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University of Exeter Business School

League tables

Why choose us?

University league tables rank institutions and subject areas using a variety of criteria including entry standards, research assessment, student/staff ratio, drop-out rate, student satisfaction, degree classifications and graduate destinations.

European and Global rankings

The Economist - Which MBA?

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The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2022 

(Exeter MBA)

5th in the UK and 73rd Overall 2022

8th for student quality

46th for new career opportunities

47th for personal development and educational experience

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject

(Business and Economics)

Top 150 2022

Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Ranking

Corporate Knights’ 2023 Better World MBA Ranking

(The Exeter MBA)

1st in the UK and 9th globally

QS World University Rankings

Top 250 2024 QS Global MBA Rankings: World

The Exeter MBA

Top 100 2024 QS Global MBA Rankings: Europe

The Exeter MBA

Top 100 2024

QS Business Masters Rankings: Finance

MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management

Top 150 2024

QS Business Masters Rankings: Management

MSc Management

Top 50 2024

QS Business Masters Rankings: Marketing

MSc Marketing

Top 100 2024

QS Business Masters Rankings: Business Analytics

MSc Business Analytics

Top 20 2024

QS International Trade Rankings

MSc International Business

Financial Times (FT) rankings

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Global Masters in Finance

(MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management)

11th in the UK and 52th Overall 2024

9 out 10 score for overall student satisfaction.

11th for carbon footprint.

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Global Masters in Management

(MSc Management)

8th in the UK and 99th Overall 2022

7th for student satisfaction

30th for career service

‌‌FT logo 93rd European Business School Rankings 2022

CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings

‌‌Global MBA Rankings Tier One 2024 Tier One 2024

CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings (MBA)

The Exeter MBA

CEO Oneline MBA Rankings 2024 34th 2024

CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings (Online MBA)

Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship

Interdisciplinary rankings

Our academics are involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary research, particularly in the area of sustainability, contributing to the following ranking success:

Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

9 Geography
9 Ecology
19 Public Administration
34 Atmospheric Science
51-75 Earth Sciences
51-75 Environmental Science & Engineering
51-75 Political Sciences
51-75 Sociology

REF 2021

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

92% of Business and Management and 89% of Economics research is world leading or internationally excellent.

Business and Management Studies

  • 92% of our Business and Management research is world leading or internationally excellent
  • 100% of our Business and Management research has internationally excellent impact
  • We are 9th in the UK for our Business and Management research in the REF 2021**

Economics and Econometrics

  • More than 91% of our Economics and Econometrics outputs are internationally excellent
  • We are 17th in the UK for our world-leading Economics and Econometrics research

*Results based on research rated 4* and 3*
**Based on GPA score

Recent University accolades

Athena-SWAN-Bronze-Award The University of Exeter Business School’s commitment to improving gender equality has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.
 High Fliers logo Exeter is ranked 14th in the UK of universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2021-2022, according to the Graduate Market in 2022 Research Report.
Shanghai Ranking logo Exeter is ranked in the top 101-150 in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released by Shanghai Ranking.
 Times Good University Guide logo The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 ranks Exeter in 13th position in the UK. The University of Exeter has also been named as runner-up in the Guide’s ‘University of the Year’ award.
Complete University Guide logo The Complete University Guide 2023 published in the Independent lists Exeter in 19th position in the UK.
Guardian logo The Guardian University Guide 2023 lists Exeter in 15th position out of 121 higher education institutions.
Queens Award logo The University has four times been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize. The most recent award in 2020 was made to a team of scientists for the pivotal role they have played to expose the devastating effect that plastics pollution has on the health of humans and wildlife.
BUCS logo For the 2018-2019 season, Exeter finished 5th in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table. This ranks us as the top sporting institution in the South of England and Wales.