Accreditation & Rankings

Accreditation & Rankings

Aston Business School is among the elite 1 per cent of business schools worldwide that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, the leading accreditation bodies for business schools in the UK, US, and Europe.

Online Business & Management Degree Top 100

Aston University Highlights

  • Recipient of Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April, 1966
  • One of only three business schools in the UK to earn the Gold Level Small Business Charter Award
  • 11th out of 82 for Marketing programmes (Complete University Guide, 2018)
  • University of the Year (The Guardian, 2020)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (Times Higher Education, 2020)
  • Top 100 European Business School (Financial Times, 2020)
  • 86.39% Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2020)
  • Top 100 in the World for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings, 2021)


MBA Highlights

  • ​Tier One European MBA Ranking, 1 of 25 in Europe (CEO Magazine, 2021)
  • Top 100 Worldwide Business & Management Studies (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • 26th in the World (QS Distance Online MBA Rankings, 2021)
  • 39th in the World and top 4 in the UK (CEO Magazine, 2021)
  • 12th in the UK and 85th in the world (The Economist 2021)
  • 41st in Western Europe and 3rd in the UK (Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking, 2021)

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DBA Highlights

  • Ranked as one of the world’s top DBA programmes showcased with other prestigious universities such as Harvard and Pepperdine (CEO Magazine 2021)

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