Economics and Management programme ranked top of the 2022 Guardian University Guide league table

The BA (Hons) in Economics and Management programme, which is run jointly by the Saïd Business School and the Department of Economics, University of Oxford, has once again been ranked first in The Guardian Best UK universities for business and management league table.

The programme, which attracts about 300 students annually, attained the maximum score of 100 to achieve the top spot out of the 118 programmes ranked. The final score for each programme featured takes into account eight different scores, which combine towards a total out of 100. These scores include what students say about their teaching, feedback and the course itself, the sizes of classes through the student-to-staff ratio, how much universities spend on teaching per student, and whether students’ academic performance improves at university (the value-added score). This year new data has been included on how many students get graduate jobs or go on to further study 15 months after leaving university.

Dr Pegram Harrison, Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Oxford Saïd, leads the programme with Dr Chris Bowdler, Associate Head (Undergraduate Students) and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics.

Dr Harrison said: ‘The students, staff, and faculty have worked hard to achieve this consistently excellent result.

Our students are among the very brightest in the University, competing with many more applicants for places, and performing extremely well when they get here. 

‘The staff and faculty who support them are among the hardest working and least recognised of our colleagues. Everyone involved deserves this welcome recognition.

‘These rankings, especially a long tenure we have enjoyed at the top, help us to continue attracting the highest calibre applicants from the UK and abroad.’

Oxford’s undergraduate Economics and Management programme regularly features first in UK business and management rankings and scores highly in global rankings – placing fourth in the 2021 QS World University Rankings for Management.

Oyindasola Bello, second-year Student Rep for the programme and holder of the TargetJobs Female Undergraduate of the Year, said ‘The learning facilities and staff here at Oxford are what makes Economics and Management the degree that it is, and it is a privilege to be on such a challenging, yet exciting and diverse course.’