University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Rankings and accreditations

We are one of the UK's leading business schools. Our courses are regularly ranked amongst the best in the UK and worldwide. We also have an excellent reputation for the quality of our research. Below is a summary of our performance in the latest national and international rankings and our accreditations.

University rankings and accreditations

As a University we have an excellent reputation and rank highly internationally. Read more about the University's rankings.

Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 – Gold

In the latest Teaching Excellence Framework we were awarded Gold external website. This means undergraduate teaching at the University of Bath is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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The Complete University Guide – Safest Student Cities UK 2017

Bath is ranked the 2nd safest student city in the UK external website.

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THE Table of Tables 2018

We are ranked as the UK's 10th best university external website. The Table of Tables combines rankings compiled by The Good University Guide (published by The Times and The Sunday Times), The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.

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School rankings and accreditations

The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2019

We are ranked:

  • Joint 3rd for Business studies
  • 4th for Accounting and Finance

Explore the rankings (requires login) external website.

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The Guardian University Guide 2019

We are ranked 1st in the UK for accounting and finance and 4th for business, management and marketing external website. (You can access subject tables by using the drop down menus.)

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The Economist WhichMBA? Masters in Management rankings 2017

Our MSc in Management placed 3rd in the UK in the 2017 Masters in Management rankings external website.

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Research Excellence Framework 2014

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) external website, 41% of our submissions met the 4* standard (the highest possible).

According to the Times Higher Education's REF rankings external website, we placed 8th in the UK for business and management studies.

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EQUIS accreditation

We are accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate external website.

EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration.

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PRME recognition

The Principles of Responsible Management Education initiative recognise us for our commitment to sustainability.

Our teaching and research promote sustainability in many ways, including specialised units across courses.

Read our 2017 PRME sharing information on progress report. external website

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MBA rankings and accreditations

The Economist WhichMBA? Full-time MBA rankings 2018

Our Full-time MBA is ranked 4th in the UK and 47th in the world external website.

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QS Global 100 EMBA rankings by region

Our Part-time (Executive) MBA is ranked joint 31st in Europe and 7th in the UK external website for 2018.

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Corporate Knights Better World MBA rankings 2018

We are ranked 3rd in the UK and 15th in the world external website. This ranks universities on their focus on sustainability in their MBA teaching, support and research.

Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking is the only major global ranking to evaluate graduate business programmes on their integration of sustainability into the education of future business leaders.

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América Economía global MBA rankings 2018

We are ranked 4th in the UK and 32nd in the world external website.

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CNN Expansión best MBAs in the world 2018

We are ranked 5th in the UK and 66th in the world external website.

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Association of MBAs accreditation

Since 1976 our MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) external website. Accreditation by AMBA is the acknowledged hallmark of quality and professionalism in MBA provision.

Read about our achievement of being Finalist at AMBA Awards 2017

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