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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

Mon Jun 28 2021


5. Imperial College Business School

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.

4. Warwick Business School

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.

Read: Where Do Warwick MBA Students Come From?


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3. Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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.

Oxford MBA Application Insider

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.


2. Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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.

Read: I Used The Cambridge MBA To Start A New Career In Investment

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!


1. London Business School 

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.

Read: LBS MBA | Cost, Admission Requirements & How To Ace Your Application


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Student Reviews

Bayes Business School




On Campus

Best Journalism school in Europe

When I first stepped onto the campus of City, University of London, I knew I was in for a ride - and not just on the Tube! With its vibrant energy and an impressive repertoire of programs, City U became my home away from home. The Journalism program was kind of a big deal. Rumour was that we were the best in Europe! The lecturers were not just experts in their field; they’re practically journalistic royalty. They were invested, passionate, and had a knack for turning the most flat press release into a riveting news story. With their guidance, I’ve learned to navigate the chaotic world of media like a pro. The campus was a melting pot of every culture, being that we had such a diverse international crowd. Being in the heart of London, I had the world at my fingertips - there was always a new corner to explore, a hidden gem of a cafe to discover, or a street performer! City, University of London wasn't just a university; it was a chapter in my life story that I’ll never forget.




On Campus

Learning environment

The teacher-learner ration is manageable, giving each learner a chance to gain personal attention. It is also easier following up on the progress of a student, as the numbers per class is not large. the conducive environment for learning includes clean classes, standard desks, world class instructional facilities and the opportunity to engage lecturers even after their sessions. The team spirit at City is above board, with learners getting chance to learn both from instructors and colleagues. This is the university of choice; the place to be.




On Campus


I liked that each class had a manageable number of learners, making the professor-learner ratio favor knowledge acquisition. I also liked that study schedules were manageable, and not overwhelming. The focus on talents and gifts even within the learning environment makes it possible for learners to achieve the best of their potential, and this has worked to the advantage of those that have schooled at City, University of London




On Campus


The diversity at City University facilitates interactions and is a direction toward the unity of the world. The classes are well built to match the number and needs of all students regardless of the elements of diversity that set people apart. The use of technology in delivery makes learning even more interesting and achievable. At City University there is no distinction pegged on the issues that make people unique.




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The team of lecturers at the Uiversity are well experienced. Their level of insight and the methodologies of delivery works for the interes of the leaeners. My learning experience was largely boosted by the level of knowledge of the professors at the institution, and their passion to transfer the same to learners. I appreciate every class I attended because of the level of insight I was able to gather




On Campus

The best university I’ve been to

The campus and the people I've met have made it a wonderful experience. I was reared in a small town with a graduating class of only 88 individuals, so moving to City University was a huge adjustment for me. My dorm has more residents than my whole high school combined! I enjoy the atmosphere here, and everyone is so friendly. Outstanding academic options and a stunning campus. Really great from beginning to end. The educators genuinely love what they do, and the students are ready to learn. On or around college, there is always something to do with friends, and the social scene is particularly warm.




On Campus

Bayes Business School

As a student at City university attending Bayes Business School I would totally recommend choosing this university as the experience is exceptional with great social networking opportunities . Professors are significantly helpful, delivering with excellence and professionalism. Everyone is happy to help and make you feel welcomed in such an esteem university as City, offering exceptional development and guidance through out the course.




On Campus

Economics and Politics

Incredibly amazing university, the way they polish students and help them boost their morale and think intellectually is worthwhile. Many universities have international partnerships to allow exchanges between their students. The most obvious subjects for these opportunities would be those that involve languages, and the study of people and places.




On Campus

Clinical biology

I really like it it’s perfect for me with not too many people and not too few either. All the modules are amazing. I love the toy bar. I love all the societies that I’ma part of. Especially the colour Bollywood society