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New UK Schools in the 2014/15 QS MBA Rankings

By Nicole Willson

Updated August 16, 2016 Updated August 16, 2016

Business schools in the UK were some of the clear winners in the 2014/15 edition of the QS Global 200 European business school rankings. Not only did 22 schools move up in the European MBA rankings, nine UK schools made it onto the ranking for the first time. Here’s a list of all the new UK schools on the ranking, including information on average GMAT scores where available and the work experience of their MBA cohorts.

1. Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Global 200 Ranking: 32nd

Average GMAT Score: N/A

Average Years of Work Experience: 8

MBA Programs Offered: Full-time, executive, executive (internal audit and risk)

City: Birmingham

Birmingham Business School’s industry partners include Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, HSBC and KPMG.

2. Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University

Global 200 Ranking: 34th

Average GMAT Score: N/A

Average Years of Work Experience: 5

MBA Programs Offered: Full-Time, Part-Time, Online, Information Management, Oil and Gas Management, MPA

City: Aberdeen

The majority of full-time Aberdeen MBA graduates (88%) took jobs in petroleum and energy. The average post-MBA salary is US$115,000.

3. Lancaster University Management School

Global 200 Ranking: 37th

Average GMAT Score: 601

Average Years of Work Experience: 8

MBA Programs Offered: Full-Time, Executive, Global Executive

City: Lancaster

The majority of 2012/2013 Lancaster MBA graduates (23%) took post-MBA jobs in consulting. Recruiters include Zinnov, Skye Bank, Grant Thornton, Deloitte and Tata Consultancy Services.

4. Kingston Business School, Kingston University

Global 200 Ranking: 43rd

Average GMAT Score: 550

Average Years of Work Experience: 3

MBA Programs Offered: Full-time, part-time, distance learning, executive  

City: Kingston (London)

Kingston Business School was the first business school to receive triple accreditation from AMBA for its DBA, MBA and pre-experience MSc.

5. Hull University Business School

Global 200 Ranking: 57th

Average GMAT Score: 500

Average Years of Work Experience: 3

MBA Programs Offered: Full-time, executive

City: Hull

In 2011, Hull University Business School become the 13th UK business school to receive crown accreditation status.

6. School of Management, Royal Holloway

Global 200 Ranking: 59th

Average GMAT Score: 575

Average Years of Work Experience: 3

MBA Programs Offered: Full-time, part-time, international management

City: Egham

Royal Holloway offers 12 core courses and 15 elective courses, as well as unlimited career coaching sessions.

7. Brunel Business School, Brunel University

Global 200 Ranking: 61st

Average GMAT Score: N/A

Average Years of Work Experience: 7

MBA Programs Offered: General management, aviation management, healthcare management

City: Uxbridge

Brunel Business School recently overhauled its curriculum and student recruitment policies. The school also moved its programs into the new £29 million Eastern Gateway Building.

8. Middlesex University Business School

Global 200 Ranking: 62nd

Average GMAT Score: N/A

Average Years of Work Experience: 7

MBA Programs Offered:  Full-time, distance learning, shipping and logistics, oil and gas, strategic management and leadership  

City: London

All Middlesex University MBAs need to complete a project in order to graduate which involves creating a business plan or market proposal. Students also go on a residential field trip.

9. Management School, University of Sheffield

Global 200 Ranking: 63rd

Average GMAT Score: 600

Average Years of Work Experience: 5

MBA Programs Offered: Full-time

City: Sheffield

The Sheffield University Management delivers a triple crown MBA program in facilities that recently underwent an £11 million GBP renovation. Graduates are fast-tracked to gain chartered manager status from the Chartered Management Institute.

This article was originally published in November 2014 . It was last updated in August 2016

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Nicole is the SEO manager of TopMBA.com, as well as a contributing author. She holds a BA in history and sociology, and a master's in library science. Aside from her work for QS, Nicole is a long-time contributing editor and administrator for WikiHow.

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