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QS Business Masters Rankings: Two WU master’s programs in the top 20 again

The annual World University Rankings issued by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) are among the best-known higher education rankings worldwide, alongside the THE rankings. In addition to university rankings, QS also publishes program-specific rankings as part of the QS Business Masters Rankings. Two English-taught WU programs achieved excellent positions again in the 2018 rankings: In the Masters in Finance ranking, WU’s Master’s Program in Quantitative Finance came in 20th out of a total of 159 programs ranked, and WU’s Master’s Program in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control came in 18th out of 135 programs ranked in the Masters in Management Ranking.

The QS rankings are primarily based on data from surveys of academics and employers. The QS Business Masters Rankings are compiled on the basis of five key metrics. “We are extremely pleased with these results. They confirm WU’s excellent worldwide reputation, both in research and in the business world, and they show that our master’s graduates are highly competitive internationally,” says WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger.

Successful alumni

The two WU programs received excellent scores in two of the five categories: “Employability,” which is based on a survey of 42,000 employers worldwide and graduates’ employment rates, and “Thought Leadership,” which mainly includes research output and reputation indicators. The two WU programs also achieved above-average results in the category “Diversity,” which takes into account the percentages of female and international students and faculty members, and in the “Alumni Outcomes” category, which measures the success of program alumni.

Please click the following link for details on the QS Business Masters Rankings.

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