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Master’s in International Strategic Management ranked among the world’s best management programmes

The Main University Building (white and ancient looking), with the text "FT Master's in Management" pasted on top. Collage.

Lund University School of Economics and Management secures a spot on the Financial Times Master’s in Management 2020 ranking. For the first time, the Master’s in International Strategic Management ranks number 73, in fierce global competition.

The Master’s in International Strategic Management was launched in 2016, and is based on a long tradition of education and research in strategic management.

– LUSEM has many senior researchers in strategy and management, as well as in related subject areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship. Our researchers are heard and seen in the international arena, and these perspectives are embedded into the education, says Kristina Eneroth, Vice Dean at the School of Economics and Management.

Ulf Ramberg, Associate Professor of Business Administration, is the programme director for the popular master’s programme. In the autumn of 2020, just over a thousand people applied for the fifty study places.

– We have students from all corners of the globe who come Lund to learn about strategy and what it means to lead strategically in a global business environment. This year we have seventeen different nationalities in the classroom. These are ambitious students with high grades and strong CVs. It could be very competitive, but that is not my impression. It is wonderful to see how the students share their experiences, how they listen to each other and show care and respect, says Ulf Ramberg.

He looks forward to being able to tell the students about the successful ranking result.

– It is an amazing opportunity for our students, because this proves that they get good international jobs after their education. Since the beginning, we aimed for creating a great programme that highlights the challenges of international business development. It is very gratifying that the students want to continue to keep in touch with us after their studies. We would not have been ranked without their participation, says Ulf Ramberg.

The Financial Times ranking is based on what alumni – former students – say about their education three years after graduation. In other words, this is the first time that the School of Economics and Management has had the opportunity to rank the Master’s in International Strategic Management.

–  It is incredible what talented teachers and students can achieve together. I see it as yet another recognition of what the School of Economics and Management can deliver in terms of internationally acclaimed education at the master's level, Vice Dean Kristina Eneroth concludes.

See the full ranking on Financial Times website

The Master’s programme in International Strategic Management

The School’s rankings and accreditations

Financial Times Masters in Management ranking 2020

The International Strategic Management programme is ranked 73rd in the world in the Financial Times prestigious global ranking of the best Master’s in Management 2020. The international financial paper sends questionnaires to the students who graduated three years ago, in which they have an opportunity to answer questions about what the study programme has meant for them, how their careers have taken off, what they have learned, to what extent they feel their studies paid off, etc.

The Master’s in International Strategic Management was launched in 2016. Lund University School of Economics and Management is the second higher education institution in Sweden to be ranked on the Financial Times’ prestigious list of management programmes. Stockholm School of Economics is the other institution on the list.

It is estimated that there are approximately 15,000 business schools around the world. The vast majority of these provide education in the subject area management.

This is the School’s second programme ranked by Financial Times. The Master’s in Finance has been on Financial Times’ Masters in Finance Pre-experience list since 2015.