Rankings & recognition
Triple Crown accreditation - School of Business and Economics
Only 1% of business schools worldwide have been honoured with the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations. The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is one of them. The accreditations are awarded by the American AACSB, the British AMBA and the European-wide EQUIS. Have a look at what the international accreditation boards had to say about us:
“Problem-based learning (PBL) is a major strength of the school and is highly appreciated by all stakeholders.”- AACSB (USA)*
Innovative teaching: : “PBL is very effective for giving their students the skills needed to function effectively in their professional life. Students, alumni as well as employers emphasized that PBL is one of the major strengths of the school in its educational programs.”*
Focus on Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability: “A strong strategy regarding ethics, responsibility and sustainability, and a real strength of Faculty on such matters, both in terms of focal areas in teaching and research and in terms of diversity and inclusion in faculty management systems.” **
*These quotes are from the latest AASCB report from February 2022. ** EQUIS report from 2021
Economics is rated as the best in their discipline
In the EW Best Studies 2022 ranking (formerly Elsevier), the Economics programme was awarded with a gold medal. Our students rated this programme with high satisfactory scores, making the programme score significantly better than other master programmes within the relevant discipline.
The EW Best Studies 2022 ranking is based on EW's own analysis of judgements from 286,000 students, taken from the National Student Enquete 2022. Bronze, silver and gold medals were awarded to 340 individual undergraduate and graduate programmes.
Our students rated the School of Business and Economics among the top 46 leading Positive Impact Schools
Once again, our students rated the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics as a Level 4 Transforming School in the Positive Impact Rating 2022. A Level 4 business school is acknowledged as having a positive impact culture, embedded in governance and systems, with visible results progress in many impact dimensions.
For the Positive Impact Rating (PIR) students from around the world assessed their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the world. With this rating, PIR aims to measure how business schools contribute to solving societal challenges. The School of Business and Economics will use this rating as a tool to help us continue to increase our positive impact and become a pioneering force for change!
Financial Times lauded SBE in best practice examples of sustainability, ethics and social purpose in teaching and education methods
Our School of Business and Economics has been lauded among the best in the world when it comes to sustainability, ethics and social purpose, by business news outlet the Financial Times.
In a bid to showcase best practices in business schools across the globe, the Financial Times has published a list of universities, promoting the projects run by the universities that are making a significant social impact. Our best practices in teaching and research made it into the top answers, validating our dedication to contribute to a better world by addressing societal problems, by co-creating knowledge and developing team players and leaders for the future.
UM is the 13th best Young University in the world
Maastricht University ranked 13th place in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking.
In the 2021 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place.
These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide.