12 December 2018
The number and coverage of international university rankings is steadily increasing. It is therefore desirable that stakeholders and the public should be informed about their design, methodology and validity. So far progress with regard to the general rankings has been limited. Laurent Ortmans, who used to work with the Financial Times business school rankings and is now with the European School of Management and Technology Berlin, has produced a rating of 10 business school rankings.
The ranking is based on a survey of 112 ranking administrators at leading business schools, 50 in North America, 50 in Europe and 12 in the rest of the world.
The five criteria were ranking process management, data collection process, quality assurance process, “the rankings (clear methodology, fair, independent of commercial interests)”, and influence.
The Financial Times is the leading ranking in all three regions and EdUniversal the lowest. Forbes is second in Europe and US News second in North America and other countries. The ninth place in Europe goes to CNN Expression and in the other two regions to Times Higher Education (THE).