ ranking, which recognises the quality of both teaching and research.


The FT’s 2009 table of the world’s leading full-time MBA programmes reaffirms the continuing strength of NUBS in the quality and value for money offered by its MBA. It is one of the most respected courses in the country for business professionals to increase their academic qualifications and ultimately take their careers to a new level. This year’s rankings surveyed full-time MBA alumni who graduated from NUBS in 2005.


The Nottingham University MBA has done better this year in two significant categories: it has risen to 16th in the world measuring the career progress of graduates; and is up 13 places to 36th in the doctoral ranking. The MBA was also ranked 34th in the world on value for money, based on the views of the students themselves.


The results also show that the average salary percentage increase among Nottingham’s MBA graduates was 62 per cent with average earnings rising to $99,647 per annum. Within three months of graduating with their MBA, 94 per cent of students were employed.


The Nottingham MBA’s overall ranking of 100th in the world is a fall from 76th place in the 2008 tables but this has been anticipated because of increasingly intense competition in the market, particularly from the Asia-Pacific region.


Professor Leigh Drake, Director of Nottingham University Business School, said: “The good news is that we are still in the world's top 100 but our fall from 76th place in 2008 is disappointing and we will be reflecting on how we can improve performance in years to come. However, this was always going to be a very difficult year (due to exchange rate movements) and it is good that we have managed to retain our membership of this elite group.”


Nottingham University Business School offers a variety of MBA programmes, accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) which includes more than 300 participants. It is ranked 1st in the UK and 28th in the world in the Aspen Institute's "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" Global Top 100 ranking of the world's most innovative MBA programmes, where the School places 2nd in the world for faculty research into social, environmental, and ethical issues in management. It is also ranked in the world's top 100 by the Economist Intelligence Unit.


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Notes to editors:

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings.


More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to RAE 2008, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranks the University 7th in the UK by research power. In 27 subject areas, the University features in the UK Top Ten, with 14 of those in the Top Five.


The University provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's "only truly global university", it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation — School of Pharmacy), and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008.

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Emma Rayner - Media Relations Manager

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