Campus - 04.12.2016 - 00:00 

HSG holds top ten spot in FT ranking

In the European Business School Ranking of the Financial Times, the University of St.Gallen has come fifth and thus again achieved a top result. This is revealed by the annual evaluation conducted by the international business newspaper. The ranking covers Europe’s best 90 business universities.
Source: HSG Newsroom

5 December 2016. The HSG has been ranked among Europe’s ten best business schools for the fifth consecutive time in a field comprising Europe’s 90 best business universities (2015: 85 universities ranked). In 2015, the University of St.Gallen occupied fourth place, in 2014 it came in sixth, and in 2013 and 2012, seventh. In its evaluation, the Financial Times underlines the broad and recognised programme portfolio of the University of St.Gallen. In this year’s ranking, first place is occupied by the London Business School, HEC Paris is the runner-up and Insead in Fontainebleau (France) is in third place.

Best-ranked business university in Switzerland
In the European Business School Ranking 2016, the HSG is also again the best-ranked business university in Switzerland and in the entire German-speaking region. In ninth place, IMD business school in Lausanne is the second university from Switzerland on the list. The Mannheim Business School is the first German university on the list, holding position number 19, and Vienna University of Economics and Business, at number 43, is the highest ranked Austrian school.

Furthermore, the University of St.Gallen is the best-ranked public university in the ranking. While the University of St.Gallen has strong roots in Eastern Switzerland, it has also continually achieved an outstanding position in the international environment in the past few years. This is also strongly expressed in the latest Financial Times ranking and has made a crucial contribution to the good result.

Four individual rankings in the European Business School Ranking

The Financial Times, which once described the HSG as "arguably one of the business school world’s best kept secrets", subsumes four individual rankings in its annual European Business School Ranking; these individual rankings are published in the course of a year. In the individual ranking of Master’s programmes in Management, the University of St.Gallen’s Master in Strategy and International Management is No. 1 in the world for the sixth consecutive time.

The largest part of the European Business School Ranking consists of executive education programmes. Thus this ranking also assesses the internationally recognised quality of MBA, Executive MBA, open and customised executive education programmes. The University of St.Gallen today generates over a fifth of its budget through executive education programmes.