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OUBS ranked sixth in QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016

Seven UK business schools make the Top 10

QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016 logoThe largest-ever QS Distance Online MBA Rankings have been released by higher and business education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. As motivated learners attempt to balance their educational goals with their careers and personal lives, the online MBA programmes are becoming increasingly popular among candidates, while a growing number of employers are recognising the value of the MBA qualification delivered with the support of technology.

The QS Distance Online MBA Rankings attempt to provide such learners with the detailed information necessary to help them make optimal educational and career decisions. The methodology comprises eighteen indicators across six key areas, including the employability of graduates from each programme.

This year’s edition is QS’s most comprehensive yet, with thirty online MBA’s being ranked. The Open University’s online MBA has risen two places from 2015 to stand sixth in the 2016 rankings.

QS World Online MBA Rankings 2016 (Top 10)

Rank School Name Country
1 Warwick Business School UK
2 IE Business School Spain
3 Manchester Business School UK
4 Indiana University Kelley School of Business USA
5 Oxford Brookes University UK
6 The Open University Business School UK
7 Naveen Jindal School of Management USA
8 Strathclyde Business School UK
9 Durham University Business School UK
10 Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University UK

Of the thirty universities ranked, few manage to disrupt the UK-US duopoly, which accounts for nine and seventeen entries respectively. Nine of the top ten institutions hail from either the United States or the United Kingdom. This emphasises the way in which universities in these countries have taken especial initiative in trying to increase access to top-quality online education. Of the top thirty, only four do not come from these two countries.

The complete rankings can be viewed online.