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Financial Times Ranking: Mannheim Business School Among the Top 5 Worldwide for Customized Programs



For the first time, Mannheim Business School (MBS) has been listed among the world’s top five institutions in one of the leading international rankings. The Financial Times places MBS as the best German supplier up to the #5 spot on their ranking list for customized programs. These are exclusively tailored and implemented by business schools to meet the specific needs of a company. 

The extraordinary success in this ranking is in particular due to theexcellent assessments by the  corporate clients: In six out of a total of 15 categories, MBS was listed among the three best institutions. In the categories faculty, teaching methods and materials, and follow-up, MBS even achieved a peak position in the 85 institutions from all over the world  included in the ranking. Occupying second place each, MBS also performed well in the categories value for money, aims achieved, and future use. Moreover, fourth place was awarded for acqcuiring  new skills and learning. 
For the second time, MBS is represented in this worldwide most important ranking for customized programs, which is mainly based on a company survey by the Financial Times. In 2014, MBS was ranked #12 as the best newcomer in the last ten years.
“This ranking clearly demonstrates that management education in Mannheim has reached world-class level,” Professor Dr. Jens Wüstemann, President of Mannheim Business School,  says. “German companies of all sizes and across all industries no longer have to go abroad for practice-oriented management education at the highest international level – even at a fair price-performance ratio as the Financial Times ranking approves”, Wüstemann emphasizes. Apart from a wide spectrum of offered MBA programs and a specialized Master’s program (M.Sc.) in Accounting and Taxation, MBS added Customized Programs and Open Courses for companies to their portfolio only a few years ago. “Our approach of tailoring concepts exactly to the individual needs of our corporate clients has proved to be a success,” says Wüstemann.