European Business Schools Ranking 2013

2 Dec

The Financial Times published the results of an evaluation of European universities for the year 2013, in which the University of Economics, Prague ranked 75th in Europe. In the ranking of the best European schools, 18 countries are represented but there are only three universities from Central and Eastern Europe.

The Financial Times ranked only the top 75 universities in Europe this year. Due to increasing competition on the European market of education, 75th place is an excellent result for VŠE. It’s important to realize that compared to previous years, for example, none of the Hungarian schools are present in the ranking and Poland is represented by only one private school – Kozminski University – which occupies 37th place. St. Petersburg State University ranked 74th right before VŠE.

The first three places were awarded to French HEC Paris, Spanish IE Business School and the third place was defended by British London Business School. The most successful business schools, according to the FT rating for 2013, were from big countries. The UK is represented by 20 universities, France by 18 universities and Germany follows in third place, after a huge gap, with a total of five schools. Belgium, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland have each four schools in the ranking.

VSE has remained in the FT ranking mainly thanks to the rankings of its masters programs at the Faculty of Business Administration. These include the Business Administration and Management program, which ranked 66th in September 2013 and the CEMS Master in International Management (CEMS MIM), which is an international joint degree program of 28 different universities.  At VSE, it is a part of International Management master’s program and was evaluated as the seventh best master’s program in the world.