Management programme rises in prestigious Financial Times ranking

Published: 2022-09-12

Lund University School of Economics and Management is ranked #57, up 20 notches from last year on Financial Times' prestigious annual global ranking of 100 Master’s programmes in Management.

Our Master’s in International Strategic Management climbs again in the Financial Times international ranking. Last year's #77 position has improved to #57.

“With many senior researchers in strategy and management, as well as related issues such as innovation and sustainability, our researchers are heard and seen in the international arena. Their perspectives and ideas are integrated in the programme, which contributes to its high quality,” says Martin Blom, Vice Dean with responsibilities for education at the School.

The Financial Times ranking is based on what alumni on the programmes say about their education three years after graduation.

See the full Masters in Management ranking on Financial Times website

"An amazing opportunity for our students"

“It is an amazing opportunity for our students, because this proves that they get good international jobs after their education. Since the beginning, we aimed to create a great programme that highlights the challenges of international business development. It is very gratifying that the students want to continue to keep in touch with us after their studies. We would not have been ranked without their participation,” says programme director Ulf Ramberg.

The Master’s in International Strategic Management was launched in 2016, and is based on a long tradition of education and research in strategic management. The programme entered the Financial Times ranking in 2019. It is an achievement to stay on – and even tougher to climb – the fierce global ranking.

"An internationally competitive education"

“The programme’s greatest asset is its students. Admission is competitive and we get very talented and ambitious students who come to Lund to learn about strategy and what it means to lead strategically in a global business environment. It is wonderful to see how the students share their experiences, how they listen to each other and show care and respect in and outside of the classroom,“ says Ulf Ramberg.

“This is strong proof of the effect that talented teachers and students can achieve together. I see it as a further recognition that the School of Economics and Management can deliver an internationally competitive education,” Vice Dean Martin Blom concludes.

Learn more about the Master’s in International Strategic Management

Lund University School of Economics and Management: Full list of rankings and accreditations


Martin Blom
Vice Dean, Lund University School of Economics and Management
+46 46 222 96 21

Ulf Ramberg
Programme director
Master’s in International Strategic Management
+46 46 222 49 60

About the ranking

There are many ways of measuring the success of an education; one of them is to be ranked. This article is focused on the Financial Times Masters in Management 2022 ranking.

The international financial publication asks students who graduated three years ago what their education has given them, how their careers have gained momentum, what they earn, value for money, and how satisfied they are with what they have achieved thus far. The ranking is open to master's programmes worldwide in this field.

The Master’s programme in International Strategic Management started in 2016. Lund University School of Economics and Management was the second higher education institution in Sweden to enter the Financial Times' prestigious list of management programmes.

There are approximately 15,000 business schools around the world and the vast majority provide education in management.