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


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.

University rankings

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

THE Student Experience Survey 2016

We are ranked as the UK’s 5th best university external website and joint 1st place for universities that students would recommend to their friends.

The Student Experience Survey 2015

School rankings

The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017

We are ranked 3rd for Business studies and 7th for Accounting & Finance. Explore the rankings (requires login) external website.

The Times - The Sunday Times

The Guardian University Guide 2018

We are ranked 2nd in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing and ranked 18th for Accounting & Finance external website. (You can access subject tables by using the drop down menus.)

The Guardian

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.

Financial Times

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We have consistently achieved high rankings in the UK Government's research quality assessments. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) external website, we ranked 8th in the UK for business and management studies.

RAE 2008: Ranked 5th in UK

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.

EQUIS: Bath included in worldwide elite

MBA rankings and accreditations

The Economist WhichMBA? rankings 2016

Our full-time MBA is ranked 6th in the UK and 58th in the world external website. Our part-time (Executive) MBA is ranked 6th in the UK and 44th in the world external website.

We are also ranked second globally for our intake of female students external website.

The Economist

QS Global 100 EMBA rankings by region

Our part-time (Executive) MBA is ranked 20th in Europe external website.


Corporate Knights Better World MBA rankings 2016

We are ranked 3rd in the UK and 17th in the world external website. This ranks universities on their focus on sustainability in their MBA teaching, support and research.

We are ranked 12th in the world and 3rd in Europe for our sustainability-focused publications.

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

Corporate Knights

América Economía global MBA rankings 2016

We are ranked 4th in the UK and 38th in the world.

America Economia

CNN Expansión best MBAs in the world 2017

We are ranked 3rd in the UK and 43rd in the world external website.

CNN Expansion Magazine

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

Association of MBAs