10 Mar 2014

Open University MBA ranked amongst best in the world

OUBS ranked #13 in FT Online MBA rankings

OUBS ranked #13 in FT Online MBA rankings

The Open University Business School’s (OUBS) MBA course has been positioned amongst the best in the world in the Financial Times Online MBA Rankings. This is the first year the FT have ranked online MBAs, with the OUBS featuring in the top 15 of national and international business schools.

OUBS was ranked 13th in the FT’s global rankings of MBA providers, published earlier today, which featured just five European school, four of which were in the UK - Bradford University School of Management, Durham University Business School and Warwick Business School.

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Dean of the OU Business School welcomed the rankings of online MBA programmes by the FT:

“These rankings represent a real milestone in the recognition of online and distance learning MBAs and we are extremely pleased to have been placed in the top 15 institutions in the world.

“The OU Business School has been evolving its MBA programme for the past 25 years to reflect the development and diversification of global business practices. We have a network of associate lecturers, who are also practising professionals. Combining their industry knowledge with our academic rigour presents an extremely powerful tool in terms of providing our students with practice based learning, which they can instantly start applying in their professional roles.”

In response to market demand, the OUBS launched a revised MBA curriculum in 2011. The new programme has a greater emphasis on international business and the global economy also providing greater opportunities for students to collaborate with each other and interact more effectively with academics.

The OU Business School continues to evolve the MBA. This year OUBS will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of its MBA programme and expects to exceed 25,000 MBA graduates by the end of the academic year.

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