What are the best universities for Business and Management?

11 Dec 2016 - Barni Homden

Why study a Business or Management degree?

A Business degree, or a degree in a related field, can really help graduates take that first step on a rewarding career path. Just as importantly, it can also prepare them for navigating the ever-changing world of modern business. But which are the best universities for Business and Management degrees?

Many universities in the UK and USA offer degrees that can help students gain exposure to the business world.

Business and Management degrees cover a large range of topics that are relevant to nearly every industry. Management students pick up key skills in business and economics, human resources, information systems and management theory.

Graduates from the best universities for this field are highly prized by employers. A degree in Management is a key indicator of leadership and management potential. A degree from the best universities for Business represents a great investment in your future by giving you an edge in the job market.

What are our best universities for Business and Management?

Kaplan is partnered with a number of business-focussed universities in the UK, offering highly regarded degrees in business and management.

Business degrees are also available at some of our US partner universities.


City, University of London is renowned for its excellence in Business, and is home to the elite Cass Business School. Cass has an impressive reputation, and is among the 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

An incredible 90% of students with a Management degree from City, University of London, are in a professional or managerial job within six months of graduating (Higher Education Funding Council for England), and the University offers a variety of Management degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

City's prime position in the centre of London’s financial district ensures that the University maintains close links with employers and businesses. There are a wide variety of Business degrees available at City, as well as related degrees such as Marketing and Management.

Business and Management degrees at City University

The Business School at Aston University is also highly regarded, and enjoys triple accreditation too. The University is in the UK top 20 for Business (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018), making it an excellent choice for students interested in Business and related fields.

Students can access the impressive array of master’s degrees in Business and Management at Aston University with a Kaplan pathway course. Available subjects for postgraduates include Business Analytics, Organisational Behaviour, and Work Psychology and Business.

Business and Management degrees at Aston University

The University of Nottingham is another university with highly sought Business degrees in the UK. Ranked in the top 15 for the discipline (Complete University Guide 2018), the University has related degrees such as Management and International Management available for students via a Kaplan pathway course.

A degree in Business or Management from The University of Nottingham will give you thorough understanding of how business and organisations can succeed in a global environment. You’ll also be studying at the University of the Year for Graduate Employment (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017), with access to its fantastic careers service.

Business and Management degrees at Nottingham University

The University of Birmingham is ranked in the top 20 for Business in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018). Birmingham is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, and is based in one of the UK's largest and diverse cities.

The University of Birmingham has a varied selection of Business Studies degrees, such as International Business and Business Management. These are offered along with mixed degrees that feature a year in industry, such as Electronic Engineering with Business Management.

Business and Management degrees at Birmingham University

The University of Westminster offers a fantastic range of Management degrees. The University is based in the very heart of London, one of the world’s leading city’s for international business. Choosing a degree in Management at the University of Westminster means that you will experience some of the very best teaching in the subject the UK has to offer (ranked in the top 15 for 'value added' in the Guardian University Guide 2018).

Business and Management degrees at Westminster University

Bournemouth University also offers international students a great opportunity to prepare for a career in Business. Bournemouth University is ranked in the UK top 10 for Business and Management research impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has a superb track record of granting students work placements, providing highly valued practical experience.

bournemouth business centre

Northeastern University in Boston, USA, offers a wide variety of Business and Management degrees at the highly respected D’Amore-McKim Business School, ranked in the top 25 in the USA (Bloomberg 2016). Northeastern University also gives students access to the No. 1 ranked undergraduate internship and work placement programme in the entire country (Bloomberg 2016).

northeastern business

The University of Tulsa also has great Business degrees for students to consider. Tulsa's Business School is AACSB-accredited (the same accreditation as Harvard), and has excellent careers services for international students. If you study a Business degree at Tulsa, you can therefore expect great career opportunities!

tulsa business degree

How to study Business or Management in the UK or USA

Kaplan offers international students pathways to Business and Management degrees from top universities in the UK and USA, and the chance for you to gain valuable career connections while studying abroad. Find Business degrees in the UK or use our US degree finder to find Business degrees in the USA.

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