The rankings published by British newspaper the Financial Times are considered some of the most important sources worldwide when it comes to the comparison of international business schools. In the most recent edition of their Masters in Management Ranking, published just today, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, has leapt ahead to #14 (#18 in 2021). In Germany, the school continues to hold last year’s position at #2.
WHU scored particularly high worldwide in the following categories: “career services” (#5); “weighted salary” (#7); and “aims achieved” (#10). These criteria play an essential role for potential students still choosing which school they would like to attend. The excellent #5 placement in “career services” evinces how the hard work performed by the WHU Career Center has an impact on student satisfaction. Effective career services, in conjunction with WHU’s first-rate management program and international network, is a key factor to its graduates’ job success. For the “weighted salary” category of the Masters in Management Ranking, the Financial Times compares the average income that the graduates earn three years after having completed their program. The category “aims achieved” reveals to which extent graduates with a master’s degree in management have achieved the goals they set for themselves at the start of their studies.
Professor Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU, expressed his delight over the results of the new ranking, noting that WHU has succeeded in securing a better position for its Master in Management Program. The incredible results seen this year are the combination of various developments: “For starters, the number of students being hired within three months of graduating has sharply increased. Additionally, the graduates’ career prospects—already plentiful to begin with—have continued to improve,” he said. The student body has also continued becoming more globally diverse (#68; last year, #72), and gender equality among the faculty has significantly improved (#45; last year, #61). That being said, in both categories, as well as in the number of female students (ranked #86), there is still room for improvement.
The school would like to thank, in particular, Dr. Steffen Loev, Program Director, and his team; Professor Christian Andres, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Management; and Heike Huelpuesch, Director of the Career Center, for their impeccable work and commitment.
Those interested can read the full results of the ranking here.