1 October 2008 – for immediate release
In global rankings announced by the Financial Times this
week (29th September), graduates of Aston Business School’s Masters in
Management programmes topped the table for their career status.
This measure of career progression surveyed alumni three years after they completed their course,asking
them to rate their experience. It also factored in the size of company
the graduates work for and the level of seniority they have achieved so
The overall rankings are established by looking at twelve different
points of the Masters programmes, including value for money, salary
today and percentage of international students. Aston Business School
achieved overall joint 18th place in the world, alongside Vienna
University of Economics and Business in Austria.
The School’s masters courses rate as the best in the UK outside London. Only ten British schools made it into the top 50.
The rankings also reveal that 76% of Aston students were employed within only 3 months of graduating.
Professor Mike West, Executive Dean at Aston Business School said:
“The survey showed that ‘career prospects’ were the most important
factor in choosing to do a Masters degree. We are pleased that the
rankings highlight Aston as number one in equipping its students with
exactly what they need for their careers, and that is the knowledge and
confidence to progress into senior roles within the sort of businesses
they want to work in.”
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