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Financial Times European Business School Ranking: WU at place 41

In the most re­cent Fin­an­cial Times European Busi­ness School Rank­ing, WU placed 41st out of 95 ranked European busi­ness schools, up three notches from last year’s res­ult. WU already achieved ex­cel­lent res­ults in two FT pro­gram rank­ings: ‘Mas­ters in Man­age­ment’ (pla­cing 13th out of 100 world­wide pro­grams) and ‘Ex­ec­ut­ive MBA’ (tak­ing 45th place out of 100 ranked pro­grams world­wide).

95 lead­ing European busi­ness schools qual­i­fied for the Fin­an­cial Times’s 2018 European Busi­ness School Rank­ing. The res­ults are based on the schools’ per­form­ance across the FT’s five main pro­gram rank­ings. This means that the num­ber of in­di­vidual rank­ings a uni­versity par­ti­cip­ates in in­flu­ences the end res­ult. WU is rep­res­en­ted in only two of these global rank­ings: Mas­ters in Man­age­ment and Ex­ec­ut­ive MBA. In the European Busi­ness School Rank­ing, WU is the highest-­pla­cing school with only two in­di­vidual pro­gram rank­ings.

An ad­vant­age for gradu­ates

“We are very pleased with this res­ult, which con­firms WU’s ex­cel­lent world­wide repu­ta­tion. WU’s per­form­ance in the European Busi­ness School Rank­ing rounds off a very suc­cess­ful year for our uni­versity in terms of rank­ing res­ults. We are proud to rep­res­ent Aus­tria’s uni­versit­ies well in in­ter­na­tional rank­ings,” says WU Rector Edel­traud Hanap­pi-Eg­ger. “These rank­ing res­ults primar­ily be­ne­fit our stu­dents and gradu­ates. In today’s world, it’s not just what you study, but also where you study that is of in­creas­ing im­port­ance for build­ing a ca­reer,” Hanap­pi-Eg­ger points out.

WU ex­cels in in­ter­na­tional ex­per­i­ence

In the two in­di­vidual rank­ings that were used to de­termine its place in the European Busi­ness Schools Rank­ing, WU did par­tic­u­larly well in two cat­egor­ies: the in­ter­na­tional ex­per­i­ence of its stu­dents and the high salar­ies of its gradu­ates. Stu­dent ex­change pro­grams and in­ter­na­tional in­tern­ships are an im­port­ant part of WU’s Ex­ec­ut­ive MBA and Mas­ter’s in In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment pro­grams. Stu­dents who gradu­ate from these pro­grams are very suc­cess­ful in the job mar­ket and have a high aver­age in­come. The top two pos­i­tions in the rank­ing re­main un­changed from last year, with Lon­don Busi­ness School in first place, fol­lowed by HEC Paris. France’s IN­SEAD climbed from fifth to third rank in this year’s rank­ing, and the Uni­versity of St. Gal­len comes in fourth this year.

To view the com­plete rank­ing, please click here.

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