Accreditations and rankings

Our School is ranked among the world's best for our education, research and corporate contacts, and is accredited by leading international organisations. When you study, work or solve problems together with Lund University School of Economics and Management, you become a part of this success story.

Accredited by EQUIS and AMBA

We are accredited by both EQUIS and AMBA, and hence belong to the top 1 per cent of business schools globally that hold both accreditations.

EQUIS is a comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools, run by EFMD. EQUIS accreditation ensures rigorous quality control, benchmarking the school against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as engagement with the world of practice.

AMBA accredits MBA, DBA and Master’s Degree programmes with the aim to maintain standards and fostering innovation in global postgraduate management education. The accreditation philosophy is centred on impact, employability and learning outcomes. Only programmes that demonstrate the highest standards in teaching, learning and curriculum design; career development and employability; student, alumni and employer interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

Financial Times ranking

The Master’s in Finance at Lund University School of Economics and Management is ranked 38th in the world in Financial Times ranking of pre-experience programmes 2020.

The programme is ranked 2nd in the category for value for money, 35th for international mobility rank and 26th for career progress rank.

See the full Masters in Finance ranking on Financial Times website

LUSEM's Master’s in International Strategic Management is ranked 73rd in the world (No. 2 in Scandinavia) in Financial Times ranking of management programmes 2020.

See the full Masters in Management ranking on Financial Times website

QS World University rankings by subject

Lund University School of Economics and Management achieves high world rankings for several subject areas in the QS World University Rankings 2020. We are ranked in the top 150 in Business and Management, as well as in Economics and Econometrics, and in top 200 in Accounting and Finance.

Globally, the Master’s in Finance performs at 47 in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2020. 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

QS Master’s in Finance Ranking 2020 (separate ranking)

Lund University in the world rankings

Lund University is the highest ranked university in Sweden in the QS Ranking 2020. It is also consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in world university rankings.

  • 97th place in the QS Ranking 2021
  • 96th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020
  • 91st place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2020
  • Top 101–150 university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2019)

Last published: 2021-01-08