Warwick Business School (WBS) have been ranked second in the world in the QS Distance Online Master in Business Administration (MBA) table for 2017.
The distance learning course was rated highly in surveys by employers. This follows WBS’s rankings by the Financial Times in second and first place in the UK.
The online course combines online lectures, multimedia study materials, an interactive my.wbs platform, and a virtual classroom at WBSLive, offering one face-to-face module with two weeks at Warwick campus. Lasting for three years, the course is taken part time.
“Our Distance learning MBA has led the way in online learning and is consistently highly ranked by QS and the Financial Times,” Dean of WBS, Professor Andy Lockett said.
“Such a standing is testament to the hard work of our staff and students plus the ongoing investment makes in the latest cutting edge technology, so our students have the best possible learning experience.”
“We have a student population rich in international diversity, and through our online platform my.wbs they can connect and learn with others from right across the globe. Plus, they are being taught by a truly global faculty,” he added.
“Such diversity adds to the richness of the learning experience for our students and provides them with heightened levels of global and cultural acumen, something that is truly valued in today’s workplace.”
This year is the largest QS online MBA ranking with employer reputation as the highest weighting of the six indicators used to form the list. WBS were placed with 93% employer reputation, where student quality, established in market, faculty and teaching, class experience, and diversity were the remaining indicators.
The my.wbs platform gives students the opportunity to engage with lectures in real time, and global students are given the opportunity to visit campus for Warwick Weeks for face-to-face learning and networking.
“The QS Distance Online MBA ranking is unique in evaluating opportunities for interaction with class-mates and professors as well as looking at the reputation with employers,” CEO at QS, Nuncio Quacquarelli said.
“The technology behind online learning continues to advance improving the learner experience. But data on completion rates and employer feedback reinforces the view that the blended model including some physical meet-ups is most effective.”