SIM programme #1 worldwide The Financial Times published its 2014 international ranking of the top Master of Management programmes, placing the HSG Master’s in Strategy and International Management in the #1 spot for the fourth year consecutively. 15 September 2014. "Our programme focuses on reaching our students on an intellectual, practical and emotional level. We believe this represents a paradigm shift in the way business schools allow for the effective development of leadership capacity," said SIM-HSG Managing Director Prof. Dr. Omid Aschari. "If we want our leaders to stand for more than profit margins, we need to nurture a learning culture that, beyond acquiring and applying knowledge, touches their core. It is only by doing this that we can expect them to answer tomorrow’s challenges in a socially responsible and ethical manner." Top programmes The Financial Times global Master of Management Ranking 2014 surveys the top 70 higher education establishments offering Master’s in Management programmes. It looks at a variety of criteria ranging from diversity, value for money and aims achieved to placement success, quality of faculty and international exposure. Schools placed in this year’s top ten in descending order include: HEC Paris (France), Essec Business School (France), WHU Beisheim (Germany), CEMS (global), Esade Business School (Spain), ESCP Europe (France, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands), IE Business School (Spain), and the London Business School (UK). Number five ranked CEMS, is an international alliance taught at 29 leading universities including the HSG, 64 multinational companies and 4 NGOs. "One overarching goal of the HSG is to be an academic institution that combines theory with practical relevance, noted HSG Rector Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger. “Our integrative approach, which teaches students to be conscious that our decisions and actions can have a profound effect across industries, cultures and disciplines, is a cornerstone of our programmes. We are proud that our SIM programme has found success in promoting this ideal."