Among Europe’s best business schools

Photo of NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen and NHH buildning.
FINANCIAL TIMES RANKING: ‘I am very pleased that we climbed ten places this year, and that we are still among the best business schools in Europe,' says NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen. Photo: Odd Mehus
NHH By Ingrid Aarseth Johannessen

5 December 2022 14:18

Among Europe’s best business schools

NHH is ranked as number 45 on the Financial Times’ overall ranking and has thus climbed ten places compared with last year's ranking.

On Monday 5 December, the Financial Times announced its overall ranking of the 95 best business schools in Europe. The overall ranking is the sum of the five sub-rankings conducted during the year.

‘I am very pleased that we climbed ten places this year, and that we are still among the best business schools in Europe. We have ambitions to climb even further, but it is rewarding to see that our determined work with research and pedagogical development reflects in the FT ranking,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen.

Highest ranked:

  1. HEC Paris
  2. London Business School
  3. ESCP Business School

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Rector Øystein Thøgersen and NHH. Photo: Eivind Senneset/NHH

NHH has Norway's best master's in FT ranking

NHH has the country's best full-time master's programme in economics and business administration and is the only Norwegian business school in the latest Financial Times ranking.


Three of the five best ranked business schools are CEMS members, and they are HEC Paris, Bocconi University and University of St.Gallen. CEMS is an international master's degree programme (CEMS MIM) offered at a number of leading business schools. NHH is Norway’s only member of the CEMS network.

The ranking also includes several business schools that are members of the European ENGAGE alliance, of which NHH is also a member.

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Pushing upwards on two FT rankings

NHH and AFF get record placements in two Financial Times rankings of executive education and achieve the best result in over ten years.

Emphasises pay and careers

The Financial Times’ overall ranking emphasises graduates’ pay and careers, but the programmes’ international orientation and diversity are also taken into account. The five sub-categories are weighted as follows:

  • MBA (25 per cent)
  • Masters in Management (25 per cent)
  • EMBA (25 per cent)
  • Executive Education Open (12.5 per cent)
  • Executive Education Custom 12.5 per cent)