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Financial Times Rankings confirm: WHU offers #1 degree programs in Germany!

The latest stats are in. The ones that matter. According to Financial Times, WHU offers number 1 degree programs in Germany. WHU's excellent standard is constantly confirmed by leading positions in national and international rankings. Further information on WHU's individual rankings, both university-wide rankings and specific rankings for individual degree programs, can be found in the current ranking overview.

Top Ranking Results

#1 in Germany, #16 in Europe
Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2023
#1 in Germany, #13 worldwide
Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2023
#2 in Germany, #28 worldwide
Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2023
#1 in Germany, #63 worldwide
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2024

Ranking News

QS Ranking: WHU’s Global Online MBA is #1 in Germany

QS Ranking: WHU’s Global Online MBA is #1 in Germany

WHU’s GOMBA makes impressive debut in 2024 edition of the QS Online MBA Ranking

WHU’s Doctoral Programs #1 for Management Accounting in BYU Ranking

WHU’s Doctoral Programs #1 for Management Accounting in BYU Ranking

WHU Germany’s #1 PhD program for management accounting for eighth year in a row in BYU’s PhD program rankings

WHU Offers Germany’s #1 Full-Time MBA

WHU Offers Germany’s #1 Full-Time MBA

The latest ranking from the Financial Times underscores the might of WHU’s MBA programs


WHU's Accreditations

Our claim ‘Excellence in Management Education’ focuses on high standards in study, teaching, research, and practical application. All stakeholder groups at WHU are united in the ambition to continuously improve our high standards. Our national and international accreditations confirm our success and provide motivation to keep on striving for the best results.

EQUIS (since 1998)

The European accreditation EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is awarded to institutions of higher education worldwide characterized by outstanding quality across all fields. EQUIS focuses on ensuring equal balance between superlative academic quality and practical application as well as establishing an effective learning environment. Given its all-encompassing approach, the EQUIS accreditation is highly challenging. WHU was the first German higher education institution to receive this accreditation in 1998.

During the most recent re-accreditation proceedings in 2024, WHU was praised for the personal and academic preparation of its graduates and their successful career placements, the high quality and prolific nature of its research output, the enduring strength and vitality of its corporate and academic partnerships, all underpinned by the excellent WHU Spirit.

AACSB (since 2010)

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is one of the world's most important accreditations for business schools. The American agency is characterized by its long tradition, its extensive network, and mutual learning from one another. 'Engagement,' 'innovation,' and 'impact' are the driving forces at the heart of the AACSB. A central tool that has found its way from this accreditation into WHU's everyday university life is the Assurance of Learning (AoL).

During the last re-accreditation in 2021, the peer review team highlighted WHU's culture of openness, collaboration and decentralized leadership, the interplay of central quality assurance and great individual freedom for innovation and adaptation, as well as the cooperation with companies established throughout the program portfolio, the strength of the alumni association and the particular focus on thought leadership and impact.

System Accreditation (since 2012)

WHU was one of the first German business schools to be authorized to (re-)accredit its degree programs internally and to award them the seal of the German Accreditation Council following a successful audit. This certifies that the school's QM system is suitable for guaranteeing the high-quality standards of its degree programs, which, therefore, meet strict national and international requirements.

WHU last successfully underwent this system re-accreditation in 2018. Like the initial accreditation, it was carried out by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation). In the last procedure, the experts emphasized, among other things, that internationality is actively practiced at WHU and can be felt everywhere in everyday campus life. Furthermore, the school's well-developed and established QM system, which ensures high quality in all areas, was notably recognized.

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