NHH among the 100 best in the world

Picture of Øystein Thøgersen. Photo: Odd Mehus / Silje Katrine Robinson
Photo: Odd Mehus / Silje Katrine Robinson
NHH By Ingrid Aarseth Johannessen

29 October 2021 10:00

(updated: 8 November 2021 14:49)

NHH among the 100 best in the world

The Master's degree programme at NHH is the best in the country, according to a new ranking.

NHH was again ranked as having one of the world's best master’s programmes in economics and business administration, according to the Financial Times’ new ranking.

‘The ranking shows that we are holding our own as a leading international business school and that we have the best master’s programme of its kind in Norway. That’s very pleasing, but our ambitions extend far beyond Norway’s borders. Our clear goal is to climb the list,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen.

Achieving its goals

NHH has been included in this prestigious ranking since 2005, and this year the master’s programme was ranked 87th among 100 schools. 

The ranking is based on two surveys answered by NHH’s central organisation and former students, and it covers several categories. The school has the best score for the average salary three years after graduation, the percentage of staff with a PhD and whether students feel the master’s degree has helped them to achieve their goals.

SSE best in the Nordics

The University of St Gallen in Switzerland tops this year’s ranking, followed by HEC Paris in France and University College Dublin in Ireland. The first two are CEMS schools.

Among the other CEMS schools that excel are Rotterdam School of Management coming in 5th and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) ranked 8th. CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. NHH is the only member in Norway.

The Financial Times has a total of five sub-rankings during the year and one overall ranking.