Aston University’s Online MBA ranked 12th in the world

04/03/19   |  
Sat Jandu, Sr. Marketing Manager (UK)

The Aston Online MBA program, run in partnership with Keypath Education, is now ranked 12th in the world (Top 3 in the UK) by CEO Magazine Rankings 2019 - up from 37th place last year.  At the same time, the Aston full-time MBA program has maintained its maximum Tier One status.  The accolade means that Aston Business School is just one of seven institutions in the UK to achieve the top rankings. 

Simon Willans, Director of Provost Operations at Aston, said, "Aston is very proud of the recent CEO rankings and could not have reached the top 3 in the UK without the support and drive from our partners at  Keypath.  This is truly is an equal partnership which the MBA has benefited from though Aston's TEF gold standard teaching practices alongside Keypath's market-leading online instructional design and student support services.

The CEO ranking reflects the satisfaction of our students too, with amazing module feedback and program retention.  As a partnership, we continue to enhance our offering to the online community and strive to be the best that we can be."

Patrick Klein, Managing Director of Keypath Europe, said "Aston University and Keypath Education are working hand in hand to create an exceptional student experience, and I'm glad that our online MBA is being recognized by CEO magazine as one of the standout programs in the global marketplace.  Keypath, as a leading provider of Online Program Management (OPM) solutions, are very proud to have partnered with an institution as highly reputable as Aston.  

There are countless things we do on a daily basis to ensure that our students succeed in their learning journey - giving time access to the highest caliber of teaching staff, creating an intuitive virtual learning environment, optimizing academic content for online delivery, offering dedicated 1-1 student support and creating diverse international cohorts - just to name a few.  Having been re-accredited by AMBA in 2018 for the maximum 5 years is further testament to the quality of our delivery.

We are excited that our online MBA is growing from strength to strength.  Just a few years ago, we set out to bring our jointly managed programs to the forefront of the online learning space, and the recent CEO magazine rankings certainly show us that we're on the right track to do just that."

CEO Magazine's 2019 Global MBA rankings feature over 292 different MBA, Executive MBA and Online Programs offered by 144 schools in 25 countries.  The publication has been showcasing top business schools from around the globe since it first launches in 2008, before launching it's annual global MBA rankings in 2012.  The rankings system used is geared and weighted towards fact-based criteria which aims to provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review.

The Aston Online MBA is an advanced business degree that is designed for working professionals around the world who want the highly ranked and triple-accredited Aston University Business School experience in a flexible and personal online format.  It's a comprehensive online MBA program for ambitious professionals who are ready to take the next step, gain the ability to think like a leader, make decisions and execute what they've learned in the real world. 

“…I’ve loved how current and global the material is. There is also a diverse range of modules to choose from as your elective modules so that you can tailor-make your MBA and specialize in an areas that really appeals to you, if that’s the direction you chose to take. Students are able to interact with each other from all corners of the globe, which really gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network. It’s a wonderful program, and I'm loving every second.” Debbie Rangousis, current MBA student, South Africa.

To learn more about the Aston University Online Business Programs, please visit our website at

Read more about our Aston-Keypath partnership by viewing our Aston University Success Story.

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long-established university led by its three main beneficiaries - students, business and the professions, our region and society.  Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university's academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students.  Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.