Birmingham Business School is included today (Monday 30th January 06) in the Financial Times’ top 100 global league table for full-time MBAs (Master of Business Administration).  The School has gained five places this year, moving from 93rd to 88th.

The full-time MBA is also placed 13th  in the UK, 23rd in Europe and has achieved a ranking of 7th in the world in the ‘value for money’ category.

This success builds on recent results in the ‘Economist Intelligence Unit’ rankings, when the School, which is based at the University of Birmingham, came 12th  in the UK in a list of leading providers of MBAs, and was globally placed 3rd for student diversity and 8th for student quality.

Professor Jonathan Michie, Director of Birmingham Business School, says: 'Our MBA is one of the largest UK programmes with around 100 students.  We have an outstanding group of staff who continue to deliver innovative and challenging programmes, along with leading-edge research and a number of new developments such as in Executive Education, our targeted short courses aimed at individual companies, so it is gratifying to see their hard work and initiative recognised by being included again in the global top 100. 

‘One of the founding aims of the University of Birmingham was to educate business leaders who would make a difference.  The views of our alumni play an important part in these rankings, so it is always pleasing to receive such positive feedback.'

The School’s Executive MBA is flourishing in Singapore, Hong Kong and Mauritius as well as in the UK, with applications increasing steadily.  A number of new programmes have been introduced recently including an MSc in Human Resource Management and an MSc in Corporate Governance & Corporate Responsibility.  A 500% rise in applications has been seen this year for its BSc in Business Management programmes.


Notes to Editor

1. The Birmingham Business School offers a range of MBAs.  Full-time programmes take 12 months to complete and part-time a minimum of 24 months.  All programmes are structured around core of modules reflecting the functional divisions of the firm (Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting) which are integrated through Business Strategy modules.   

There are two specialist MBAs: the full-time MBA (International Banking and Finance) and the MBA (Strategy and Procurement Management) that can be taken on a full-time or part-time modular basis.

2. Birmingham Business School is also one of only 11 business schools in the world to receive accreditation from the Association of MBAs for its MSc in International Business.

3. Sir Digby Jones, Director General of the CBI, chairs the School’s Advisory Board with Sir Dominic Cadbury, the University of Birmingham’s Chancellor, as Vice-Chair.  The Board consists of senior figures in the corporate and public policy world.

Further information:

Professor Jonathan Michie, Director of Birmingham Business School, tel. 07767 222610 or Rachel Robson, Head of News, University of Birmingham, tel 0121 414 6681 or 07789 921165 or Kate Chapple, Press Officer, University of Birmingham, tel 0121 414 2772 or 07789 921164.