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Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking: WU takes 13th place

In the an­nual rank­ing of the world’s best de­gree pro­grams in man­age­ment by the renowned busi­ness news­pa­per Fin­an­cial Times, WU came in at 13th place this year, again se­cur­ing a place among the group des­ig­nated as the best by the news­pa­per. A total of 95 pro­grams made it into the rank­ing in 2017.

With its Eng­lish-taught pro­gram Mas­ter in In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment, WU achieved 13th place in this year’s Global Mas­ters in Man­age­ment Rank­ing, is­sued by the well-­known busi­ness news­pa­per Fin­an­cial Times. The pro­gram of­fers stu­dents from around the world an in­ter­na­tion­ally re­cog­nized man­age­ment de­gree with the op­tion of spend­ing a semester abroad at a re­spec­ted in­ter­na­tional part­ner uni­versity. Stu­dents also have the op­por­tun­ity to gain pro­fes­sional ex­per­i­ence by com­plet­ing an in­ter­na­tional in­tern­ship and get a head start by mak­ing con­tact with top com­pan­ies dur­ing their stud­ies.

WU suc­cess­fully rep­res­ents Aus­tria abroad

This most re­cent res­ult puts WU in the same league as pres­ti­gi­ous in­sti­tu­tions like Boc­coni Uni­versity (10th place), Rot­ter­dam School of Man­age­ment (11th place), and the Uni­versity of Man­nheim (12th place). WU is now ranked as the fourth best uni­versity in the Ger­man-speak­ing re­gion. “We are very pleased that WU held its own in the 2017 FT Rank­ing. This rank­ing makes our mas­ter’s pro­gram ‘In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment’ one of the best pro­grams in the world. This suc­cess is even more im­press­ive when you con­sider the fact that as a pub­lic uni­versity, we are in com­pet­i­tion with in­sti­tu­tions op­er­at­ing un­der com­pletely dif­fer­ent con­di­tions, for example with much bet­ter stu­dent-teacher ra­tios. Aca­demic rank­ings and our uni­versit­ies’ per­form­ance in these rank­ings often meet with criti­cism in Aus­tria, but in spite of this, WU man­ages to rep­res­ent Aus­tria pos­it­ively and at the same time to demon­strate that it is possible to per­form well in in­ter­na­tional rank­ings,” says Rector Edel­traud Hanap­pi-Eg­ger.

Mas­ter in In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment: Gradu­ate sat­is­fac­tion very high

Some changes were made to the rank­ing cri­teria and the weight­ing sys­tem for the 2017 rank­ing. This year, uni­versit­ies were ranked in 17 cat­egor­ies in three areas: alumni ca­reer pro­gress, di­versity (per­cent­ages of fe­male and in­ter­na­tional stu­dents and per­son­nel), and in­ter­na­tional ex­per­i­ence and re­search. Not only the uni­versit­ies were sur­veyed, but also pro­gram alumni; alumni re­sponses were weighted more heav­ily in the stat­ist­ical ana­lysis than the uni­versit­ies’ answers. The res­ults in de­tail show that 95% of WU alumni find a job within three months of gradu­at­ing. Alumni also praised the high level of goal achieve­ment and were over­all very sat­is­fied with the aca­demic pro­gram they com­pleted. WU is among the top uni­versit­ies in this cat­egory. Fur­ther areas in which WU ex­celled in this rank­ing in­clude its com­pre­hens­ive port­fo­lio of for­eign lan­guage pro­grams and WU’s in­ter­na­tional en­vir­on­ment. This aspect leads to higher levels of pro­fes­sional mobil­ity later in gradu­ates’ ca­reers and in bet­ter pos­i­tions in tenden­tially lar­ger com­pan­ies.

The top two re­main un­changed from last year, with Switzer­land’s Uni­versity of St. Gal­len in first place, fol­lowed by France’s HEC Paris, while Spain’s IE Busi­ness School came in third for the first time this year,

To view the com­plete rank­ing, please click here.


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