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.

Top 50 in the Financial Times ranking

The Master’s in Finance at Lund University School of Economics and Management is ranked 39th in the world in Financial Times ranking of pre-experience programmes 2018.

The programme is ranked 4th in the category for value for money, 29th for international mobility rank, 26th for career progress rank, and 33rd for careers service rank.

Download the full Financial Times ranking as PDF

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 2019. We are ranked in the top 150 in Business and Management and in top 200 in Economics and Econometrics, and Accounting and Finance.

Globally, the Master’s in Finance performs at 47 in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018. 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

QS Master’s in Finance Ranking 2018 (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.

  • 92nd place in the QS Ranking 2020
  • 96th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020
  • 88th place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019
  • Top 101–150 university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2019)

Furthermore, Lund University is consistently the most popular Swedish university for international students applying to Swedish universities (national admissions statistics), as well as the most popular higher education institute in Sweden – as ranked by Swedish secondary school students (Statistics Sweden, 2017/18)

The city of Lund is the best performing middle-sized city in Europe in the European Commission's Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019


Lund University is situated in Sweden, the world’s most reputable country (Forbes 2018 World's Most Reputable Countries).

Sweden is among the top 4 countries in the world at providing higher education (Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems 2019) and has the highest proficiency levels in English as a second language in the world (2018 Education First English Proficiency Index)

Sweden is ranked the seventh most innovative economy in the world (2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index) and is the EU innovation leader (European Innovation Scoreboard 2019)

See the full list of University world rankings at

Last published: 2020-01-29