The latest ranking from the Financial Times underscores the might of WHU’s MBA programs
Rankings & Accreditations
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.
Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2023
Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2023
Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2023
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2024
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)
With its institutional accreditation EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System), the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) recognizes institutions of higher education worldwide whose entire organization stands out for its exceptional quality. EQUIS attaches great importance to the balance between high academic quality and practical relevance and the establishment of an effective learning environment. WHU was the first German business school to receive this accreditation, which is highly demanding due to its holistic approach, back in 1998.
In the most recent re-accreditation in 2019, WHU was singled out for its outstanding international reputation and strong ranking results, the development of a caring and collaborative university culture, the high quality of its teaching staff and students, its impressive network of international partner universities and its strong relationships with alumni and companies.
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.
FIBAA (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.