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WU at place 13 in Financial Times Global Masters in Management ranking

In the an­nual rank­ing of the world’s best de­gree pro­grams in man­age­ment by the renowned busi­ness news­pa­per Fin­an­cial Times, WU re­mained at 13th place this year, once again se­cur­ing a place among the group des­ig­nated as the best by the news­pa­per. A total of 100 pro­grams made it into the rank­ing in 2018, five more than last year. The Uni­versity of St. Gal­len keeps its pos­i­tion in the top spot.

With its Eng­lish-taught Mas­ter’s Pro­gram in In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment, WU achieved 13th place again in the 2018 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 main­tains an ex­cel­lent in­ter­na­tional rank­ing pos­i­tion

The 2018 rank­ing lists WU as the second-best uni­versity in the Ger­man-speak­ing re­gion. This res­ult puts WU in the same league as pres­ti­gi­ous in­sti­tu­tions like Spain’s ESADE Busi­ness School (11th place), the Stock­holm School of Eco­nom­ics (12th place), and the Uni­versity of Man­nheim (14th place). “The WU mas­ter’s in In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment is one of the lead­ing pro­grams world­wide. In­ter­na­tional 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 demon­strates that it is possible to per­form well in in­ter­na­tional rank­ings,” says Rector Edel­traud Hanap­pi-Eg­ger. “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.”

Mas­ter’s in In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment: High levels of gradu­ate sat­is­fac­tion

In the FT rank­ing, uni­versit­ies are 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 are sur­veyed, but also pro­gram alumni; their re­sponses are weighted more heav­ily in the stat­ist­ical ana­lysis than the uni­versit­ies’ answers. In de­tail, the res­ults show that 96% of WU alumni find a job within three months of gradu­at­ing. WU also again ex­celled with its com­pre­hens­ive port­fo­lio of for­eign lan­guage courses and its in­ter­na­tional en­vir­on­ment. This aspect leads to higher levels of pro­fes­sional mobil­ity later in gradu­ates’ ca­reers and in bet­ter pos­i­tions at lar­ger com­pan­ies. WU has also achieved an ex­cel­lent res­ult in the “value for money” cat­egory, where it is at 11th place.

The top two pos­i­tions re­main un­changed from last year, with Switzer­land’s Uni­versity of St. Gal­len in first place, fol­lowed by France’s HEC Paris, while Lon­don Busi­ness School comes in third this year. To view the com­plete rank­ing, please click here.

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