LUSEM ranked among Europe’s best business schools by Financial Times

Published: 2020-12-07

For the first time, Lund University School of Economics and Management secures a spot on the ‘Financial Times European Business Schools 2020 ranking’. In strong competition, the School ranks number 75.

On Monday 7 December the newspaper Financial Times (FT) once again put the business schools in the spotlight. Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) has two master’s programmes that have recently been ranked by FT, and now the entire School has been put to the test – with very encouraging results.

“This is such great news at the end of a year that has put us all to the test concerning our ability to be both agile and resilient. The Financial Times ranking will be a nice addition to the other rankings that our programmes and faculty already hold. To be among the top 100 Business Schools in Europe is no small feat. Kudos to our faculty and talented students and alumni,” says Kristina Eneroth, deputy dean at LUSEM.

The European Business Schools ranking is based on the overall scores that each school has achieved for the previous rankings by Financial Times in which it features. LUSEM achieves a place on the list based on the ranking of the MSc programme in International Strategic Management. The previous ranking is in turn based on what alumni – former students – say about their education three years after graduation. They answer questions about what their education has given them, how their careers have taken off, what they earn, and estimate the value of the education.

Read more: European Business School Ranking 2020

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Kristina Eneroth
Deputy Dean at LUSEM
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About the FT ranking

This is the 17th annual Financial Times ranking of European business schools. It is a ranking based on the combined performance of Europe’s leading schools across the five main rankings of programmes published by the FT in 2020: MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management (MiM) and the two rankings of non-degree executive education programmes. The online MBA and masters in finance rankings are not included.

The European school rank is calculated after removing non-European schools for each of these main rankings. MBA, EMBA and MiM account for 25 per cent each of each school’s total performance. For executive education, the scores obtained for customised and open programmes each account for 12.5 per cent.

The ranking measures the schools’ quality and breadth of programmes. This year, quality has been given greater emphasis so that schools offering high-quality training but not providing all the different courses considered can still perform strongly overall.

Ranked 1st and 2nd are HEC Paris and London Business School.

Source: European Business School Ranking 2020