15 Best Business Schools In The UK
Where should you study in the UK? Here’s the best business schools in the UK for MBA and business master’s programs
Financial Times MBA rank: 44
Financial Times MiM rank: 10
London’s global outlook is reflected in its business schools, and Imperial is no exception: 20 different nationalities are represented across the average Imperial MBA class.
As well as the networking opportunities that come with a global cohort, Imperial also offers plentiful resources when it comes to entrepreneurship. The MBA boasts an Entrepreneurial Journey module, designed to help students develop and implement startup ideas in a supported environment with the best chances of success. All this makes Imperial one of the best business schools in London.
Financial Times MBA rank: 32
Financial Times MiM rank: 16
Warwick is famous within the UK for its imposing castle and Tudor architecture and known internationally for being home to one of the best business schools in the UK.
According to the Financial Times, Warwick MBA grads increase their salaries by 76% post-graduation, and Warwick boasts the highest percentage of graduates who secure jobs within three months of graduating of any UK school in the ranking, at 96%.
Warwick’s Online MBA is ranked best in the world by the Financial Times and its Executive MBA is ranked best in the UK by the Economist.
The Top 3 UK Business Schools
Financial Times MBA rank: 17
Third in our list of the top business schools in the UK, Oxford Saïd Business School boasts one of the most highly-educated faculties in the UK, with 100% of MBA professors holding doctoral degrees.
For international student too, it’s a haven: 92% of the Oxford MBA class come from outside the UK. While many UK programs favor small intimate cohorts, your network at Oxford Saïd will be slightly larger, as the MBA class size is typically over 300.
Want to ace your Oxford MBA application? Find out what Liam Kilby, admissions director at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, looks for in MBA candidates in our MBA Application Insider.
Financial Times MBA rank: 16
Much like Oxford, a business degree from Cambridge blends the fairytale experience of life on a historic campus with cutting-edge business learning and a global outlook.
41 nationalities were represented in the Cambridge Judge MBA class of 2021, with 96% of students switching country, function, or industry after their MBA. The school also offers an Entrepreneurship Concentration and access to the Accelerate Cambridge startup accelerator, ideal for those with entrepreneurial ambitions.
Jin Hu has a PhD in chemistry, but she was after a career move away from her technical background. She used the Cambridge MBA to launch a new career in investment!
Financial Times MBA rank: 2
Financial Times MiM rank: 4
No list of the best business schools in the UK would be complete without London Business School.
LBS MiM graduates earn more than any other graduates in the UK at nearly $97,000 on average three years after graduation, according to the FT. LBS MBA graduates also earn the most and increase their salaries more than grads from any other UK school.
Besides career progression and a world-class reputation, LBS programs also offer a strong degree of flexibility. The MiM can be completed in 12-15 months, and the MBA offers exit points at 15, 18, and 21 months.