The Birmingham MBA is highly ranked in the Global Top 100s

In fact, it has attracted excellent ratings from some of the leading business education rankings year after year.

2012 Global Financial Times MBA rankings

Birmingham Business School’s MBA was positioned at 86th in the world, 20th in Europe and 11th in the UK which included being ranked 35th for Career progression and ranked 6th for Value for Money. View the full 2012 Financial Times Rankings table

2012 Expansion rankings

We are ranked at 54th in the 2012 Global MBA rankings of Expansion, a leading Spanish-language business magazine published in Mexico. Only 8 other UK schools make it into this ranking.

2011 The Economist "Which MBA"


In the 2011 Economist ''Which MBA' rankings of the world's leading MBA programmes, we are ranked 70th globally (9th in the UK) - indeed we were ranked by them as number 1 in the UK in the 2005 rankings.  This year we have a high global ranking in a number of categories:

  • Diversity of recruiters - 5th
  • Salary increase before and after MBA - 19th
  • Student quality - 27th
  • Overall educational experience - 31st
  • Work experience at entry - 13th

2010 The Economist "Which MBA"

The Birmingham MBA was ranked 68th globally (11th in the UK) in 2012 with high global ranking in a number of categories.

2009 Expansion rankings

We are ranked at 65th in the Expansion 2009 Global MBA rankings.

Why do rankings matter?

Rankings are important because they are a measure of the quality of the MBA degree programme and student experience at specific universities and schools

Rankings are a quality mark for your MBA and add value to the brand of your business school.

Success within the rankings guarantees that your degree remains highly regarded within the global employment market and enhances your portfolio, allowing you to boost your career, and command a higher salary.

More than just rankings

Whilst rankings are very important, an MBA at Birmingham Business School offers much more. We offer a range of MBA student experiences to accompany our global top 100 rankings, including:

  • Distinguished Leader Series Guest Lectures
    High profile leaders from a range of industries across the world will reflect on their personal journey and discuss the qualities of a great leader. These lectures have attracted leaders from top companies including Barclays, Sainsburys, Lawn Tennis Association, London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee and more.
  • Networking and Employer Engagement
    We can help you open up your network through our employment engagement and our extensive Alumni located in top positions all over the world. Our events give you direct contact with these employers and alumni to allow you to network and potential meet your future employer. View our Careers and Employer Engagement video.
  • MBA Career Support
    Our in-house careers unit is for the exclusive use of postgraduate students in the Business School. Their role is to support your career development through advice and guidance, career development lectures and workshops, employer liaison and offering vacancies for full-time work and dissertation projects.

We really appreciate the contribution our alumni make

By taking the time to participate you are guaranteeing the value of your qualification within the employment market as well as assisting Birmingham Business School.

If you would like any further information about this process or want to find out more about ways in which alumni can maintain their relationship, please visit the Business School Alumni.

We look forward to continued success within the rankings in the future!