QS World University Rankings name Kingston University a top global institution for business courses
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Kingston University has been named among the top 100 institutions in Europe for business and management in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings.
The courses, offered at Kingston Business School, were featured in the 251–300 band internationally - placing them among the best 40 in the United Kingdom.
The recognition for the University's business courses follows hot on the heels of Kingston Business School joining an elite group of institutions awarded prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just five per cent of the world's business schools.
Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law Professor Ron Tuninga said the University's performance in the QS rankings was a result of its commitment to ensuring students benefited from a focus on teaching excellence, conducting leading business research, and developing strong international links with major firms.
"The entrepreneurial expertise within the Faculty has played a key role in helping the University produce more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in the United Kingdom during the last six years," Professor Tuninga said.
"Our commitment to helping give our graduates the edge when they join the workforce runs throughout our three-year integrated business courses, which give students the opportunity to spend up to nine months on a work or research placement, study overseas or start up their own business within their three year degree."
Widely regarded as being one of the most authoritative international university league tables, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers a total of 46 disciplines – highlighting the world's top-performing institutions in each academic area. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to compile the annual rankings.
In September, of the more than 20,000 universities worldwide around 3,800 were chosen by QS for further study and 900 made it to the final list for subsequent ranking. Kingston was rated the 52nd best university in the United Kingdom, and globally at 62 for international students and 213 for international faculty – measures which assess how successful a university is in attracting students and academics from other countries. Employers also rated the University 284th worldwide, placing it in the top 10 per cent of institutions perceived to be producing the best graduates.