The UNIVERSITY of Bradford’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) has once again been ranked in the world’s top 10 by the Financial Times.

In the same league table, it was also ranked at number one for value for money.

The University’s online distance learning MBA has featured in the FT’s global rankings for several years, and has consistently been within the top tier of global business schools offering online MBA programmes.

The ranking also follows the University’s School of Management being named Business School of the Year at the Times Higher Education.

Professor Sankar Sivarajah, Head of the School of Management, said: “This is another proud moment for the school and is a testament to our commitment to widen access to quality management education.”

Dr Natalie Wilmot, Deputy Head of School, added: “The rankings demonstrate to employers, our alumni, and our students the high-quality management education which we consistently provide, and the transformative effect that studying a Bradford MBA has for both personal and professional development."

The FT’s global rankings includes factors such as salary, career progression, the number of female and international students enrolled on the course, course costs and overall satisfaction ratings.

According to the FT, University of Bradford’s online MBA is also ranked above average for percentage of female academics in the faculty, fourth highest for number of international students, and fourth for international mobility.

Gina-Maria Singh is Operations Director (EMEA and UK) for cookware supplier Meyer UK and is currently two years into her online MBA at Bradford.

The 52-year-old has already worked for several large companies in various roles, and said the MBA has “opened up new ways of thinking” for her.

“Everything we have done has been relevant to my work, so in the boardroom, I’m able to think outside the box and entertain new theories”, she said.

Gina-Maria’s path into the boardroom has not been easy, however.

She left school with no qualifications, and in 2021 was diagnosed as dyslexic, and has dyscalculia.

“In the world of work, I’ve managed to take advantage of opportunities that were presented to me”, she said.

“The decision to go back to education was driven by a desire to understand that there might be different ways of doing things, and strategy has always been something that’s important to me.

“When I started looking at MBAs, it was Bradford that ticked all the boxes, and I can do nothing but recommend Bradford in the highest sense for its MBA.”