Aston University is a Global Top 30 University

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Aston University is a Global Top 30 University

Aston University is officially declared one of the top universities in the world. The QS Online MBA World Rankings 2021 announced that Aston University has been ranked 7th in the UK and 26th in the Global Top 30.

What makes Aston one of the best academic institutions in the world? The QS Online MBA World Rankings are based on four primary criteria: faculty and teaching, class profile, employability and class experience.QS Top 30 badge

Learn more about how Aston University continues to climb the ranks as one of the best schools in the world to obtain an MBA. 

Excellence in Faculty and Teaching

Aston offers students unmatched support from a team of passionate faculty and professors. Aston was awarded Gold for teaching excellence, as recognised by the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

The TEF found that Aston graduates from all backgrounds achieve “consistently outstanding outcomes”, with very high proportions of students achieving highly skilled employment or further study after graduating.

Aston’s diverse student body also reports outstanding levels of student satisfaction with teaching, assessment, and academic support. Teaching excellence includes other criteria such as physical and digital resources, course design, assessment practices, and teaching and learning practices for students from all backgrounds. 

Class Profile

Aston is a welcoming home to thousands of motivated and career-focused students from across the world. Aston University has a diverse student population with students from over 120 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Aston is also recognised for closing attainment gaps by representing students everywhere. In 2018 and 2019, 59% of Aston University’s students achieving a 1st or 2:1 were from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Employability and Pay

Graduating from Aston gives students access to a network of international business professionals, high-demand skills, and ample opportunities in the job market. The 2020 Longitudinal Education Outcomes data showed that employed Aston Business and Management graduates earn £11,000 (39%) more than the UK average five years after graduating. Aston is also a Top 10 university in the UK for graduates achieving professional jobs, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey. 

Class Experience

Students are consistently satisfied with their experience at Aston University and as a result Aston has achieved above average student satisfaction ratings seven years in a row. Students provided their honest feedback about their school experience and Aston Business School was awarded an overall satisfaction score of 86% in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Is Aston the Right School For You?

If you choose to earn an MBA at Aston University, you are joining a premier global business school that is now recognised among the top 30 in the world. Joining this community offers you high rates of employability, a positive student experience, unmatched support from faculty, and abundant opportunities in diverse business markets after graduation.

Professor Pawan Budhwar, head of Aston Business School, commented on the recent accolades: 

“It is an honour to be recognised by QS for the quality of our Online MBA programme. Our Online MBA attracts senior business professionals from all over the world, providing students with a truly international experience. This accolade is a reflection of the hard work undertaken by our staff, and our students who are balancing their studies alongside busy work and family lives.”

Designed with flexibility and convenience for business professionals, Aston programmes offer:

  • 100% online coursework, so you can study from the comfort and safety of your home
  • Content that can be completed from anywhere in the world
  • An international network of peers
  • The prestige of a triple-accredited school among the elite 1% of business schools globally

Discover your place at one of the world’s greatest business communities. Explore our suite of online business programmes today.