Every year, the daily business newspaper, Financial Times publishes its ranking of the world’s top 100 Masters in Management programmes, and Corvinus University of Budapest’s Master programme in Management and Leadership has been selected again this year. The Hungarian programme has been included almost uninterruptedly since 2005, when the list was first drawn up. Corvinus is ranked 94th this year, moving up four places compared to last year
And in terms of value for money, Corvinus ranks highly in the top 100, with the Master programme of Management and Leadership ranked 17th by the Financial Times. The ranking shows that 99 percent of Corvinus graduates of the Master programme of Management and Leadership who graduated last year were in a job within three months, and two-thirds of 2020 graduates increased their earnings in the two to three years after graduation, according to the ranking compilers.
“Our ranking in the Financial Times’ prestigious list is an important professional recognition and it is a great achievement that we continue to perform well in an increasingly strong and crowded international competition. There are only 39 schools in the ranking that, like Corvinus University of Budapest, have consistently been featured among the top 100 management master programmes over the past 10 years, and only five business schools from the Central and Eastern European region,” said Lajos Szabó, Acting Rector of Corvinus.
The Financial Times’ ranking included programmes from 27 countries, with the highest number of entries from France, India and the UK. Together, these three countries take 42 places in the top 100. This year, the French HEC Paris heads the ranking, swapping places with the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, which had topped the list in previous years. Both schools are partners of Corvinus in the CEMS international management programme, which is integrated into the Corvinus English-language Master programme in Management and Leadership. Students who graduate from this programme will also receive a second diploma in addition to their Corvinus degree. This second, CEMS, diploma, was ranked by global higher education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds as the 12th best programme in the world in its list of management courses of 2023.
“All students on the English-language Management and Leadership study programme spend a semester at a top international university as part of the CEMS programme, but this year nearly half of the students in the Hungarian programme will also spend a semester abroad. This international experience gives them a huge boost to their job and career prospects, which is reflected in international rankings such as the Financial Times’ list.” – said Péter Móricz, Study Programme leader of Management and Leadership programme at Corvinus.
The Corvinus University of Budapest is the only university in Hungary in the field of business and management sciences that has two international institutional accreditations (AMBA, AACSB). The AMBA accreditation for MBA programmes, renewed in August this year, and the AACSB accreditation, achieved in 2022, which measures Corvinus’ operations, strategy and achievements against international academic standards.