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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.

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