Bradford Business School rockets up rankings

24 June 2014 By Northern Lights

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PrintBradford University School of Management has soared 65 places up the Guardian University Guide 2015 rankings less than a month after being named one of the best in the country for teaching marketing skills in the Complete University Guide.

The school’s business, management and marketing teaching was ranked 34th in the UK in the new 2015 league, up from 99th place last year.

The prestigious annual survey revealed an increase in all of the test fields, with the biggest increases coming in student satisfaction with teaching, the courses and feedback. The Guardian’s overall score climbed from 43.3 in 2014 to 70.6 this year, putting Bradford in the top three in Yorkshire.

Last month, Bradford was ranked 14th for marketing out of all UK universities in a separate league. That research also revealed the school had improved rankings in all four listed subjects in the league, including Business & Management, Accounting & Finance and Law.

The Complete University Guide 2015 rankings also confirmed that students hold teaching at the school in high regard, with student satisfaction ranked 4.06 out of a maximum of five.

The Guardian league differs from others because it carefully combines scores for the aspects of university life that matter most to students before then ranking the universities. Key questions like how good is the teaching, what do others think of the courses and do students stand a good chance of finding a job when they graduate are all included in the analysis.

The Complete University Guide uses a wealth of data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency to create an annual league table of the UK’s top performing universities.

Jon Reast, Dean at Bradford University School of Management said:  “I’m proud to say we have always been at the leading edge of business education and research and we are determined to remain a world leading institution.

“These latest league tables help to illustrate exactly what Bradford can offers students – top quality teaching, globally-recognised courses and, most importantly, fantastic opportunities for their future careers.

“To be ranked among the best in the country at teaching critical business skills is very satisfying and is a reflection of the quality of the education you can expect to receive from Bradford.

“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary year, we are continuing to work hard to raise our standards and improve our offer to businesses and, most importantly, want to ensure our students get as much out of their time here as possible.

“We are delighted to see rankings improve across the board and also to see that our students are hugely satisfied with their experience of Bradford.”

Bradford University School of Management is one of only 59 business schools in the world to be awarded the elite ‘Triple Crown’ with kitemark accreditations from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs).

To read the Guardian University Guide 2015, visit

For further information about this year’s Complete University Guide rankings, visit

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