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Bath 1st for Business - Sunday Times University Guide 2013

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Bath 1st for Business - Sunday Times University Guide 2013

Bath has come 1st for Business in the highly influential Sunday Times University Guide. Bath’s excellent employment record is reflected in its retention of 1st for graduate jobs in the Business ranking and again it has the highest proportion of students gaining top class degrees. It is also shown as having the lowest student drop-out rate.

Following on from the award of ‘University of the Year’ in the 2012 edition, the 2013 edition sees the University of Bath move up from fifth position to third in the overall ranking. This places it directly after Cambridge and Oxford Universities. For a university that is still four years away from celebrating its half century, being on the medal podium with two of the world’s most prestigious and ancient institutions is an astounding achievement.

This result comes just days after the National Student Survey (NSS) results were published showing Bath’s  students are again amongst the most satisfied in the UK.

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, has commented:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Bath. We have enjoyed being University of the Year for the past 12 months but in many ways this surpasses that honour.

“To be ranked third in the UK confirms the research and teaching excellence that takes place here, and clearly demonstrates the high quality, distinctive student experience we offer.

“To do this before we have even reached our 50th anniversary is no mean feat.

“I am immensely proud of the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff and students. We are committed to excellence in all that we do and as a result continue to attract academic high-flyers from across the UK and internationally.”

The guide’s league table is compiled using a number of criteria including student satisfaction, research quality, academic peer review, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, dropout rates and graduate employment levels.

Further information about the ranking can be found on The Sunday Times’ website (subscription required).

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.