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Education's quality ranking in the world

Within the realm of international higher education, a number of rankings with widely varying levels of quality, methodological rigor and authority are published. Bocconi University regularly appears in the most prominent rankings which cover its areas of expertise in economics and management, and more generally the social sciences. Here we show the updated results of some of the most important and widely-recognized of these. More information concerning our standing in other specialized or sectorial rankings will be published in the sections about the individual programs.

1. QS (Quacquarelli Symonds)

In the QS World University Ranking, published by London-based QS, Bocconi’s worldwide performance in the Social Science segment over the last three years was as follows:

  • 2017, Social Sciences & Management, 17th rank
  • 2016, Social Sciences & Management, 22nd rank
  • 2015, Social Sciences & Management, 22nd rank

QS themselves mention Bocconi in the ranking’s presentation pages, explaining why Bocconi is not listed in the comprehensive ranking but only in the more specific “Social Sciences” subgroup. See the Getting Specific article.

Bocconi is also featured in the subject rankings published separately by QS:

World University Ranking by Faculty - Social Sciences and Management
5th in Europe
17th worldwide
Employer Reputation 89.6
World University Ranking by Subject - Accounting and Finance
7th in Europe
33th worldwide
Employer Reputation 82.7
World University Ranking by Subject - Economics and Econometrics
4th in Europe
16th worldwide
Employer Reputation 86.6
World University Ranking by Subject - Business and Management
6th in Europe
11th worldwide
Employer Reputation 82.8

Note: "Employer Reputation" is one of the ranking’s indicators and gauges companies’ opinions about graduates from any individual university. The top one has a conventional score of 100.


2. Financial Times

Bocconi is also present in many rankings by Financial Times. More precisely, SDA Bocconi School of Management (Bocconi’s Business School), is in the following rankings: MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Executive Education Custom Programs, Executive Education Open Programs and European Business Schools. MSc courses offered by Bocconi’s Graduate School are listed in the Master in Management and Finance rankings. Here are the updated positions at European and worldwide levels.

Masters in Management 2016 
11 worldwide
11 in Europe
Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2017 
7 worldwide
6 in Europe
Global MBA 2017 
22 worldwide
9 in Europe
Executive Education Customised Programs 2017
4 worldwide
3 in Europe
Executive Education 2017
14 worldwide
8 in Europe
European B. School Ranking 2016 
6 in Europe


3. U-Multirank

The recently launched U-Multirank project, like other rankings, aims to help choose a university but with a quite different approach from others. After setting the desired criteria, the user obtains a list of universities with the indication, for each chosen parameter, of each university’s performance compared to the group average. U-Multirank thus shifts the main focus from the simple position in a ranking to the mix of characteristics of a given university.


Last modified 19/06/2017 - 15:13:53