The Financial Times recently revealed the 2021 European Business School Rankings, with London Business School placing top of all UK business schools, and second overall in Europe.
The Financial Times European Business School ranking is based on the combined performance of Europe’s leading schools across the main rankings of programmes published by the FT, taking into account graduate outcomes, including salary and career progress.
Learn more about each of the UK business schools who feature in the top 95 below (figures denote overall European ranking) and if you want to study in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
UK Business Schools in the FT European Business School Rankings
2nd - London Business School
London Business School placed top of all UK business schools, finishing second overall, maintaining its record of never having been outside the top three since the rankings inception in 2004. LBS’s strong performance reflects the consistently high standard of the School’s educational offering across its programmes and courses.
9th - University of Oxford: Said
Saïd Business School is the University of Oxford's business school, offering programmes that will help you think independently, define your career goals and help you make the next big step in your career.
The University of Oxford was recently named the best university in the world for the sixth year in a row by Times Higher Education, and it is the oldest university in the English speaking world.
15th - University of Cambridge: Judge
Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge offers a variety of business programmes for aspiring leaders, including a 12-month MBA, 24-month Master of Accounting and 9-month MPhil in Management.
Cambridge has produced 121 affiliated Nobel winners to date, more than any other university, and is currently ranked as the best university in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
16th - Imperial College Business School
Imperial College Business School attracts brilliant business minds, providing the environment to foster innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. Key international rankings include 2nd in the world for both its Online MBA (QS) and MSc Finance programmes (Financial Times).
Imperial College London is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best universities and focuses exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business courses.
18th - Warwick Business School
Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick has an international reputation for quality across its various undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and doctoral business courses. The QS Business Masters Rankings 2022 also highlighted the following programmes:
- MSc Business Analytics 12th in the world and 3rd in the UK
- MSc Marketing & Strategy 7th in the world and 2nd in the UK
- MSc Finance 20th in the world and 6th in the UK
- MSc Management 19th in the world and 4th in the UK
23rd - Bayes Business School (City)
Bayes Business School at City, University of London has been providing business education for over 50 years. With triple-crown accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, the School has one of Europe's widest portfolios of master's programmes including the Banking and International Finance MSc and International Business MSc.
City, University of London is committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and offering the academic, employment, cultural, sporting and social opportunities you would expect from a prestigious university.
33rd - 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 second in the UK for research power as per the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
The University of Manchester is ranked first in the world for societal impact by the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and with an award-winning careers service.
34th - Henley Business School
Henley Business School is a triple-accredited business school and part of the University of Reading. With campuses, offices and partnerships around the world, over 7,000 students from more than 100 countries and over 80,000 alumni from 160 countries, Henley Business School is a truly international institution.
Henley courses are enriched by up-to-date knowledge, research and commercial experience, and aimed at students and professionals at every stage of their career – from undergraduate through to postgraduate, PhD, MBA, DBA and executive education.
34th - Cranfield Business School
Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in a deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.
As an exclusively postgraduate university, the Cranfield School of Management education portfolio is renowned for its relevance to business and industry. Cranfield is the largest UK provider of master's-level graduates in engineering and the School of Management has been a world-leader in management and research education for over 50 years, offering a flagship MBA, extensive world-class customised executive education and professional development programmes.
43rd - Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster University is amongst the best universities in the UK, top 20 in three main league tables, and regularly ranking highly in international league tables such as the QS World University Rankings. Lancaster accommodation is based across its nine colleges and has been named 'Best University Halls' eight times since 2010 at the UK's prestigious National Student Housing Awards.
The Lancaster University Management School has six world-leading academic departments and is highly regarded by the Financial Times, Forbes and The Economist in domestic and international rankings.
45th - Durham University Business School
Durham University is one of the world's leading universities, as reflected by a World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2022. Also a member of the Russell Group, Durham's collegiate system makes the University exceptional, with 30% of the student population made up of international students from 150 different countries.
Durham University Business School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes, all of which combine academic excellence and incisive research with exceptional global business connections.
46th - Hult Business School
Hult Business School is an international business school, with campuses in Cambridge, San Francisco, Dubai, New York City, Shanghai and London. Graduate programmes at Hult London include the Masters in International Business and Masters in International Marketing.
52nd - Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is a popular study destination in Scotland, with 13,000 international students creating a diverse and cosmopolitan campus to learn on. Edinburgh has the second largest financial sector in the UK, and Edinburgh Business School's connections with local and international business mean you'll be inspired by the very best.
53rd - Strathclyde Business School
The Strathclyde MBA at Strathclyde Business School takes experienced executives from a variety of backgrounds, and equips them with the know-how, skills and strategic orientation to sustain and scale business in today’s global businesses. Close links with industry present both internship and placement opportunities. Additionally, the School offers a range of undergraduate programmes including the BA (Honours) Business, a flexible degree which lasts four years.
The University of Strathclyde is located in Glasgow, Scotland, a vibrant and multicultural city home to over 23,000 students. Glasgow is world-renowned for the warmth, friendliness and humour of its people, and the University is known for excellent industrial placements and opportunities to study abroad.
65th - Birmingham Business School
The University of Birmingham is the 2nd most targeted UK university by top graduate employers (High Fliers 2020), and its 276 acre parkland campus is located just 7 minutes from the centre of the city. Birmingham Business School offers a variety of undergraduate business programmes including the International Business (BSc).
68th - Adam Smith Business School
The University of Glasgow ranks highly in terms of employability prospects, with 96% of students being in employment or further studies within six months of graduating. The University is made up of four colleges- College of Arts, College of Social Sciences, College of Science and Engineering and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science.
Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow offers a 12-month MBA which will "empower you with crucial skills and knowledge and provide you with the networking opportunities you need to accelerate your career."
72nd - University of Exeter Business School
Following the University of Exeter Business School’s ranking of 72nd, Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter Business School, said: “We are delighted to have claimed a coveted spot in these Financial Times rankings."
Located in the South West of England, the University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is ranked amongst the UK’s top universities. It has a vibrant community of over 23,500 students from 130 different countries represented across six academic colleges.
73rd - University of Liverpool Management School
With a rich history stretching back to 1881, the University of Liverpool is associated with 9 Nobel prize winners and is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, the UK’s leading research intensive universities. Students are taught in state-of-the-art facilities across three faculties of Health and Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering.
The University of Liverpool Management School offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in business and its associated subjects.
81st - University of Bath School of Management
The University of Bath School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools, in the Top 5 in the UK for Accounting and Finance in The Guardian University Guide 2022 and The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2022.
The University of Bath is a top 10 UK university, located in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
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