Economics

Rankings & recognition

  • Triple Crown accreditation - School of Business and Economics

    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 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.

  • Economics is rated as the best in their discipline

    Best Studies EW 2022

    In the EW Best Studies 2022 ranking (formerly Elsevier), the Economics programme was awarded with a gold medal. Our students rated this programme with high satisfactory scores, making the programme score significantly better than other master programmes within the relevant discipline.

    The EW Best Studies 2022 ranking is based on EW's own analysis of judgements from 286,000 students, taken from the National Student Enquete 2022. Bronze, silver and gold medals were awarded to 340 individual undergraduate and graduate programmes. 

  • 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 ranked ninth place in the 2022 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 2021 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. 

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