Excellent results for the Brunel MBA in CEO Magazine’s Rankings 2015

In results recently released by CEO Magazine’s new annual MBA rankings, Brunel Business Schools Masters of Business Administration has maintained its Tier One position in the European Rankings for 2015. In addition we have continued to rise up through the ranks and are now placed at 18th position in the Global Top MBA Rankings.

This is great news for the Brunel MBA programme, its students and Alumni. Congratulations to all.


The CEO Magazine states:

CEO Magazine’s new annual MBA rankings have been compiled based upon key performance indicators considered to be of interest and value to potential students. Thus, international diversity, class sizes, student work experience, faculty-to-student ratios, and faculty qualifications – both academic and professional – have been given considerable weight. With competition between business schools continuing to increase, it is important for schools to understand what students really want. Schools ranked highly by CEO Magazine have been successful in this goal.

Prof Amir Sharif, Acting Head of Business School remarked on the success saying:

“I am delighted to see our flagship Brunel MBA programme continue to be prominent in the CEO Magazine Global MBA rankings. As an award-winning and progressive UK business school, I believe our MBA programme provides a compelling mix of research-based knowledge as well as practitioner and self development insight in order to support the development of the next generation of business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.”

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REF recognition is the business for Brunel University London

Brunel Business School has found success in the 2014 REF

Brunel Business School has found success in the 2014 REF

The business education community has recognised Brunel’s success in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced last month.

Leading voice in the field, the Association of Business Schools, analysed Brunel Business School’s performance against the 100 other Higher Education Institute business schools in the UK that submitted to the REF.

The resulting league table, which places Brunel University London 12th in the UK, takes into account the department’s GPA (Grade Point Average), its volume of staff submitted for assessment and intensity of research.

The analysis is further recognition of Brunel Business School’s success, after the Times Higher Education’s own analysis placed the department 20th in the UK in its intensity research rankings – up from 65th place in 2008.

Elsewhere, Brunel made the 30th largest submission in the sector, and the 5th largest among London universities. In 2008, the submission to the then Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) was 8% smaller, indicating that the volume of quality research has increased.

The REF, which assesses the quality of research at universities across the country, placed 61% of Brunel’s submitted work in the categories of world-leading and internationally excellent, compared to just 43% in the RAE.

The Association of Business Schools’ analysis can be found here.

(This article first appeared on the Brunel University London website on the 13th January 2015)