The 2018 Financial Times European Business School Ranking has been published. As expected, Nyenrode Business Universiteit has slipped in the overall ranking of European Business Schools, falling from 38th place in 2017 to 51st out of 95 institutions in 2018. The university believes the reason for this result is clear: it is a consequence of a one-time lack of responses from graduates in 2014, which factors into the ranking.
Professor Dennis Vink, former Program Director of the Full-time MBA, explains: “This FT review represents only part of our offerings, as the MBA class of 2014’s response rate in the FT survey was too low for the students’ feedback to be included in the ranking. Nyenrode has devoted extra attention in recent years to increasing alumni involvement. The Full-time MBA has been running in Amsterdam since 2017 and is showing signs of further growth.”
Rector Magnificus Miša Džoljić says that the ranking is a delayed consequence of issues that have since been improved: “These improvements will undoubtedly be reflected in the future rankings. The 2018 result is unfortunate, but given the quality of our education, we expect to continue growing in the years ahead thanks to initiatives such as our second location in Amsterdam.”
Nyenrode Business University takes part in the Financial Times rankings every year. These rankings are published annually at the beginning of December. The 2018 ranking is available here.