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What are the best universities for Business and Management?

17 Dec 2020 - Barni Homden

Business and Management degrees cover a range of topics that are relevant to nearly every industry, so a degree from one of the best universities for Business is sure to impress future employers. Thankfully there are many universities in the UK and USA offering highly ranked degrees in the field.

So, what are the best universities for Business and Management in the UK?

Kaplan works with a number of business-focused universities in the UK, offering highly regarded degrees in business and management.

City, University of London

Students in central London

London is one of the world’s major financial and business centres, so you’ll be ideally located to study a Business and Management degree in the UK capital. You can do this at City, University of London, a career-focused university with links to both national and international companies. City also ranks a respectable 14th in the UK for Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide 2021).

Business with Finance, International Business Economics and Project Management, Finance and Risk are just some of the Business degrees you can choose from at City.

University of Birmingham

Meanwhile, the University of Birmingham  ranks 22nd in the UK for Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide 2021). Birmingham is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, and is based in one of the UK’s largest and diverse cities, offering you a truly international experience.

red brick universityhas a varied selection of Business degrees, such as Business Management and International Business. You can also study Business as part of a joint honours degree, such as Chemistry with Business Management and Law with Business Studies, so you can broaden your scope if you’re interested in more than one subject.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol enjoys a fantastic global reputation — in fact it ranks in the top 60 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021)! It also enjoys a ranking of 24th in the UK for Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide 2021).

Bristol, a member of the Russell Group, offers varied Business degrees including International Management and Management with Innovation. Many of these degrees offer the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad to enhance your experience. Plus, Bristol is the UK’s 4th most targeted university by top employers (High Fliers Report 2020) so a degree from here is bound to impress!

University of Glasgow

Students in Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is one of Scotland’s “ancient universities” and a member of the elite Russell Group. It’s also well-regarded for the quality of its Business and Management degrees, ranking 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021). Plus, at Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is a bustling business hub, so it’s a great place to study the subject.

Glasgow offers Business and Management degrees such as Business Administration, International Business and Management with Enterprise and Business Growth.

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is another member of the Russell Group, and it ranks among the top 20 universities in the UK for Business Studies (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), making it a great choice if you’re interested in this area of study.

Furthermore, the University of Liverpool Management School is part of a group of globally elite Management Schools carrying the triple crown accreditation of EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Indeed, AMBA only accredits the top 2% of Business Schools globally, which means only the highest-calibre programmes demonstrating the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

University of Nottingham

Students walking in the University of Nottingham campus

Located in the small and friendly student city of Nottingham, the University of Nottingham offers a great student experience. Nottingham ranks 20th in the UK for Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide 2021), so it’s a great choice for students wanting to gain a degree in the subject.

You’ll be able to choose from related degrees such as Business and Management, Food Production Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Nottingham though a Kaplan pathway course.

University of York

The University of York has highly sought Business and Management degrees. Well regarded in the UK, it enjoys a ranking of 15th in Business Studies nationally (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

The University offers students a choice of programmes, such as Business and Management, Engineering Management and Human Resource Management. You’ll enjoy a unique student experience in the historic city of York. It was even named the best place to live in the UK in 2017 (The Times)!

Best universities for Business and Management in the USA

The UK isn’t the only place you can get a great education in Business and Management. The USA has some fantastic Business programmes, and Kaplan’s US partners are some of the most highly ranked in the country.

Arizona State University

For example Arizona State University ranks a 35th in the USA for Business in U.S. News Education’s 2020 Best Graduate School rankings. Even better, it’s Master in Global Management, offered by the Thunderbird School of Global Management, is ranked #1 in the world (Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal)! ASU is located in sunny, metropolitan Phoenix, and is the #1 in the USA for Innovation (U.S.News Education 2021), so you’re guaranteed a cutting-edge education.

You can also study a wide range of Business specialisms at undergraduate level at ASU, with Business (Communication), Business (Global Agribusiness) and Business (Healthcare) just some of your options.

Pace University

Students chatting by New York's skyline

Pace University is also a great US destination for Business degrees, as its main campus is in the heart of downtown Manhattan in New York City, a global business hub and home to countless Fortune 500 Companies!

Pace’s great location is clearly reflected in it’s excellent reputation for Business, as it ranks in the top 9% of US universities for Business majors by salary potential (Payscale Salary Report 2018–19). At Pace, you can study Business Economics, Enterprise Analytics and International Management among other exciting programmes.

How to enter a university in the UK or USA

A Kaplan pathway course can help you gain entry to some of the best universities for Business in the UK and USA, so start your path to your dream career by searching for degrees below.


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