Looking for Graduates from University of South Wales MBA through UNICAF


Jewelc

Does anyone know of persons who completed their MBA at University of South Wales through the UNICAF scholarship?

Does anyone know of persons who completed their MBA at University of South Wales through the UNICAF scholarship?
quote
Duncan

I think the only UNICAF graduate on this site is: https://find-mba.com/about/Leaves_Eclipse

I think the only UNICAF graduate on this site is: https://find-mba.com/about/Leaves_Eclipse
quote

I think the only UNICAF graduate on this site is: https://find-mba.com/about/Leaves_Eclipse


I personally know individuals who have received degrees from the University of South Wales through UNICAF at an 80% discounted price. These individuals have received endorsements of these degrees through their national Governmental Ministries responsible for education. I have also noted that Duncan seems to have an obsession with discrediting the UNICAF program which is providing opportunities to developing countries (including African territories). I hope that there is no malicious or discriminatory intent (as there are costs/cons and benefits/pros to every situation - his focus is on the costs/cons). The program seems to be endorsed by the British Accreditation Council and UNICAF has partnered with the United Nations through the UNAI for meeting SDG  targets. It is clear that UNICAF and its partners do not have the seal of accreditation from the triple crown entities. However, this may not be needed by some graduates to pursue their respective and diverse career goals.  

[Edited by Zorro Rojo on Jan 10, 2022]

[quote]I think the only UNICAF graduate on this site is: https://find-mba.com/about/Leaves_Eclipse [/quote]<br><br>I personally know individuals who have received degrees from the University of South Wales through UNICAF at an 80% discounted price. These individuals have received endorsements of these degrees through their national Governmental Ministries responsible for education. I have also noted that Duncan seems to have an obsession with discrediting the UNICAF program which is providing opportunities to developing countries (including African territories). I hope that there is no malicious or discriminatory intent (as there are costs/cons and benefits/pros to every situation - his focus is on the costs/cons). The program seems to be endorsed by the British Accreditation Council and UNICAF has partnered with the United Nations through the UNAI for meeting SDG&nbsp; targets. It is clear that UNICAF and its partners do not have the seal of accreditation from the triple crown entities. However, this may not be needed by some graduates to pursue their respective and diverse career goals.&nbsp;&nbsp;
quote
Duncan

You will see that I speak in very similar terms about schools that lack triple crown or US regional accreditation, and in particular, those which don't even issue state degrees.  There's nothing special about UNICAF in that respect. 

Every school is accredited by someone. Because people on this website are often looking for an MBA to help them make a major career progression, it's appropriate to point out that [a] UNICAF markets using low-quality western universities, but many programmes lead to its own degrees, not theirs and even their Western partners are very poor universities, among the worst in their country. BAC is not a higher education specialist and does not grant the right to issue degrees. 

You will see that I speak in very similar terms about schools that lack triple crown or US regional accreditation, and in particular, those which don't even issue state degrees.&nbsp; There's nothing special about UNICAF in that respect.&nbsp;<br><br>Every school is accredited by someone. Because people on this website are often looking for an MBA to help them make a major career progression, it's appropriate to point out that [a] UNICAF markets using low-quality western universities, but many programmes lead to its own degrees, not theirs and [b] even their Western partners are very poor universities, among the worst in their country. BAC is not a higher education specialist and does not grant the right to issue degrees.&nbsp;
quote

You will see that I speak in very similar terms about schools that lack triple crown or US regional accreditation, and in particular, those which don't even issue state degrees.  There's nothing special about UNICAF in that respect. 

Every school is accredited by someone. Because people on this website are often looking for an MBA to help them make a major career progression, it's appropriate to point out that [a] UNICAF markets using low-quality western universities, but many programmes lead to its own degrees, not theirs and even their Western partners are very poor universities, among the worst in their country. BAC is not a higher education specialist and does not grant the right to issue degrees. 


First off, I challenge you to provide explicit, credible,  referenced evidence irrespective of the THE, Guardian and QS ranks, which state that the University of South Wales is of low quality. Please see below for quote from the  Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education:



Key findings
QAA's judgements about the University of South Wales
The QAA review team formed the following judgements about the higher education provision at the University of South Wales. The setting and maintenance of the academic standards of awards meets UK expectations. The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
 The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
 The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.


Good practice
The QAA review team identified the following features of good practice at the University of South Wales. The provision of high-quality, focused and accessible guidance on the recognition of prior learning for employers and applicants (Expectation B6). The role of University Link Officers in the support of current collaborative partnership operations (Expectation B10).

Source: https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/reports/university-of-south-wales-her-wales-15.pdf?sfvrsn=f46ef581_6








[Edited by Zorro Rojo on Jan 10, 2022]

[quote]You will see that I speak in very similar terms about schools that lack triple crown or US regional accreditation, and in particular, those which don't even issue state degrees.&nbsp; There's nothing special about UNICAF in that respect.&nbsp;<br><br>Every school is accredited by someone. Because people on this website are often looking for an MBA to help them make a major career progression, it's appropriate to point out that [a] UNICAF markets using low-quality western universities, but many programmes lead to its own degrees, not theirs and [b] even their Western partners are very poor universities, among the worst in their country. BAC is not a higher education specialist and does not grant the right to issue degrees.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>First off, I challenge you to provide explicit, credible,&nbsp; referenced evidence irrespective of the THE, Guardian and QS ranks, which state that the University of South Wales is of low quality. Please see below for quote from the&nbsp; Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education:<div><br></div><div>
</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Key findings
</div><div>QAA's judgements about the University of South Wales
</div><div>The QAA review team formed the following judgements about the higher education provision at the University of South Wales.</div><div> The setting and maintenance of the academic standards of awards meets UK expectations.</div><div> The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
</div><div> The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
</div><div> The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
</div><br><br><div>Good practice
</div><div>The QAA review team identified the following features of good practice at the University of South Wales.</div><div> The provision of high-quality, focused and accessible guidance on the recognition of prior learning for employers and applicants (Expectation B6).</div><div> The role of University Link Officers in the support of current collaborative partnership operations (Expectation B10).</div><div><br></div><div>
Source: https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/reports/university-of-south-wales-her-wales-15.pdf?sfvrsn=f46ef581_6</div><div><br>
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br></div>
quote
Duncan

Firstly, I don't understand why you would want to ignore the most respected rankings, especially since The Times and Guardian rankings are so widely respected in the UK. 

Secondly, is its ABSOLUTELY the case that every British university meets QAA standards. There is no question that USW is a real British university that meets the country's minimum expectations. However, there's a big difference between saying that the university is good enough to stay open and saying that it's of average or above-average quality.

However, USW is currently ranked 111th out of 121 UK universities for business: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies with the third-lowest score for research (among schools with data sufficiency). and the 8th-lowest score for graduate prospects. 

PS In the UK's three-layer (Gold/Silver/Bronze) scheme for teaching excellence (TEF), USW doesn't even qualify for bronze when every other university in Wales is Silver or Gold: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/teaching/tef-outcomes/#/tefoutcomes/   

[Edited by Duncan on Jan 10, 2022]

Firstly, I don't understand why you would want to ignore the most respected rankings, especially since The Times and Guardian rankings are so widely respected in the UK.&nbsp;<br><br>Secondly, is its ABSOLUTELY the case that every British university meets QAA standards. There is no question that USW is a real British university that meets the country's minimum expectations. However, there's a big difference between saying that the university is good enough to stay open and saying that it's of average or above-average quality.<br><br>However, USW is currently ranked 111th out of 121 UK universities for business: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies with the third-lowest score for research (among schools with data sufficiency). and the 8th-lowest score for graduate prospects.&nbsp;<br><br>PS In the UK's three-layer (Gold/Silver/Bronze) scheme for teaching excellence (TEF), USW doesn't even qualify for bronze when every other university in Wales is Silver or Gold: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/teaching/tef-outcomes/#/tefoutcomes/&nbsp; &nbsp;
quote

Firstly, I don't understand why you would want to ignore the most respected rankings, especially since The Times and Guardian rankings are so widely respected in the UK. 

Secondly, is its ABSOLUTELY the case that every British university meets QAA standards. There is no question that USW is a real British university that meets the country's minimum expectations. However, there's a big difference between saying that the university is good enough to stay open and saying that it's of average or above-average quality.

However, USW is currently ranked 111th out of 121 UK universities for business: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies with the third-lowest score for research (among schools with data sufficiency). and the 8th-lowest score for graduate prospects. 

PS In the UK's three-layer (Gold/Silver/Bronze) scheme for teaching excellence (TEF), USW doesn't even qualify for bronze when every other university in Wales is Silver or Gold: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/teaching/tef-outcomes/#/tefoutcomes/   


I don't understand why an educated (hopefully reasonable) professional like yourself cannot understand that university rankings are not the sole criteria for school selection. Many respected, reputable, and highly regarded schools in developing countries are ranked similarly to the University of South Wales in the THE and QS. However, the UNICAF scholarship is the determining factor in getting a better ROI due to the 80% scholarship. There are scientists, bureaucrats, engineers, technocrats, physicians, teachers and lawyers in developing countries who don't need a top ranked MBA to advance their career goals (which usually is not finance or banking). A more affordable option may be more suitable.

See links for further perspectives (including one academic piece) which speak about alternatives to conventional rankings:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephengavazzi/2020/05/22/need-proof-that-college-rankings-dont-matter-ask-the-editor-of-science/


https://www.mastersportal.com/articles/2023/5-reasons-why-university-rankings-are-not-perfect.html

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/why-university-world-rankings-are-meaningless-1.3929601

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20170105122700949

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405872616300570

https://www.mastersportal.com/articles/2023/5-reasons-why-university-rankings-are-not-perfect.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephengavazzi/2020/05/22/need-proof-that-college-rankings-dont-matter-ask-the-editor-of-science/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertfarrington/2021/09/27/is-it-time-to-ignore-college-rankings-experts-weigh-in/?sh=53d58ad45c90





[Edited by Zorro Rojo on Jan 10, 2022]

[quote]Firstly, I don't understand why you would want to ignore the most respected rankings, especially since The Times and Guardian rankings are so widely respected in the UK.&nbsp;<br><br>Secondly, is its ABSOLUTELY the case that every British university meets QAA standards. There is no question that USW is a real British university that meets the country's minimum expectations. However, there's a big difference between saying that the university is good enough to stay open and saying that it's of average or above-average quality.<br><br>However, USW is currently ranked 111th out of 121 UK universities for business: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies with the third-lowest score for research (among schools with data sufficiency). and the 8th-lowest score for graduate prospects.&nbsp;<br><br>PS In the UK's three-layer (Gold/Silver/Bronze) scheme for teaching excellence (TEF), USW doesn't even qualify for bronze when every other university in Wales is Silver or Gold: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/teaching/tef-outcomes/#/tefoutcomes/&nbsp; &nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I don't understand why an educated (hopefully reasonable) professional like yourself cannot understand that university rankings are not the sole criteria for school selection. Many respected, reputable, and highly regarded schools in developing countries are ranked similarly to the University of South Wales in the THE and QS. However, the UNICAF scholarship is the determining factor in getting a better ROI due to the 80% scholarship. There are scientists, bureaucrats, engineers, technocrats, physicians, teachers and lawyers in developing countries who don't need a top ranked MBA to advance their career goals (which usually is not finance or banking). A more affordable option may be more suitable.<br><br><div>See links for further perspectives (including one academic piece) which speak about alternatives to conventional rankings:</div><br><div>https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephengavazzi/2020/05/22/need-proof-that-college-rankings-dont-matter-ask-the-editor-of-science/<br></div><br><br><div>https://www.mastersportal.com/articles/2023/5-reasons-why-university-rankings-are-not-perfect.html</div><br><br><div>https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/why-university-world-rankings-are-meaningless-1.3929601</div><br><br><div>https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20170105122700949</div><br><br><div>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405872616300570</div><br><br><div>https://www.mastersportal.com/articles/2023/5-reasons-why-university-rankings-are-not-perfect.html</div><br><br><div>https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephengavazzi/2020/05/22/need-proof-that-college-rankings-dont-matter-ask-the-editor-of-science/</div><br><br><div>https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertfarrington/2021/09/27/is-it-time-to-ignore-college-rankings-experts-weigh-in/?sh=53d58ad45c90<br>
</div><div><br></div><div><br>
</div><div><br>
</div>
quote
Duncan

I don't know anyone who thinks that rankings are the sole criterion for school collection. I don't think that, and it's silly that you attribute that view to me. 

Just to be clear to readers, what Zorro is going here is a distraction. Zorro asked me to give evidence that USW is of low quality. More or less any quality measure ranked USW poorly, and so I offered some. Zorro's response is to disagree with something I didn't say and don't believe. 

I don't disagree that not every person needs an MBA from a top school and, indeed, not everyone needs a degree. However, my points are that there are better options available than USW and that many people come to Unicaf because of its arrangement with USW but then end up enrolling in courses that lead to Unicaf's private Malawian degrees rather than those from USW. 

I don't know anyone who thinks that rankings are the sole criterion for school collection. I don't think that, and it's silly that you attribute that view to me.&nbsp;<br><br>Just to be clear to readers, what Zorro is going here is a distraction. Zorro asked me to give evidence that USW is of low quality. More or less any quality measure ranked USW poorly, and so I offered some. Zorro's response is to disagree with something I didn't say and don't believe.&nbsp;<br><br>I don't disagree that not every person needs an MBA from a top school and, indeed, not everyone needs a degree. However, my points are that there are better options available than USW and that many people come to Unicaf because of its arrangement with USW but then end up enrolling in courses that lead to Unicaf's private Malawian degrees rather than those from USW.&nbsp;
quote
mba hipste...

Just to be clear to readers, what Zorro is going here is a distraction. Zorro asked me to give evidence that USW is of low quality. More or less any quality measure ranked USW poorly, and so I offered some. Zorro's response is to disagree with something I didn't say and don't believe.

This is absolutely a distraction, and thank you, Duncan, for sticking this out. 

Nobody believes that rankings are a sole criteria for school selection. But rankings info, combined with knowledge of major accreditation bodies, makes up a very large chunk of the qualitative and quantitate evidence needed to make the very important decision about which school to select.

[quote]Just to be clear to readers, what Zorro is going here is a distraction. Zorro asked me to give evidence that USW is of low quality. More or less any quality measure ranked USW poorly, and so I offered some. Zorro's response is to disagree with something I didn't say and don't believe.[/quote]<br>This is absolutely a distraction, and thank you, Duncan, for sticking this out.&nbsp;<br><br>Nobody believes that rankings are a sole criteria for school selection. But rankings info, combined with knowledge of major accreditation bodies, makes up a very large chunk of the qualitative and quantitate evidence needed to make the very important decision about which school to select.<br>
quote

I don't know anyone who thinks that rankings are the sole criterion for school collection. I don't think that, and it's silly that you attribute that view to me. 

Just to be clear to readers, what Zorro is going here is a distraction. Zorro asked me to give evidence that USW is of low quality. More or less any quality measure ranked USW poorly, and so I offered some. Zorro's response is to disagree with something I didn't say and don't believe. 

I don't disagree that not every person needs an MBA from a top school and, indeed, not everyone needs a degree. However, my points are that there are better options available than USW and that many people come to Unicaf because of its arrangement with USW but then end up enrolling in courses that lead to Unicaf's private Malawian degrees rather than those from USW. 


Thank you for acknowledging that some people may be satisfied with a USW degree through UNICAF, now we could put this matter to rest.

[quote]I don't know anyone who thinks that rankings are the sole criterion for school collection. I don't think that, and it's silly that you attribute that view to me.&nbsp;<br><br>Just to be clear to readers, what Zorro is going here is a distraction. Zorro asked me to give evidence that USW is of low quality. More or less any quality measure ranked USW poorly, and so I offered some. Zorro's response is to disagree with something I didn't say and don't believe.&nbsp;<br><br>I don't disagree that not every person needs an MBA from a top school and, indeed, not everyone needs a degree. However, my points are that there are better options available than USW and that many people come to Unicaf because of its arrangement with USW but then end up enrolling in courses that lead to Unicaf's private Malawian degrees rather than those from USW.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you for acknowledging that some people may be satisfied with a USW degree through UNICAF, now we could put this matter to rest.
quote
Kristara

I've read in some threads that Robert Gordon is a good university. But looking at the rankings, The Guardian and THE, RGU is on the place as USW. That said, is it fair to conclude that USW is a poor university?

Also, I think it is not good to discredit a university simply because they are at the bottom of the rankings. Should we say all universities below USW are poor? It is quite a lot if that is the case. And if they are all considered as poor universities, then should we say that the UK government has a "poor" minimum educational standard? In the US, there are a lot of good school, both regionally and programmatically accredited which did not make it into the rankings. But USW and other universities on the same boat made it. It is sad that for this website, the only criteria to determine if a school is good is if it is a holder of one major international accreditation as the people are saying here. Not to mention that "international" accreditation is technically not a correct term. In the US, programmatic accreditation is being used by most academics as they say that there's no such thing as "international".

[Edited by Kristara on Jan 11, 2022]

I've read in some threads that Robert Gordon is a good university. But looking at the rankings, The Guardian and THE, RGU is on the place as USW. That said, is it fair to conclude that USW is a poor university?<br><br>Also, I think it is not good to discredit a university simply because they are at the bottom of the rankings. Should we say all universities below USW are poor? It is quite a lot if that is the case. And if they are all considered as poor universities, then should we say that the UK government has a "poor" minimum educational standard? In the US, there are a lot of good school, both regionally and programmatically accredited which did not make it into the rankings. But USW and other universities on the same boat made it. It is sad that for this website, the only criteria to determine if a school is good is if it is a holder of one major international accreditation as the people are saying here. Not to mention that "international" accreditation is technically not a correct term. In the US, programmatic accreditation is being used by most academics as they say that there's no such thing as "international".
quote
Duncan

There is so much wrong with this post, it would take too long to start. The UK university ranking include ALL the UK universities. Being 111th out of 121 isn't great. It's not a matter of 'making the boat': the only way to avoid these rankings is to close. 

Programmatic accreditation is not specific to the US. It when the body accredits specific programmes (as AMBA and FIBAA do) rather than whole departments (as AACSB does). 

PS If you can point to a ranking that has RGU on the same level as USW, let us know. 

There is so much wrong with this post, it would take too long to start. The UK university ranking include ALL the UK universities. Being 111th out of 121 isn't great. It's not a matter of 'making the boat': the only way to avoid these rankings is to close.&nbsp;<br><br>Programmatic accreditation is not specific to the US. It when the body accredits specific programmes (as AMBA and FIBAA do) rather than whole departments (as AACSB does).&nbsp;<br><br>PS If you can point to a ranking that has RGU on the same level as USW, let us know.&nbsp;
quote
Kristara

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2021/sep/11/the-best-uk-universities-2022-rankings

Times https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2022/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats
USW is even 1 place better in the Guardian.

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2021/sep/11/the-best-uk-universities-2022-rankings<br><br>Times https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2022/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats<div><br>USW is even 1 place better in the Guardian.</div>
quote
Kristara

There is so much wrong with this post, it would take too long to start. The UK university ranking include ALL the UK universities. Being 111th out of 121 isn't great. It's not a matter of 'making the boat': the only way to avoid these rankings is to close. 
 


I missed to mention that I'm talking about the global ranking, specifically THE that USW and other UK universities made it while a lot of good US universities did not.

[quote]There is so much wrong with this post, it would take too long to start. The UK university ranking include ALL the UK universities. Being 111th out of 121 isn't great. It's not a matter of 'making the boat': the only way to avoid these rankings is to close.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;[/quote]<br><br>I missed to mention that I'm talking about the global ranking, specifically THE that USW and other UK universities made it while a lot of good US universities did not.
quote
Duncan

Can you name an above-average US university that did not make the THES ranking?

Can you name an above-average US university that did not make the THES ranking?
quote
Kristara

I don't see the point of this question. Above average on the basis of what? I can say hundreds and one can simply make again a remark that they are poor.

I was asked to provide a ranking with USW and RGU on the same level and I did. So I'm expecting an argument on how RGU is considered a good university while USW is not based on the ranking. 

My point is one cannot simply say that a UK university is a poor or low quality university considering the standard being implemented in the UK. There is no harm in saying one is great but there is harm in saying one is low quality.


I don't see the point of this question. Above average on the basis of what? I can say hundreds and one can simply make again a remark that they are poor.<br><br>I was asked to provide a ranking with USW and RGU on the same level and I did. So I'm expecting an argument on how RGU is considered a good university while USW is not based on the ranking.&nbsp;<br><br>My point is one cannot simply say that a UK university is a poor or low quality university considering the standard being implemented in the UK. There is no harm in saying one is great but there is harm in saying one is low quality.<br><br><br>
quote
Duncan

If you find any references to support your claims then let us know. I believe you are mistaken.  

If you find any references to support your claims then let us know. I believe you are mistaken.&nbsp;&nbsp;
quote
Kristara

But you don't provide either with yours. Claiming some UK universities being poor or low  quality without references.

[Edited by Kristara on Jan 12, 2022]

But you don't provide either with yours. Claiming some UK universities being poor or low&nbsp; quality without references.
quote
Duncan

You are mistaken. Scroll up to my post on the 10th where I provided links. I referred to the government's Teaching Excellence Framework, and pointed out that USW is the only Welsh university to fail to gain Gold, Silver or Bronze status. I also referred to USW's research rating, which is shown in the Complete University Guide I linked to. That reflects the government's Research Excellent Framework, in which USW is one of the four weakest UK universities in business and management. USW reported just three scholars engaged in business research. UWS and Sunderland produced the two lowest-quality research, with 60% or more of their research outputs scoring 0 or 1 out of five. https://results.ref.ac.uk/(S(j0cvf15sa3mktgf0mbbcxpjh))/Results/ByUoa/19 

I know you don't like rankings, but these are objective measures produced by the government to assess teaching and research excellence. 

You are mistaken. Scroll up to my post on the 10th where I provided links. I referred to the government's Teaching Excellence Framework, and pointed out that USW is the only Welsh university to fail to gain Gold, Silver or Bronze status. I also referred to USW's research rating, which is shown in the Complete University Guide I linked to. That reflects the government's Research Excellent Framework, in which USW is one of the four weakest UK universities in business and management. USW reported just three scholars engaged in business research. UWS and Sunderland produced the two lowest-quality research, with 60% or more of their research outputs scoring 0 or 1 out of five. https://results.ref.ac.uk/(S(j0cvf15sa3mktgf0mbbcxpjh))/Results/ByUoa/19&nbsp;<br><br>I know you don't like rankings, but these are objective measures produced by the government to assess teaching and research excellence.&nbsp;
quote
Duncan

With that Guardian ranking, I point you to their 2022 ranking for business: https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2021/sep/11/the-best-uk-universities-2022-rankings and make sure "Pick a subject area" is set to business. You'll see RGU at 44th and USW at 70th. Even so, the Guardian's rankings are geared heavily around value added, which favours schools that recruit less able students. If you compare the student quality, for example, the entry tariff at RGU is one third higher (155 points at A level and at USW it's 115). 

With that Guardian ranking, I point you to their 2022 ranking for business: https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2021/sep/11/the-best-uk-universities-2022-rankings and make sure "Pick a subject area" is set to business. You'll see RGU at 44th and USW at 70th. Even so, the Guardian's rankings are geared heavily around value added, which favours schools that recruit less able students. If you compare the student quality, for example, the entry tariff at RGU is one third higher (155 points at A level and at USW it's 115).&nbsp;
quote

Reply to Post

Other Related Content

Business School Accreditation: A Differentiating Factor for MBA Applicants?

Article May 23, 2018

Many of the world’s top business schools have only one accreditation. So, why would a school seek many more? Should prospective MBAs factor accreditation into their decision of where to apply?