MBA in the UK can be a life changing experience and an investment for life. A business degree from a good school can give your CV a serious boost and bump up your salary considerably. Needless to say, an MBA degree costs a small fortune, so it is well worth doing the research before taking the plunge.
League tables can be a point of start and can enable you to narrow down your options in a bewildering spectrum of choices. However, it may not be as straightforward as that. The rankings are best treated as a basic guide, and it could be worth delving a bit into the campus, student life and support available within the institutions.
A total of 13 British business schools are included in the top 100 list drawn out by the Financial Times Best Business Schools 2017. And they are listed below in ascending order:
- Durham University (Financial Times ranking: 75th)
- Cranfield University (Financial Times ranking: 53rd)
- Imperial College London (Financial Times ranking: 45th)
- Warwick University (Financial Times ranking: 44th)
- Lancaster University (Financial Times ranking: 42nd)
- City, University of London (Financial Times ranking: 37th)
- University of Oxford (Financial Times ranking: 33rd)
- The University of Manchester (Financial Times ranking: 30th)
- London Business School (Financial Times ranking: 6th)
- University of Cambridge (Financial Times ranking: 5th)
One may be advised that these are the most sought after business schools and also have the tuition fees to match their reputation. But do not worry. Many schools also offer scholarships and bursaries, which may be worth checking.
An MBA in the UK is recognised across the globe, and along with the other advantages of the course itself, a student has the permission to work for 20 hours a week during term time and full time during holidays.
Several other business schools apart from the top brass are spread across the UK and offer a very high standard of education at competitive rates. So if you are inspired by the prospects a business degree can offer, take a step in the right direction. With a fall in the rate of sterling caused by Brexit, this may be the opportune moment for international students to avail of the lower fees and expenses and make a start for that dream career.