Management School rises in The Economist WhichMBA? rankings

The University of Liverpool Management School has risen in The Economist WhichMBA? rankings to firmly embed its place in the global top 100.

In a table dominated by the big American business institutions, the University’s Management School was ranked four places higher than in 2016, rising from 100 to 96.

Professor Julia Balogun, Director of the Management School, said: “We are delighted to have not only maintained but improved our position in this very prestigious global MBA ranking.

“This is a testament to the quality and aspirations of our staff and students.”

The Management School was also rated second in the UK for opening up career opportunities for its students.

Professor Elaine Eades, who leads the MBA programme, attributes this success to the integrated career planning that forms part of the Management School’s MBA curriculum.

As well as impressive links with local and national employers, which are further strengthened through weekly masterclasses, each student is provided with one-to-one careers support by a dedicated MBA careers advisor.

Professor Eades said: “This year we have continued to develop this approach, to support students in clarifying their career aims and enhancing their skills of negotiation, networking and personal branding.

“The MBA can be a transformational experience, many of our students subsequently change roles and sectors and increasing numbers are becoming successful entrepreneurs.”

The global top five according to the 2017 ranking are all based in America, with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University taking top spot.

It is followed by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in second, with Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University following.

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of only 15 UK based schools to make the global top 100.

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