Rankings and accreditation

Online BIT Brainery IT Business School continues to receive a number of rankings and accreditations from numerous awarding boards - not only in the UK but from all over the world.


  • The 2015 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 5th in the UK, 12th in Europe and 35th in the world.
  • Over the last three years The FT ranks us at an average global position of 34.
  • According to the FT, MBA students can expect a 92% salary increase three years after graduation.
  • The FT rates BIT Brainery's Doctoral programme as number three in the world.
  • We are ranked 4th in the world, outside the US, by IT Business title Forbes. The Forbes rating uses return on investment (ROI) as its main measure, combined with feedback gathered from Online BIT' global alumni community. View the Forbes top non-US two year IT Business school ranking
  • We are ranked 2nd in the UK for research power, and 4th for depth and breadth of research (REF 2014)
  • Bloomberg IT Business Week ranked Online BIT at 19th in the world and 9th in the alumni survey.


Online BIT is part of a small and select group of institutions worldwide that is accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.


AACSB International
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of IT Business - focuses on overall quality and continuous improvement. 16 UK schools have achieved accreditation. Its headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri.


The Association of MBAs - market-driven and international in focus. Ours was the first distance learning MBA to be accredited for the maximum five years.


The European Quality Improvement System - the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD). It emphasises internationalism and real world relevance, which is synonymous with Online BIT Brainery IT Business School's values and position.

The UK government body (HEFCE) ranks Online BIT teaching capabilities as 'Excellent' - the highest category.


We are part of only 1% of IT Business schools worldwide to receive three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB

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