The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking is one of the most esteemed rankings of MBA programmes and business schools in the world.
An MBA is a globally recognised postgraduate degree which develops business and management careers and is highly valued by employers all over the world. It will open up many different networking opportunities and in most instances means a much higher salary.
Schools are judged across a wide variety of categories in the FT global ranking, including average salary after graduation and value for money, and you can learn more about the UK top five below. Want to apply? Arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Top Five MBA Business Schools in the UK
1. London Business School
London Business School has been ranked the number one business school in Europe for the last four years (Financial Times) and offers graduate business programmes in finance and administration, in addition to MBA and Executive MBA.
- What they say: "Benefit from London Business School's outstanding reputation in thought leadership and be challenged by a host of different experiences. Enjoy a curriculum that can be tailored specifically to support your career path and choose whether to finish the programme in 15, 18 or 21 months."
- Course to consider: London Business School MBA
2. University of Cambridge: Judge Business School
The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world and it offers a wide range of business masters programmes ranked in the world's top 20 through the Cambridge Judge Business School.
- What they say: "The University of Cambridge MBA is a consistently highly ranked and regarded MBA from a business school and university renowned around the world. It is a programme focused on experiential learning, with two live client projects and is proven to enable global and cross-sector career mobility for graduates."
- Course to consider: Cambridge Judge Business School MBA
3. University of Oxford: Saïd Business School
- What they say: "The University of Oxford MBA exposes you to a globally connected network, a diverse student group and career opportunities, thought leaders and a rigorous academic experience. The diverse and vibrant Saïd Business School and wider Oxford community is here to support you through every step of your Oxford MBA journey."
- Course to consider: Saïd Business School MBA
4. Imperial College Business School
Imperial College Business School is a department at Imperial College London, a top UK university located in the centre of London. The full-time MBA programme at Imperial College Business School is ranked in the top 10 in Europe, whilst Imperial is considered one of the best universities in the world for business.
- What they say: "The Imperial MBA is truly transformational, developing you into a global leader who makes an immediate impact in business. An inspirational teaching and innovative culture will give you the skills, aptitude and vision you need to start or grow your own business"
- Course to consider: Imperial MBA
5. Alliance Manchester Business School
Alliance Manchester Business School offers a range of triple-accredited and flexible MBA programmes which include full-time, part-time and online MBAs. Alliance MBS produces world-class research and is ranked third in the UK for research power, as per the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).
- What they say: "The Manchester Alliance Full-time MBA is one of the world's most practical MBAs. You will gain unbeatable experience for your CV by taking on three consultancy projects with real clients. It doesn't get more hands-on than that."
- Course to consider: Alliance Manchester MBA