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HSG defends 4th place in "Financial Times" ranking

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) is ranked fourth in the Financial Times' latest "European Business Schools Ranking", defending the excellent position it achieved last year. The HSG is the highest ranked public university, as well as the best rated university in Switzerland and the entire German-speaking region of Europe. The annual ranking produced by the international business newspaper Financial Times includes the 95 best business universities in Europe.

3 December 2018. The Ranking 2018, which was published today in London, underlines the extensive, high-quality course portfolio of the University of St.Gallen. The European Business Schools Ranking consolidates four individual rankings published by the Financial Times over the course of a year, each of which is included in the European Business Schools Ranking at a rate of 25 per cent.

Four individual rankings, one overall ranking

Over the past few years, the HSG has achieved very good scores in the individual rankings for the MBA, Executive MBA and open and company-specific ongoing education courses. In the fourth individual ranking, which is for Master’s programmes in management, the University of St.Gallen has held first place worldwide every year since 2011 with its "Master in Strategy and International Management".

The European Business Schools Ranking shows that the HSG, the University of the Canton of St.Gallen, holds an excellent position in relation to international competition between business universities. "Our goal is to be a public university that offers education at an international level, for which many students abroad would have to go to an expensive private university," says HSG President Thomas Bieger. The London Business School once again achieved first place in the rankings, followed by HEC Paris. The highest ranked university in Germany is Mannheim in 18th place, the highest ranked university in Austria is the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 41st place.

Very good grades for ongoing education programmes

Three quarters of the courses in the European Business Schools Ranking produced by the Financial Times consist of ongoing education programmes. The ranking also highlights the internationally recognised quality of the MBA, Executive MBA and open and company-specific ongoing education programs offered by the University of St.Gallen. Today, the HSG generates more than one fifth of its budget with ongoing education, which in turn creates numerous jobs in St.Gallen. "We are currently investing heavily in innovation in relation to teaching and didactics," says Professor Winfried Ruigrok, President's Delegate for University Development and Ongoing Education. "This is essential if we are to maintain our outstanding position in international competition over the long term."

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