NHH is still among Europe’s best business schools
The Norwegian School of Economics is 39th in the annual ranking of Europe’s best business schools, and has climbed three of four sub-rankings. ‘Of course, NHH has an ambition to climb the rankings,’ says Øystein Thøgersen.
The overall ranking is the sum of the Financial Times’ five sub-rankings during the year. NHH has taken part in four of these sub-rankings. Placed 39th in the ranking, NHH is among Europe’s 95 best business schools. The position is the same as last year.
‘One challenge is that many European business schools have programmes and international partners, where factors such as graduate pay and foreign participation pays off in the ranking. NHH nonetheless is in a very good position compared to Europe’s best business schools,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen.
Climbs three places
It has been a good year for NHH. It has climbed three of four sub-rankings. The master’s degree at NHH is as usual the best in Norway, and did very well internationally. The school’s Executive MBA (part-time master’s degrees) and open executive education programmes achieved the best results ever. This also applies to AFF’s management development programmes.
‘Of course, NHH has an ambition to climb the ranking. The fact that we have climbed three of four rankings this year, shows that we are on the right track and that goal-oriented work over time yields results,’ says Thøgersen.
HEC Paris best in Europe
The international master’s degree programme CEMS (CEMS MIM) ranks consistently highly on the FT rankings. NHH’s CEMS partner, HEC Paris, tops the ranking this year of Europe’s best business schools. NHH is Norway’s only member of CEMS.
‘It’s great to see our partners in the CEMS network doing well in the FT ranking. This year, a record number of students have enrolled on the CEMS programme at NHH, and they have a lot to look forward to,’ says Thøgersen.
The Financial Times’ ranking emphasises the graduates’ pay and careers, but the programme’s international orientation and diversity are also taken into account. The weighting of the five categories is as follows:
- Global MBA (25 per cent – NHH is not included here)
- Masters in Management (25 per cent)
- Executive MBA (25 per cent)
- Executive Education Open Programmes (12,5 per cent)
- Executive Education Custom Programmes (12,5 per cent)