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HSG achieves top place

The University of St.Gallen is the best public business university in Europe and the best in the German-speaking world, according to the latest European Business School Ranking from the Financial Times.

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The University of St.Gallen is the best public business university in Europe. (Image credit: University of St.Gallen)

The Financial Times assessed the best 95 business universities in Europe for its latest ranking. The University of St.Gallen (HSG) came in fourth place, just after the London Business School, HEC Paris and IE Business School in Madrid. According to a statement, the HSG has continuously been in the top 10 of this ranking since 2012, and even moved up once position compared to last year.

In the Master’s programmes in management category, the HSG has held first place worldwide every year since 2011. Its outstanding position in the overall ranking as the best public business university in Europe and the best in the German-speaking world is affirmation of its steady improvement in four of the five categories: MBA, Executive MBA as well as and open and company-specific executive education programmes. 

According to the HSG, it has succeeded in establishing an exceptional position in the international competition amongst European business universities in recent years “while remaining firmly anchored in Eastern Switzerland”. This is seen especially in the high importance of executive education programmes, which make up a majority of the ranking list. The HSG generates more than a fifth of its budget from these programmes.

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