The 2010 issue of the Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs for the bachelor’s programmes published in December lists two of SBE’s programmes on a first place. The evaluation guide to Dutch universities and institutions of higher education includes a ranking that is not only based on student opinions, but also on the experts’ opinions, contact hours and success rate.
The three last categories are responsible for 50% of the final result. As a whole, Maastricht University kept its 3rd place in the list of best universities, same as in 2008 and 2009.
For the School of Business and Economics, the result is as follows:
• International Business: 1st place
• Econometrics and Operations Research: 1st place
• Fiscal Economics: 2nd place
• Economics: 4th place
Overall, the SBE programmes score highest on programme content, success rate (graduation), organisation, facilities, teaching staff and preparation for the labour market. The International Business programme was again indicated as the best choice; the Econometrics and Operations Research programme received high praise for group size, teaching staff and preparation for the job market.
Since 2005, SBE has been consistently present in the higher regions of the Keuzegids ranking. Maintaining a high standard in education has always been a key issue in our strategic programme, and we believe that rankings are a perfect means to show the world how well we are doing. They are also a wonderful tool for maintaining a strong bond with our alumni.
The ranking for the master’s programmes in the Netherlands will be published around the end of January 2010.