Here at EDUopinions, we have realised that little to nothing has changed in recent years regarding the value of a degree in business, and particularly the value of obtaining an MBA. Considering thousands of EDUopinions real student reviews combined with the latest Financial Times Rankings 2020, we will share with you the 5 Best Business Schools in the UK. Whether based on academics, students’ personal experiences, or careers and earnings after graduating, there are a certain few business schools in the United Kingdom which repeatedly appear at the top of various rankings.
In fact, more business schools in Europe’s top 50 are located in the UK than any other country, making it a stand-out state in which to be educated in business. Prestigious and well-respected rankings by the renowned Financial Times and The Economist are a must-read for employers, employees, and students alike in the business sector. The Financial Times, for example, bases its ranking positions on factors such as ‘average salaries, the increase in salary its graduates see three years after finishing their degree, and the percentage of grads in work three months after finishing school.’ Let’s take a look at our top picks from here at EDUopinions!
The Best Business Schools In The UK
London Business School – LBS
London Business School – LBS appears at or close to the top of many UK business school rankings – whether it be based on its MBA programme (with the Financial Times stating an LBS graduate’s average weighted salary three years after graduating at 154,567 US Dollars), or based on student surveys (The Economist).
Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge
The Financial Times puts Judge Business School at the prestigious, historic, and famous-for-educating-royals University of Cambridge in first place for its MBA programme. The average weighted salary of a Judge graduate three years after completing their MBA is an impressive 164,462 US Dollars.
Warwick Business School – WBS
Next, we have the much sought-after Warwick Business School – WBS. Average weighted salary for MBA graduates of three years is 112,702 US Dollars. A sum of 187 UCAS points is required for entry into the university. The Economist ranks WBS as number one in its Top 10 Business Schools in the UK ranking – this is the ranking based on student surveys, a great testament to the institution that is Warwick Business School.
Saïd Business School – SBS
Ranked the toughest business school in the UK to get into at a UCAS requirement of 237 points, Saïd Business School – SBS MBA graduates at the University of Oxford can be expected to earn on average of 139,325 US Dollars three years after graduating. The University of Oxford itself constantly ranks among the top universities globally.
Alliance Manchester Business School
A fixture near the top of many UK business school rankings, this institution is also rated to be among the best specifically in northern England. The Financial Times estimated that MBA graduates will earn a huge average amount of 130,535 US Dollars three years after completing an MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School.
The UK: A State Full of Excellent Business Schools
Honourable mentions must also go to many other UK business schools which appear in countless rankings, such as; Henley Business School (which is part of the University of Reading), Cass Business School (at City University in London), Imperial College Business School (also London), Lancaster University Management School, Cranfield University: Cranfield School of Management, and Durham University Business School.
Other Rankings of Interest
Are you interested in other business school rankings? Take a look at;
The Best Business Schools in the UK (according to the Financial Times ranking of business schools in Europe) (as mentioned at the beginning of this piece)
- Eduniversal’s Business School Ranking
- Times Higher Education University Rankings
- Ceoworld’s Top UK Business Schools for 2020
Don’t Just Follow the Crowd!
So this brings us to the end of our EDUopinions’ piece on the top UK business schools. We hope you enjoyed it, and that you found it useful and informative. It must always be remembered, though, that choosing the best institution for your education, especially higher education, is a very personal experience – so, while rankings are definitely important to look at, do not let yourself be pulled in the direction of the crowd – the most popular option may not be the best option for you!
Have you got any tips or comments for us? Please tell us in the comments below! Have you attended any of these business schools? We at EDUopinions would love to hear about your experience! Just visit our website here and find your university amongst our directory!
Editor’s note: This article was first published on the 8th of May 2018. We’ve updated it for current readers.