University rankings play an important role in positioning the University of Cologne in the national and international context. The WiSo Faculty of the University of Cologne, to which our Business School is closed connected, enjoys a high standing in many renowned university rankings – nationally and internationally.
# 1 The subject ranking "Management" of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021 (ARWU – „Shanghai Ranking“), ranks the University of Cologne in 1st place in Germany.
# 1 WiSo Faculty of the University of Cologne gains 1st place in Germany also in the subject ranking "Business Administration" of the ARWU 2021.
# 1 Cooperation partner university of the Business School on top: ARWU 2021 puts Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University in 1st place for „Business administration“ internationally.
Top 1 for “Business Administration” and “Management” in Germany
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ("Shanghai Ranking") is a global university ranking that has been published since 2003 and is conducted by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
The ARWU ranking 2021 puts University of Cologne in 1st place in Germany for "Business Administration" and "Management" - in an international comparison, the University ranks 101-150 in both subjets. Overall, the University of Cologne holds place 8-10 in Germany and place 151-200 internationally in the current ARWU ranking.
Partner of the Business School: RSM world's best university for "Business Administration"
Top position also for the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, with which our Business School is conducting the Cologne-Rotterdam Executive MBA. ARWU puts the RSM 1st place for "Business Administration" worldwide!
The ARWU uses six indicators for ranking. Among other it includes the number of graduates and staff who have won Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of frequently cited researchers, the number of articles published in Nature and Science journals, and the per capita performance of a university. More than 1.200 univers ities are actually selected by ARWU each year and the top 500 universities are ranked.
Excellent teaching and networking at the Business School of the University of Cologne
The Business School of the University of Cologne is close connected to the WiSo Faculty of the University of Colonge. This strong relationship is reflected in our teaching. It is characterized by practical relevance, excellent know-how and internationality. Our EMBA and MBA students as well as our course participants have access to the broad alumni network of the university and to the top-class expertise of the professors and lecturers of the WiSo Faculty.
# 1 In the SCM Journal List Ranking 2021, the University of Cologne ranks 1st in Germany.
The SCM Journal List Ranking by Analytically-Focused Journals is based on output in journals that are primarily analytically-focused (Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management).
# 2 In the AIS Information Systems Ranking 2020, the WiSo Faculty of the University of Cologne is in 2nd place in Germany.
The AIS 8 rankings (Journals: EJIS, ISJ, ISR, JAIS, JMIS, MISQ, JSIS, JIT) are based on a range of the period of 2018-2020, worldwide shares the University of Cologne the 59th place with 5 other Universities. In a national comparison for 2018-2020 the University ranks 3rd place. (Stand: 31.01.2020)
# 2 According to the WirtschaftsWoche HR ranking 2020, the University of Cologne provides the best qualified graduates for companies. It ranks 2nd place within Germany for „Economics“