The place the School and its programs occupy in international rankings and scientific journal publications attests to the quality of its training and research, as do the accreditations it has been awarded by the prestigious EQUIS and AMBA organizations.
Financial Times Rankings
HEC Lausanne programs are ranked in the prestigious Financial Times world rankings:
The international newspaper for business and economics has been publishing these rankings for many years now, based on data provided by the schools and their graduates.
Several programs from our School are ranked in the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking:
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), commonly referred to as the Shanghai Ranking, ranks academic institutions worldwide using several research performance indicators.
HEC Lausanne stands in a prominent position among the eleven higher education institutions in Switzerland. In particular:
- In the field of Economics: n. 3 in terms of impact (number of scientific publications of the School cited in other research papers) and n. 2 in terms of quality (number of scientific papers published in top academic journals and conferences) - see the ranking
- In the field of business administration: n. 2 in terms of impact (number of scientific publications of the School cited in other research papers) and n. 3 in terms of quality (number of scientific papers published in top academic journals and conferences) - see the ranking
- In the field of management: n. 1 in terms of impact (number of scientific publications of the School cited in other research papers) and n. 2 in terms of international collaborations (percentage of academic papers co-authored with researchers from institutions situated in other countries) - see the ranking
The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) is based on stringent international standards and awards a quality label to the best institutions of higher learning in business. Around 150 institutions in the world are part of the EQUIS club. This accreditation confirms the high quality of the Faculty's programs both from an academic and a pedagogical point of view. It also praises the integrated relationships HEC Lausanne enjoys with its economic and international partners.
The Faculty's accreditation was renewed in December 2017 by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for a period of 5 years. It recognizes HEC Lausanne’s leading position among the world’s business and management institutions.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA), established in 1967, is an international accreditation body and a professional membership organisation. The Association is globally recognised as the impartial authority on postgraduate business education. They are the only accreditation body which specifically assesses the quality of individual business education programmes and they currently set the standard for MBAs, DBAs and MBMs around the world.
HEC Lausanne belongs to a select list of 168 schools in nearly 70 countries which are accredited by AMBA.