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Bradford online MBA tops 2017 Financial Times world rankings for career progress

Published: Mon 6 Mar 2017

The University of Bradford's School of Management Distance Learning MBA has been ranked the world's number one for career progress in the 2017 Financial Times Online MBA global rankings

One of just three business schools in the UK that make the rankings of the world’s top 20, the course has also been ranked number two globally in the value for money category for the second consecutive year, and this year has ranked third globally for salary increase. On average, three years after graduation, MBA graduates at Bradford have increased their salary by 42%.

The Financial Times measure career progress based on progression in the alumni’s level of seniority, and the size of the company they now work for, versus three years ago.

Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law Professor Zahir Irani said: “It is fantastic to see our Distance Learning MBA as the global leader for career progression and it is important to us to ensure our alumni are successful in their careers after graduating. International mobility is high on our agenda, and we are striving to ensure our MBA programme suits individual needs with the opportunity to study contemporary business issues.”

The School of Management has been ranked fifth in the world for international mobility and has not only been a pioneer in launching one of the world’s first distance learning MBAs back in 1998, it has 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.

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