Bradford online MBA tops 2016 Financial Times world rankings for increasing salary

Published: Mon 7 Mar 2016

For the second year running the Bradford School of Management Distance Learning MBA has been ranked the world's number one for increasing salary in the 2016 Financial Times Online MBA global rankings.

On average MBA graduates at Bradford have increased their salary by 47%.

One of just three business schools in the UK that make the rankings, the course is also ranked number two in the world in the value for money category. Overall the University of Bradford School of Management is in the Global top ten, based on its three year average.

It is also rated as a global leader for its diversity, ranking number two in the world for its international mix of students, and tops the list for women staff in the faculty.

Thanks to that diversity, the course ranks fourth in the world for international mobility.

Director of Studies for the Distance Learning MBA, Dr Jay Muir, said: “The FT rankings are really pleasing. However, we are constantly seeking to improve and we are currently reviewing our online MBA portfolio, adding new subjects and features, ensuring that our MBA students have the opportunity to study contemporary business issues at a time, place and pace that suits their individual needs.”

Interim Dean, Prof Carole Howorth, said: “This is a great result for the school. I would like to thank our alumni for participating in the survey who provide feedback on the programme, their career progress and salary three years after graduation.

“Our alumni continued career success is a vital part of our success as a school. I was particularly delighted to see that overall the Distance Learning MBA alumni have achieved a 47% increase in salary.”

Prof Howorth added: “We remain committed to maintaining our good position in the FT rankings, continuing to build the fine reputation of the University of Bradford School of Management.”

The School of Management has not only been a pioneer in launching one of the world’s first distance learning MBAs back in 1998, it has more recently introduced the world’s first online MBA in Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy.

This MBA was conceived and developed with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to take the lead in a business curriculum focused on the principles of the circular economy and sustainable development.

The programme is endorsed by the United Nations for its support of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and supports Bradford’s strategy to be one of the world’s most sustainable universities.

Share this