European Business Schools Ranking 2016

6 Dec

Yesterday the Financial Times published the results of the evaluation of European business schools for the year 2016. In the European Business Schools Ranking the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) ranked 88th.

There are 83 schools from Western Europe, 5 universities from Central and Eastern Europe and 2 Turkish schools represented in the ranking of the best European business schools. The Financial Times published only the order of 90 of Europe’s best universities. Rating is based on data provided by the universities and their graduates. The main components of the ranking are MBA programmes, lifelong learning programmes (specialization courses, corporate training), Master’s courses in the area of Management, and last but not least the qualification structure (the percentage of full-time faculty with the doctoral degree, the number of foreign teachers and the percentage of female full-time faculty). VŠE represented by the Faculty of Business Administration placed 72nd in the Masters in Management ranking and was also positively evaluated regarding the structure and qualification of the teaching staff.

In view of the fact that according to its long-term missions VŠE’s main emphasis is focused on full-time students and less on managerial MBA-type programmes and lifelong learning programmes, the 88th place in Europe is a huge success.

The first three places were taken by the British London Business School and the French schools HEC Paris and INSEAD. The latter one specializes only in MBA programmes and lifelong learning programmes. Five of the VŠE’s partner schools placed in the top ten, mostly members of the international alliance CEMS (HEC Paris, University of St. Gallen, ESADE, SDA Bocconi and Rotterdam School of Management). According to the FT ranking 2016 the most successful countries were France (24 universities) and Great Britain (20), followed by Germany with a total of 7 schools, Netherlands represented by 5 colleges, and Spain and Switzerland both with four colleges placed among the top 90.

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