Rankings & recognition
Triple Crown accreditation for 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 AACSB, 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: “Students who have undergone PBL show remarkable interdisciplinary competences, self-organization skills and endurance. In addition, students see PBL as a major gain and together with the employers as a main differentiation factor of the university”
Career opportunities: “The employability strategy of the School featuring an SBE careers service and more curriculum-based internship opportunities is enhancing the professional orientation of the programmes and the career opportunities of students.”
*These quotes are from the latest AASCB report from February 2017. Quotes from the AMBA and EQUIS reports are currently unavailable.
UM is the sixth best Young University in the world
Maastricht University is sixth place in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking.
In the 2020 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place.
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.
Students winners of the Economic Game in 2011 & 2015
MSc Econometrics and Operations Research students twice won the “World Championship Econometrics” in 2011 & 2015!
The University of Amsterdam annully hosts the Econometric Game, organized by the study association for Actuarial Science, Econometrics & Operational Research (VSAE) of the University of Amsterdam. Participating universities send delegations of four students majoring in econometrics and other relevant studies, with a maximum of two PhD students. The teams recieve a case study, which they must resolve within two days. The ten teams with the best solutions continue to day three, where they must solve a 2nd case. The solutions to this case are reviewed by a jury of qualified and independent professors and they then announce the winner of the Game.
The event also include interesting lecturers, who elaborate upon the cases and the econometric methods necessary for solving the case.