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

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 Rankings

Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings
(The Exeter MBA)

4th in Europe and 12th Overall 2021

QS World University Rankings

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

Financial Times (FT) rankings

Financial Times


2021 European Business School
12th in
2021 Global Masters in Management
(MSc Management)


2021 Global Masters in Finance
(MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management)

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 Rankings, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020


51-75 Environmental Science & Engineering
51-75 Water Resources
101-150 Hospitality & Tourism Management
151-200 Oceanography

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 World University Rankings 2022 Exeter is ranked amongst the top 150 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Rankings 2022, two of the most influential global league tables.
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.
Complete University Guide 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.
Complete University Guide The Complete University Guide 2022 published in the Independent lists Exeter in 13th position in the UK.
The Guardian University Guide The Guardian University Guide 2022 lists Exeter in 15th position out of 121 higher education institutions.
The Times Sunday Times Good University Guide The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 ranks Exeter in 21st position in the UK.
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.