One of the top 40 business schools in Europe


7 December 2015 18:29

(updated: 20 April 2016 11:58)

One of the top 40 business schools in Europe

NHH is among the 40 best business schools in Europe according to the Financial Times' annual ranking.

Ranked no. 40, NHH has maintained its position from last year.

"We are very pleased with this result. We recruit from among the very best students in Norway, and this ranking proves that our study programmes are highly competitive internationally," says Rector Frøystein Gjesdal.

Each year the Financial Times (FT) prepares five annual sub-rankings of different study programmes offered at European business schools. At the end of the year, the sub-rankings are combined to form a main ranking, theEuropean Business Schools Ranking.

"It is also good to see that four of our key partners in the CEMS network are among the top ten on the list. This means NHH students have access to some of the absolute best business educations in Europe."

This year's ranking includes 85 business schools. At the top of the list we find London Business School, followed by HEC Paris and Insead. Of the Nordic business schools, Stockholm School of Economics was ranked no. 26, Alto University no. 32 and Copenhagen Business School no. 34.

Most of the business schools at the top of the list have excellent programmes at both the master and the MBA level and are institutions with a strong international orientation. In addition, the candidates have excellent salary prospects and career paths. It should also be noted that FT rewards institutions that are included on several of its sub-rankings.

"We strive constantly to develop and improve our study programmes. While the FT ranking certainly raises our international profile, it is not our only benchmark when it comes to quality of education. We do not set up new programmes with the sole objective of meeting FT criteria," says Gjesdal.

Facts about the rankings

The five sub-rankings on which FT's main ranking is based are (weighting in brackets): Global MBA (25%), Executive Education Open Programmes (12.5%), Executive Education Custom Programmes (12.5%), Masters in Management (25%) and Executive MBA (25%).

Read more at the Financial Times website

Text: Ed.

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