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

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject

(Business and Economics)

Top 150 2022

Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Ranking

Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Ranking

(The Exeter MBA)

6th in Europe and 14th Overall 2022

QS World University Rankings

Top 100 2022 Masters in Finance
(MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management)
Top 150 2022 Masters in Management
(MSc Management)
Top 200 2022 MBA
(Exeter MBA)

QS International Trade rankings

‌‌ Top 100 2023 MSc International Business

Financial Times (FT) rankings

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Global Masters in Finance

(MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management)

10th in the UK and 50th Overall 2022

5th for student satisfaction

17th for career progress

 

Global Masters in Management

(MSc Management)

8th in the UK and 99th Overall 2022

7th for student satisfaction

30th for career service

 

‌‌ 93rd 2022 European Business School

CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings - The Exeter MBA

Tier One 2022 CEO Magazine European MBA Rankings
73rd 2022 CEO Magazine Global Executive MBA Rankings

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

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 of Exeter 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.
QS Stars university ratings Exeter has been awarded a top five-star score overall in the QS Stars University Ratings 2021, a prestigious rating system of global universities. Exeter is one of 16 universities in the UK and one of only four Russell Group universities to receive 5 stars or above in the most recent QS Stars University Ratings. Confirming the breadth of excellence across teaching, research, employability and other key indicators.
  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.
Exeter is ranked in the top 101-150 in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released by Shanghai Ranking.
  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 The Complete University Guide 2023 published in the Independent lists Exeter in 19th position in the UK.
The Guardian University Guide The Guardian University Guide 2023 lists Exeter in 15th position out of 121 higher education institutions.
Queen's Anniversary Prize 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.
British Universities and Colleges Sport 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.