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WHU Rankings 2014

Functionality of Rankings

University rankings serve to evaluate the quality of research and science at universities as well as the development of the faculty. While some rankings develop lists with single ranking positions, other rankings simply group universities into different levels.

CHE – University Ranking 2014/15

The CHE- University Ranking 2014/15 ranks WHU top tier in all of the five main categories: Top results were achieved regarding the study situation in general, the possibility to finish studies in time, the academic feasibility of the courses, international orientation, and research funds. Moreover, the students that were surveyed for the ranking highlighted the outstanding practical relevance of course content, the career service, the modern and cutting-edge equipment, and the close interaction between faculty and students. The survey covered more than 300 universities and business schools in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland andmore than 7,500 academic programs.


Universum Student Survey

WHU received an award for Employability and Career Opportunities based on the Universum Student Survey 2014. In all fields, WHU was considerably above average and received top marks in the fields of school reputation, business contacts, study abroad opportunities, internationalization of the school, career service, and access to service facilities by students.


WirtschaftsWoche Recruiter's University Ranking 2014

In the annual „Recruiter’s University Ranking 2014” published by the German weekly WirtschaftsWoche, WHU ranked fourth in the field of business administration among all German universities, improving its position from fifth place the previous year. WHU ranks first place among all German private business schools. More than 500 human resource managers participated in the survey and rated graduates from private business schools significantly better than graduates from public universities in terms of demeanor, international experience, duration of studies, and foreign languages.


Trendence Graduate Barometer 2014

On the 2014 trendence Graduate Barometer, WHU received top-level grades in two out of nine categories. In six categories, WHU received the second-best grade of “good”. Students were especially impressed with the Career Center, with the support received from professors and WHU employees, with student initiatives, and with the interactions between the university and the business world. In 2014, a total of 32,019 students from 257 universities participated in the trendence Graduate Barometer.


Financial Times Master in Management Ranking

This is the fourth year of WHU's participation in the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking. The MSc in Management attained fourth place woldwide, as well as fourth place in Europe, and it is once again the best Master in Management in Germany. Furthermore, it received third place in terms of "Aims achieved" and fifth place in terms of "Value for Money". WHU's Career Center even attained first place worldwide for ist excellent services.


The Economist Full-Time MBA Ranking

Among the select list of MBA programs published this year by the Economist, WHU attains the third-best place in Germany. Despite growing global competition on the MBA market, WHU is still among the Top 100 best MBA programs worldwide.


Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2014

For the 14th consecutive year, the Financial Times ranked the best Executive MBA programs worldwide in its annual “Financial Times EMBA Ranking”. The joint program of Kellogg School of Management and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management attained thirteenth place among the best European business schools and was ranked the best EMBA program in Germany for the sixth time in a row.


CHE Master's Ranking 2014

In this year’s Master’s Ranking, the polled students gave WHU top marks in 13 out of 14 categories. They especially appreciated the excellent service provided to students, WHU’s infrastructure and facilities, the internationalism of their studies, and the practical relevance of the material studied.  The survey covered more than 300 universities and business schools in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with more than 7,500 academic programs.


Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2014

Participating in this composite Ranking with its EMBA and Master in Management programs, WHU attained the 34th rank. The school was able to improve its diversity scores, increasing both its female faculty and International faculty ratios, and simultaneously improved its salary increase ratio.


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