SBE bachelor’s programmes score first place in Dutch evaluation guide

The four bachelor’s programmes of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics have all reached the number one spot in the 2011 ranking of the leading Dutch evaluation guide ‘Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs’.

This 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’ opinion, 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, 2009 and 2010.

Some of the remarks made on the programmes:
•  International Business: “The only real good International Business programme can be found in Maastricht.”
•  Econometrics and Operations Research: this programme received a lot of praise from students for the ‘interesting and stimulating lessons’ and the ‘very professional lecturers’.
•  Fiscal Economics: this programme received high praise for group size, facilities and success rate (graduation).
•  Economics:  this programme received high praise for success rate (graduation), facilities, organisation, content, teaching staff and preparation for the labour market.

Overall, as in previous years, the SBE programmes score highest on programme content, success rate (graduation), organisation, facilities, teaching staff, group size, and preparation for the labour 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 SBE’s strategic programme, and rankings are a perfect means to show the world how well SBE is doing.

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