Focused on sustainability, responsible leadership, innovation and technology, the triple-accredited Exeter MBA aims to inspire leaders for a better world

The Exeter MBA named among world’s best in The Economist's Which MBA? rankings 2021

The University of Exeter Business School’s internationally accredited MBA programme, The Exeter MBA, has secured a coveted spot in The Economist’s Which MBA? rankings 2021.

The rankings, which feature the top 100 full-time MBA programmes in the world, highlighted The Exeter MBA’s strengths in providing career opportunities, the quality and diversity of its students as well as personal development and educational experience. 

The Exeter MBA was ranked 65th in the world and 7th in the UK, rising 21 places from last year.

Jackie Bagnall, Director of The Exeter MBA, said: “I believe that being part of the Economist rankings for a programme steeped in ethical and responsible leadership reflects the importance of the approach taken by Exeter.

“We make explicit the responsibility that comes with the power attached to positions of leadership and through personal development equip students with the ability to ask tough questions and challenge established thinking.”

“It is fantastic to see a rise in our position in The Economist top 100 MBA rankings and being recognised as 7th in the world for student quality is so rewarding. We will continue to build on this success as we invest in management education that is inclusive and positively geared towards fair and equitable action in all areas of environmental sustainability and social justice.”

Each year The Economist surveys thousands of MBA students and asks them why they decided to enrol on a full-time MBA programme.

The Economist’s 2021 ranking criteria includes post-MBA salary, networking potential, student rating of the programme and range of electives as well as the diversity of students, faculty and recruiters.

The full ranking and methodology can be viewed on The Economist’s website.

The Exeter MBA is available to study full-time over 12 months at the triple-accredited University of Exeter Business School.

Focused on sustainability, responsible leadership, innovation and technology, the programme aims to inspire leaders for a better world.

For more information about The Exeter MBA, visit

Date: 22 January 2021

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