The Open University Business School’s (OUBS) MBA course, based in Milton Keynes, has been positioned amongst the best in the world in the Financial Times Online MBA Rankings. This is the first year the FT have ranked online MBAs, with the OUBS featuring in the top 15 of national and international business schools.
Professor Rebecca Taylor, Dean of the OUBS welcomed the rankings of online MBA programmes by the Financial Times: “These rankings represent a real milestone in the recognition of online and distance learning MBAs and we are extremely pleased to have been placed in the top 15 institutions in the world.
“The OUBS has been evolving its MBA programme for the past 25 years to reflect the development and diversification of global business practices. We have a network of associate lecturers, who are also practising professionals. Combining their industry knowledge with our academic rigour presents an extremely powerful tool in terms of providing our students with practice based learning, which they can instantly start applying in their professional roles.
“In addition, we launched the revised MBA curriculum in 2011 in response to market demand, with a greater emphasis on international business and the global economy, whilst also providing greater opportunities for students to collaborate with each other and interact more effectively with our academics.
“We will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MBA programme this year and expect to exceed 25,000 MBA graduates by the end of the academic year.”