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School of Management rankings and accreditations

We are one of the UK's leading business schools. View our latest awards, accreditations and league table rankings.

Highly ranked

Highlights from league table rankings.

School rankings

Rankings that apply to the entire School, or our undergraduate courses.

The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2021

We are ranked:

  • 4th for Business Studies
  • 4th for Accounting and Finance

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Financial Times rankings

We are ranked 15th in the UK and 54th overall in the European Business School rankings (2019).

The Guardian University Guide 2021

We are ranked:

  • 3rd for Business, Management and Marketing
  • 3rd for Accounting and Finance

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The Complete University Guide 2021

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2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject

We are ranked in the top 100 for Business and Management Studies.

In terms of research, Business and Management was one of the University of Bath's highest performers for 'citations per paper' (94.9/100).

Master's rankings

Rankings awarded to our MSc courses.

MBA rankings

Rankings and accreditations that apply to our MBA programmes specifically.

The Economist WhichMBA? Full-time MBA rankings 2019

Our full-time MBA is ranked 7th in the UK and 64th in the world.

QS Global MBA Ranking 2021

Our full-time MBA ranked 55th in Europe and among the world's top 200 MBAs.

Corporate Knights Better World MBA rankings 2019

We are ranked 3rd in the world and 2nd in the UK. 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 courses on their integration of sustainability into the education of future business leaders.

América Economía global MBA rankings 2020

We are ranked 7th in the UK and in the top 50 in the world.

CNN Expansión best MBAs in the world 2019

We are ranked 5th in the UK and 56th in the world.

Association of MBAs accreditation

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

Our accreditations and other awards

Accreditations and awards that apply to the entire School.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 84% of our research was assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent'. 41% of our submissions met the 4* standard (the highest possible).

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

EQUIS accreditation

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

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

Athena SWAN

We've received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises the work of a university department to address and improve gender equality.

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.

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