Outstanding ranking results for WU
Two of WU’s master’s programs achieved sensational results in the new QS Business Masters Ranking. Coming in at place 44, WU also did very well in the annual European Business School Ranking issued by the renowned business paper Financial Times.
The first-ever edition of the new Business Masters Ranking, issued by QS World University Rankings, includes two WU programs. WU’s English-taught Master’s Program in Quantitative Finance achieved an outstanding result in the QS Masters in Finance Ranking, coming in 22nd out of 131 programs ranked. London Business School took first place in this ranking. WU ranks ahead of institutions like New York University (Stern) (23rd) or the University of St. Gallen (25th). WU’s Master’s Program in International Management, which already placed 13th out of 95 programs listed in this year’s Financial Times Ranking, also scored an excellent 17th place out of 121 international programs ranked in the QS Masters in Management Ranking. First place went to HEC Paris.
The QS Business Masters Ranking is based on five different metrics. The two WU programs received excellent scores in three of these categories: “Thought Leadership,” which mainly includes research output and reputation indicators, “Employability,” which is based on a survey of 158,000 employers worldwide and graduates’ employment rates, and “Class & Faculty Diversity,” which takes into account the percentages of female and international students and faculty members. The two WU programs achieved above-average results in this category. The excellent results are all the more impressive considering that, due to data protection regulations, WU was unable to provide some of the information requested by QS in the “Value for Money” and “Alumni Outcomes” categories.
FT ranking: WU scores big with international experience
95 leading European business schools qualified for the Financial Times’s 2017 European Business School Ranking, with WU coming in at 44th place. The results are based on the schools’ overall performance across the FT’s five main program rankings. WU is represented in two of these rankings, the Masters in International Management Ranking and the Global Executive MBA Ranking. WU achieved good scores in these two rankings for 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. “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. “We are proud to end the year with such positive results and to represent Austria’s universities well in international rankings.”
Please click the following links for details on the QS World University Rankings: Business Masters Ranking and the FT European Business School Ranking 2017
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