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QS World University Rankings Assess Three Study Programs

WHU keeps excellent position among international universities and business schools

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management has once again managed to claim top results in the QS World University Rankings. The now published results of the QS Ranking 2022 show the analyses of the Global MBA, Master in Finance, and Master in Management programs. The global QS Ranking is based on information from tens of thousands of employers, scientists, and alumni.


For the MBA, WHU has almost kept its good position from the QS Ranking 2021. Among the 286 MBA programs that have been considered worldwide, the business school acquired place 59 (previous year 58). However, this year’s ranking included an additional 28 universities. The detailed analysis shows that the alumni's investment in the program was worthwhile. In the subcategory "Return on Investment", WHU took seventh place among all programs, which is an improvement to last year’s eighth place.

Master in Finance

No changes were to be found for the Master in Finance program compared to last year's assessment. WHU was ranked 23rd out of 179 programs evaluated, highlighting that WHU scored particularly well in the subcategory "Alumni Outcomes". Here, the business school is ranked eighth among other universities worldwide. “Alumni Outcomes” provides answers on which university yields the most successful employers and employees, and how strong the positive influence of the program is on the development of the respective alumni.

Master in Management 

Additionally, WHU achieved 18th place of 159 Master in Management programs. It is, thus in the top 11 percent share of such programs internationally. In this category, "Alumni Outcomes" was also rated as outstanding (3rd place). Ranking 8th in the subcategory of "Value for Money", WHU reached another great result there in comparison to other business schools and universities.

For the annual QS World University Rankings, programs are evaluated in five categories: Class & Faculty Diversity, Employability, Entrepreneurship & Alumni Outcomes, Return on Investment (or Value for Money) and Thought Leadership. Overall, it was found that WHU scored particularly well in the scope of successful alumni and the value for money of the programs. Meanwhile, the diversity of the students and their employability can still be seen as an opportunity to improve.