Accreditation and rankings

Our School is ranked among the world's best for our education, research and corporate contacts, and is accredited by leading international organisations. When you study, work or solve problems together with Lund University School of Economics and Management, you become a part of this success story.

Accredited by EQUIS and AMBA

We are accredited by both EQUIS and AMBA, and hence belong to the top 1 per cent of business schools globally that hold both accreditations.

EQUIS is a comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools, run by EFMD. EQUIS accreditation ensures rigorous quality control, benchmarking the school against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as engagement with the world of practice.

AMBA accredits MBA, DBA and Master’s Degree programmes with the aim to maintain standards and fostering innovation in global postgraduate management education. The accreditation philosophy is centred on impact, employability and learning outcomes. Only programmes that demonstrate the highest standards in teaching, learning and curriculum design; career development and employability; student, alumni and employer interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

Top 50 in the Financial Times ranking

The Master’s in Finance at Lund University School of Economics and Management is ranked 39th in the world in Financial Times ranking of pre-experience programmes 2018.

The programme is ranked 4th in the category for value for money, 29th for international mobility rank, 26th for career progress rank, and 33rd for careers service rank.

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QS World University rankings by subject

Globally, the Master's in Finance performs at 47 in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018. 

Lund University School of Economics and Management achieves very high world rankings for several subject areas in the QS World University Rankings 2018. We are ranked in the top 150 in Business and Management and Economics and Econometrics, and in the top 200 for Accounting and Finance.

QS World University rankings by subject 2018

Lund University in the world rankings

  • Lund University is highly ranked in many international comparisons of higher education and has been consistently placed in the world's top 100 universities in recent years (among the top 0.4% of the world's universities).
  • 92nd place in the QS Ranking 2019
  • 98th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019
  • 88th place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019
  • 76th in the Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2017

Furthermore, Lund University is consistently the top choice for international students applying to and accepting places at Swedish universities, the most popular higher education institute in Sweden – as ranked by Swedish secondary school students, and has been awarded the safest campus in Sweden.

Lund University is situated in Sweden, which is among the top 4 countries in the world at providing higher education (Universitas 21 ranking 2018) and has the highest proficiency in English as a second language in the world (EF English Proficiency Index). Sweden is ranked the second most innovative economy in the world (2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index) and is the EU innovation leader (European Innovation Scoreboard 2018)

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Last published: 2019-09-11