Digital Business and Economics

Rankings & recognition

  • Triple Crown accreditation

    Triple Crown Accreditation School of Business and Economics Maastricht University

    Only 1% of business schools worldwide have been honoured with the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations. The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of them. The accreditations are awarded by the American AASCB, the British AMBA and the European-wide EQUIS, which evaluate the curricula, organisation, staff qualifications, students and management of candidate schools. In SBE alumni, employers know they’re getting top graduates, with a top education, from a top School.

  • Our students rated the School of Business and Economics among the top 46 leading Positive Impact Schools

    SBE UM PIR 2021

    Once again, our students rated the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics as a Level 4 Transforming School in the Positive Impact Rating 2022. A Level 4 business school is acknowledged as having a positive impact culture, embedded in governance and systems, with visible results progress in many impact dimensions. 

    For the Positive Impact Rating (PIR) students from around the world assessed their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the world. With this rating, PIR aims to measure how business schools contribute to solving societal challenges. The School of Business and Economics will use this rating as a tool to help us continue to increase our positive impact and become a pioneering force for change!

  • Financial Times lauded SBE in best practice examples of sustainability, ethics and social purpose in teaching and education methods

    Financial Times best practices SBE social purpose

    Our School of Business and Economics has been lauded among the best in the world when it comes to sustainability, ethics and social purpose, by business news outlet the Financial Times.

    In a bid to showcase best practices in business schools across the globe, the Financial Times has published a list of universities, promoting the projects run by the universities that are making a significant social impact. Our best practices in teaching and research made it into the top answers, validating our dedication to contribute to a better world by addressing societal problems, by co-creating knowledge and developing team players and leaders for the future.

  • UM is the ninth best Young University in the world

    The Young University Rankings 2020

    Maastricht University is placed ninth place in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. For the 10th year in a row, Maastricht University has been ranked as a TOP-10 university by the Young University Rankings of Times Higher Education. UM scores impressively high on the diverse level of its student body and its international outlook. In the 2021 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place.

     Go to the THE 'Young Universities Ranking'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'