In the European Business Schools Ranking 2016 conducted by the Financial Times, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is the highest ranked university in Switzerland and among all German-speaking countries. It is also the highest ranked public university. The HSG has placed among the top ten universities in the ranking for the fifth year in a row. Last year it came in fourth place, and two years ago it came in sixth.
The Financial Times ranking of European business schools is based on four individual rankings, one of which assesses the quality of Master’s in management programmes. According to the HSG, its Master’s in Strategy and International Management has been ranked number one in Europe for the sixth year in a row.
In a statement on the ranking, the university emphasises that while it is firmly rooted in Eastern Switzerland, it has gained an outstanding international reputation over the past number of years. Its wide range of renowned programmes and services – in particular its further education programmes – contributed greatly to its strong results in the Financial Times ranking.