Liverpool Online MBA ranked top 10 by Financial Times


The Financial Times (FT) have today published their 2023 rankings of online MBAs, following the submission of data and alumni survey carried out earlier this year, the Management School’s online MBA has been ranked in the top 10.

Ranking first overall for ‘career progression’, the Management School excelled in alumni’s job seniority and the size of the organisations they now work for, compared with three years ago. Also, the average online MBA graduate saw an increase of 32% in their salary on completion from the online MBA to now’.

On the basis of ‘value for money’, the FT’s 2023 survey found the Management School’s online MBA to be third overall by taking into consideration alumni salaries, scholarships, fees and other costs as reported by graduates. ‘International mobility’ and ‘carbon footprint’ were also areas of success as the School ranked fourth across both categories.

Commenting on the success of the Management School Dr Lisa Day, Director of Online Programmes and Director of Studies Online MBA, said: “I am delighted that the Online MBA programme has been ranked in the top 10 FT ranking. Inclusion in this ranking reflects the quality of our triple accredited Management School, the experience and expertise of our faculty, the diversity of our global students and the career progress of our alumni.

“The Online MBA FT ranking underlines the University of Liverpool’s position as one of Europe’s leading providers of online postgraduate degrees.”

This year’s FT online MBA ranking features a number of School’s from across the country plus international Schools from Spain, United States and Italy. Additional criteria that the School was measured on include the number of international students, environmental, social and governance, overall programme satisfaction, delivery of teaching and value for money.

The University of Liverpool’s online MBA programme is delivered in partnership with Kaplan Open Learning. Commenting on the announcement, Nicola Pittman Managing Director of Kaplan Open Learning said:  “We’re delighted to see the online MBA from the University of Liverpool Management School achieve this important external recognition by the Financial Times.

“We have worked very closely with the University to bring Kaplan’s renowned expertise and award-winning virtual learning environment to the MBA programme and others. This influential ranking confirms the truly global appeal and reach of the University of Liverpool’s online study programmes, including the MBA.”

Find out more about FT’s ranking here and the Management School’s online MBA programme here.

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