CHE Master’s Ranking

Top Ratings for the ESB Business School

Practical, well-organised and with great support: the Master’s degree programmes at the ESB Business School score highly in the latest CHE University Ranking.

A strong practical focus, excellent organisation of the study programmes, and highly research-oriented teaching characterise the Master’s degree programmes in the subjects of business administration, business and engineering and business information systems at Reutlingen University. High scores in every category of the student survey once again place Reutlingen University among the top ranking universities of applied sciencein Baden-Wuerttemberg. Above all, the Master’s programmes at the ESB Business School stood out.

In the field of business administration, the ESB’s Master’s were ranked above-average in all ten indicators used in the CHE Ranking, including the range of courses, digital teaching elements, and support for studying abroad. The students had especially high praise for the practical focus of the teaching, which was included as an aspect of the ranking for the first time. Survey participants emphasised that they were “ideally [prepared] for a successful start in the field of business development, innovation management or consulting by the many practical projects” at the ESB Business School. The efficient organisation of the study programmes was also highlighted. Teachers and degree programme teams are accessible at any time, extremely competent and students’ concerns were high on the agenda, stated the participants of the CHE survey.

Respondents were also highly satisfied and awarded top ratings in the field of business and engineering. They declared the ESB Business School a “good mix of theory and practice” that offers an “outstanding insight into the world of industrial project management”. The “extremely dedicated professors” and the “interdisciplinary offerings” were also praised.

“We are delighted that the strengths of the ESB are clearly reflected in the CHE Master’s Ranking for 2023,” declared Professor Christoph Binder, Dean of the ESB Business School. “With a close corporate network, strong international partner universities and teachers with practical experience, we offer an excellent higher education experience from welcoming freshers to the graduation ceremony.”

Having also received outstanding ratings for its Bachelor’s degree programmes in May this year, Reutlingen University has now confirmed its positive results with the CHE Master’s Ranking. Professor Arjan Kozica, Vice President for Studies, Teaching and Continuing Education at Reutlingen University was also delighted about the students’ satisfaction: “We are absolutely convinced that high quality teaching forms the basis for academic success and personal development. That is why we are constantly developing our curricula, to ensure that our range of courses remains relevant and forward-looking.”

The CHE University Ranking for Master’s degree programmes draws on both the ratings of Master’s students and on details about teaching and research. The universities are assessed individually by subject and criteria. The universities and subjects are divided into three groups, top, middle and bottom, using the detailed criteria. The students rate the universities by how it is to study there using a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

The new Master’s Ranking from the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (Centre for Higher Education Development, CHE) is available for free online now at ZEIT ONLINE https://www.heystudium.de/masterranking and extracts will also be published in the current issue of ZEIT CAMPUS.