University of cologne - Business School

Top-Placement in the WirtschaftsWoche Ranking

As every year, WirtschaftsWoche assessed German-language business schools. Determining for the ranking was their respective research strength in the field of business administration. To measure this, the comitee evaluated academic papers from the past ten years (2011-2020) by researchers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Upon examination, a crucial factor for the excellence testers was that the business administration articles had also been published in specialist journals since 2011. Depending on the reputation of the publications, the institutions received a certain point value.

Place #2 among German Business Schools

We are very pleased that the University of Cologne has achieved the 2nd place among all German universities in this ranking! This puts it ahead of top institutions such as the universities in Hamburg and Mannheim as well as the WHU. Solely the TU Munich was able to overtake in this evaluation. Yet, the University of Cologne also proved itself in the DACH region comparison and received an excellent 4th place here. Congratulations on this success!

Excellent Teaching and Networking at the University of Cologne Business School

We as the Business School are proud to be part of such a research-strong institution. This close connection reflects in our teaching, as it is always based on the latest scientific findings and is also characterised by innovation and practical relevance. Our EMBA students and course participants thus have the opportunity to establish contacts within the broad alumni network of the WiSo faculty of the University of Cologne. Hardly any other German faculty has beared such a large number of CEOs in blue chip and DAX 30 companies. We look to the future with motivation, in order to maintain the high standards of our further education programmes and thus make a positive impact on each and everyone's career – be it through our Executive MBA, our certificate programmes or open programmes.

You can find the overall result of the WirtschaftsWoche ranking here.


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