4th place in Financial Times ranking In its 2015 rankings of European business Schools, The Financial Times recognizes the University of St.Gallen as one of the best in Europe. 7. December 2015. For the fourth consecutive year, the HSG has been recognized by The Financial Times (FT) as one of the best European business schools. Rising up to the fourth position, the HSG again has the distinction of being both the leading business university in Switzerland and in the German-speaking region. The FT ranking evaluates 85 business schools and higher learning institutions. Called “arguably one of the business school world’s best kept secrets” the HSG is well regarded for is integrative programmes and is the top public university in all of Europe. The 2015 FT European Business School Rankings looks at a number of individual programmes and analyses factors such as quality of faculty and average salary rates. In their rankings of Master’s in Business programmes earlier this year, the FT, for the fifth consecutive year, recognized the HSG’s Master in Strategy and International Management as the world’s best Master’s programme. All of the FT Rankings along with their methodology can be found on their website and more information on the accreditation and rankings at the HSG can be found on their website. Since 1898, the HSG has been one of Europe’s leading business universities. It has established a unique model of public and private cooperation whereas 50% of its funding comes from private businesses and enterprises. Located in eastern Switzerland, the University offers degrees and executive education at the highest level. With over 8,000 students the school offers degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs, not to mention MBA, EMBA and executive education programmes.