NHH among the best in the world
Financial Times has again ranked the MSc in Economics and Business Administration programme at NHH among the top 100 in the world, and the best master’s programme of its kind in Norway.
According the recent Financial Times’ 2018 Masters in Management ranking, NHH attains its ranking as one of the world’s best master’s programmes in economics and business administration.
NHH has been included in this prestigious ranking since 2005, and this year the master’s programme was ranked 72nd among the 100 best schools. The international CEMS programme, which NHH is a member of, is ranked as number nine.
When the list was published this time last year, NHH achieved a 65th place. Five new schools have made it onto the list this year. Due to macroeconomic factors, NHH falls on the ranking this year, according to Rector at NHH, Øystein Thøgersen.
‘Low wage growth and weak exchange rate in Norway has had a negative impact on the wages of Norwegians compared to people from other countries. The Norwegian institutions suffers from this, as wage is an important factor in the FT ranking. Despite this, NHH has maintained its position as a leading international business school,’ says Thøgersen.
Find jobs quickly
FT’s ranking is based on data from the schools and their alumni. The ranking emphasises, among other things, graduates’ pay and careers, but the programme’s international orientation and diversity are also taken into account.
The new ranking shows an increase in the number of students who have found jobs three months after graduating. NHH also shows an improvement in relation to students’ career progression.
‘The students find their education valuable. It is also good to see that our students quickly find jobs,’ says Thøgersen.
‘I’m especially proud that the CEMS programme, which NHH offers together with 28 leading business schools in the world, comes in ninth place yet again. This offers fantastic opportunities for our students to take a CEMS master's degree while also achieve NHH master’s degree.
NHH best in Norway
The University of St Gallen in Switzerland tops this year’s ranking, followed by HEC Paris in France and London Business School in the UK.
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) comes in twelfth, which is the best ranking among the Nordic countries. By comparison, NHH is ranked as having the best master’s programme of its kind in Norway.
However, Thøgersen is not content with being the best educational institution in Norway.
‘Our ambition is to be on a par with our main Nordic competitors. We will therefore make active efforts going forward to climb the list,’ he says.