December 7th, 2010
A Bradford business school has been confirmed as one of the best in the country by achieving top ten status in a prestigious annual league table.
Bradford University School of Management has also been ranked as first in the North of England.
The School’s place in the Financial Times rankings puts it alongside the likes of London Business School. Cranfield School of Management and Oxford University.
Bradford has been ranked ninth in the UK in the FT’s annual ‘grand league table’ for European business schools. The rankings are based on a combination of league tables that assess the quality of Masters in Management, full-time MBA, executive MBA and executive education programmes.
Former students were asked how they rated the courses, the quality of jobs they have held since and their relative pay increases and to assess the qualifications, diversity and variety of nationalities of the school.
Dr Sarah Dixon, who succeeded Dr Arthur Francis as dean in September, said: “This ranking is excellent news for Yorkshire and will ensure we continue to attract top international students to our Masters and MBA programmes. “Our focus on business relevance, as well as our strengths in research are a large part of this success. We have some of the UK’s top academic names who inform their teaching with leading edge thinking and all this pays off in the quality of jobs that our students get all around the world.”
Dr Dixon said the aim was to increase the number of MBA students and the School is currently recruiting for its part-time executive MBA programme which attracts business and public sector professionals who are able to apply their learning to real-time business issues in their organisations.
Its full-time Masters and MBA programmes attract international students with managerial experience from 42 countries including India, China, USA and from South America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Companies working with the School and sending managers on executive education and accredited programmes include Morrisons, Pace, Hallmark, local authorities and NHS organisations. The first intake of the School’s corporate degree in partnership with Morrisons will start in January.
Morrisons is funding 20 under-graduates through a three-year degree course in food manufacturing, paying them a salary while they study.
David Cubitt, chairman of the Yorkshire IFA Forum, welcomed the School’s achievement. Mr Cubitt, joint managing director of financial advisors Beaumont Robinson, said: “ This is great news for the School and for Bradford and is very well deserved.”
Source: Telegraph & Argus