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.
Financial Times lauded SBE in best practice examples of sustainability, ethics and social purpose in teaching and education methods
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 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.
Financial Times MIM 2020
MSc International Business ranked #50 Masters in Management
For this ranking, the FT sent alumni from the 2017 cohort of MSc International Business a survey, asking them variety of questions on different topics. Alumni were also asked about their overall satisfaction with the programme, which resulted in a score of 8.81 out of 10, putting us in 45th place worldwide in this category.
84% of students recommend this programme
71% of students in the MSc in International Business are (very) satisfied with the international character of the programme, according to the Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ 2018 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)