University of Glasgow in new MBA global ranking
Issued: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 00:00:00 BST
Glasgow ranked 6 out of 23 in UK and comes 37th worldwide
The MBA programme is booming in Europe with over 700 programmes currently being offered. The Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are the only Scottish institutions of the nine UK establishments to make it into the upper half of the international ranking. Out of the 23 UK establishments, Glasgow is ranked as number 6.
US schools took nine of the top ten positions, and 33 of the top 50 slots. Only ten US schools fell into the lower half of the ranking.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has been surveying the views of MBA students for 14 years, and is in a unique position to provide a ranking based on the key factors students themselves highlight when they choose a business school. This emphasis makes the Economist Intelligence Unit's assessment the most student centred of the major rankings. In addition to data supplied by the schools themselves, over 18,000 MBA students and alumni were surveyed to give qualitative assessments of MBA programmes.
Elaine de Vries of the University of Glasgow Business School spoke of the significance of this global ranking,
'While North America continues to dominate the overall market, it is encouraging to see UK universities beginning to feature in these international tables. We are a small school and achieving this ranking is particularly gratifying because of the extent to which it is based on student satisfaction.'
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