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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 2020

We are ranked:

  • 2nd for Business Studies
  • 6th for Accounting and Finance

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Financial Times rankings

We are ranked 16th in the UK and 59th overall in the European Business School rankings (2018).

The Guardian University Guide 2020

We are ranked:

  • 3rd for Business, Management and Marketing
  • 5th for Accounting and Finance

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The Complete University Guide 2020

We are ranked:

2019 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' (91.6/100).

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 2018

Our full-time MBA is ranked 4th in the UK and 47th in the world.

QS Global MBA Ranking 2020

Our full-time MBA is among the world's top 150th MBAs, and ranked 44th in Europe. Of the UK-based institutions listed, we're 16th.

QS Global 100 EMBA rankings by region

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

Financial Times top MBAs for entrepreneurship 2018

The Financial Times have placed us 49th in the world in their top MBAs for entrepreneurship 2018 rankings. Of the UK MBAs included, we're ranked 10th.

We're also:

Corporate Knights Better World MBA rankings 2018

We are ranked 3rd in the UK and 15th in the world. 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 2019

We are ranked 4th in the UK and 34th in the world.

CNN Expansión best MBAs in the world 2018

We are ranked 5th in the UK and 66th 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 were 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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