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WHU Master in Management ranks #18 worldwide

The 2021 MiM Financial Times Ranking shows WHU is particularly strong in career services

The Financial Times rankings are some of the most globally recognized international assesments of any given business school. According to this year’s Masters in Management rankings, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management placed 18th worldwide and stands at 2nd place in Germany. WHU's Master in Management program scores especially well in the categories "career services" (#2 worldwide!), "weighted salary" (#6) – involving a comparison of the average salary three years after graduation – and "aims achieved" (#14) – focusing on the extent to which alumni have fulfilled their goals for a Master’s degree.

“WHU has made considerable strides within the Master in Management program in the last two years. Our jump from 20th to 18th place since 2019 is evidence to this claim,” shares Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU. The 2020 rank of 12th place, while gratifying, can be partly attributed to the high intakes of international students, which could not be kept at the same level during the pandemic. “All things considered,” says Rudolf, “the inconsistency which has accompanied the pandemic has done nothing if not pushed the WHU community to continuously improve its programs’ structure and methodology in order to keep pace with a rapidly evolving world while striving for student and alumni satisfaction in all facets of WHU life.”

The Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2021 evaluated a total of 100 Master in Management programs worldwide including ESMT Berlin, Mannheim Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance, which came in at 12th, 24th and 29th place respectively. Despite Covid-19, WHU improved by two and six places in the categories of “International course experience” and “International mobility” respectively. As shown by its #2 ranking worldwide, WHU’s exceptional Career Center plays an integral role in student and alumni satisfaction. WHU career services, combined with an outstanding education and an international community, do well to positively shape students' future careers.

As alumni surveys and information provided by the schools themselves are used to establish the rankings, WHU is particularly grateful to the alumni who participated in the survey, to Professor Dr. Christian Andres as the Academic Director of the program, to Program Director Steffen Loev and the entire program management team, and to Career Center Director Heike Huelpuesch.

Please find the complete results of the ranking here: https://rankings.ft.com/rankings/5/masters-in-management-2021