Rankings & recognition
Triple Crown accreditation - 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.
Our students rated the School of Business and Economics among the top 46 leading Positive Impact Schools
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
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.
Sustainability Science and Policy is the #1 'Political Science and Public Administration' master's programme in the Netherlands
Sustainability Science and Policy (SSP) has been ranked as the #1 master's programme in the 'Political Science and Public Administration'-category of the Dutch Master's guide: Keuzegids with a score 78 points, making it a top rated programme.
Here is how SSP scored in the areas that were evaluated:
Above national average National average Below national average Study advice and guidance (++) Academic training (o) Facilities (++) Expert evaluation (o) Programme (+) Examination (+) Instructors (+) Skills development (+) Study programme feasibility (+)
The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.
Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)
UM is the ninth best Young University in the world
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'