International Business

Rankings & recognition

  • International Business is 5th in the national Keuzegids ranking

    The bachelor's programme in International Business is ranked 5th in the International Business category of the 2019 Keuzegids. 

    The Keuzegids Universiteiten offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

    Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)   

  • The programme is in the Top 3 in the national Elsevier Best Studies ranking, and 85% of students recommend it

    The BSc in International Business programme is ranked #3 in the Netherlands in overall student satisfaction, according to the Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ 2017 guide.

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

    Here are some of the highlights from the International Business programme:

    • 85% of students recommend this programme
    • 74% of students are (very) satisfied with the setup of the programme
    • 74% of students are (very) satisfied with the facilities

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

  • Innovative teaching at the School of Business and Economics

    Only 1% of business schools worldwide have been honoured with the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations. The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is one of them. The accreditations are awarded by the American AASCB, the British AMBA and the European-wide EQUIS. Have a look at what the international accreditation boards had to say about us:

    “A remarkably innovative teaching model”- AACSB (USA)*

    Innovative teaching: “The School has developed a remarkably innovative teaching model: the Problem Based Learning…it induces to teach in small groups of 15 students with a high quality of individual learning monitoring.”

    Strong international network: “This school has built a high quality International Academic Partners Network with some of the leading Business Schools. Student exchanges and double degrees have been set up to give a global education to the students and opportunities for more visiting faculty.”

    *These quotes are from the latest AASCB report   from February 2012. The next report will be available in Spring 2017. Quotes from the AMBA and EQUIS reports are currently unavailable.

  • UM is the fifth best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed fifth place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE '250 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'