WBS Distance Learning MBA best in UK and second globally in FT ranking

Warwick Business School has been ranked second in the world in this year’s Financial Times ranking of the best online MBA programmes.

The WBS Distance Learning MBA programme (DLMBA) has been ranked as the best in the world for five of the last six years.

The latest FT ranking cements its place among the world’s best online MBA courses, with further improvements to the course due to be made in the coming months.

This includes new specialisms in Social and Environmental Sustainability; Healthcare; and Entrepreneurship.

Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “These global rankings are incredibly competitive. We are proud that we continue to be ranked as the best online MBA programme in the UK and one of the best in the world.

Improvements planned for world-class online MBA programme

“Despite that success, we are constantly exploring ways to improve the quality and value we deliver. Having previously been named number one globally five years in a row, we plan to introduce several key improvements to the programme in the coming months, which will make this world-class course an even better experience.

“Working and learning online is increasingly important in the modern world. Our Distance Learning MBA provides participants with a truly transformative experience, a healthy balance between theory and practice, and a culture that challenges assumptions and believes in business as a power for good.

“It is designed to help participants to accelerate their career and increase their business knowledge and leadership skills without stepping out of work, allowing them to put what they learn into practice immediately to benefit their career and their business.

“It also allows them to connect with fellow professionals around the world, understand different cultures, and develop valuable business relationships.”

The average salary that alumni earn after completing the WBS DLMBA rose to $194,903 this year, despite the challenges facing the global economy.

WBS was ranked second globally for carbon footprint, reflecting the school’s commitment to delivering sustainability as an institution as well as teaching it.

It was also ranked fourth in the world  for sector diversity, underlining the networking opportunities available for students.

The Distance Learning MBA is a two-year course, which can be extended to three at no extra cost if necessary, and comes with careers support that continues after graduation.

This includes career consultations, executive coaching and the chance to join the School’s award-winning Mentoring Programme.

Full details and a table of schools can be found in the Online MBA 2023 rankings on the Financial Times website.