Rankings

SGH has occupied top positions in the national rankings of economic faculties for many years and can boast very good results in international rankings. The results from the last 5 years, which confirm the highest quality of education and the university's reputation are presented below.

National rankings

SGH is the undisputed leader among Polish economic universities. Every year it takes the top spots in various and independent lists.

Perspektywy University Ranking

In 2000 the Perspektywy Press prepared and published the first professional educational ranking in Poland. Compilations published once a year, also in “Rzeczpospolita”, include a classification of public and non-public higher education institutions according to various criteria.

The ranking results for SGH Warsaw School of Economics over the last 5 years are presented below. The summary includes overall results, ranking by field of study and ranking by selected criteria.

2022

Ranking by field of study

Ranking by criteria group

2021

Ranking by field of study

 

2020

Ranking by field of study

 

2019

Ranking by field of study

 

2018

Ranking by field of study

  • 1st place - finance and accounting
  • 1st place - economics
  • 1st place - management

2017

Ranking by field of study

Ranking of MBA “Perspektywy”

2018

  • 1st place Canadian Executive MBA Programme (CEMBA)

  • 7th place MBA-SGH

The Canadian Executive MBA Programme (CEMBA) run by SGH in collaboration with the University of Quebec in Montreal was once again ranked first in the “Perspektywy” ranking of MBA programmes, scoring 100 points. MBA-SGH ranked 7th.

The jury evaluated 31 MBA programmes offered in Poland. The position in the ranking was determined among other things by the opinion of employers (CEMBA - 1st place, MBA-SGH - 2nd place).

2016

  • 1st place Canadian Executive MBA Programme (CEMBA)

  • 5th place MBA-SGH

The Canadian Executive MBA Programme (CEMBA) run by SGH in collaboration with the University of Quebec in Montreal has again been ranked first in the “Perspektywy” ranking of MBA programmes. Our other programme, the MBA-SGH, was ranked 5th for the second consecutive year.

The jury evaluated 36 MBA programmes. The position in the ranking was determined, among other things, by the opinions of graduates, the teaching staff of the programme, the substantive features of the programme or the preferences of employers.

Ranking “CEO Forge”

Ranking prepared on the basis of the List of 2000 largest companies in Poland. Graduate degrees among CEOs are taken into consideration.

2020

  • 1st place

Our university has strengthened its leading position ahead of Warsaw University of Technology and AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. The analysis covered 600 CEOs from the List of 2000 and it shows that every 13th CEO of a large company in Poland has a diploma from SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

2019

  • 1st place

SGH (7.67%) for the second time became the leader of the ranking ahead of Warsaw University of Technology (5.83%), AGH University of Science and Technology (5.67%) and University  of Warsaw (5.17%).

2018

  • 1st place

For the first time, a university of economics was on the podium of the ranking, ahead of technical universities. Over 570 CEOs of the largest companies in the List of 2000 were included in the analysis. SGH (7.50%) was followed by Warsaw University of Technology (6.28%), and the third place in the table was taken by the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow (6.11%). 

“Rzeczpospolita” ranking

On 30 June 2016 “Rzeczpospolita” published the first edition of a new ranking of economic universities and faculties. The ranking evaluates universities and economic faculties that can offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a doctoral school. The results obtained in four categories are taken into account: quality of teaching, internationalisation, scientific potential and careers of graduates.

2019

  • 1st place

In the fourth edition, for the fourth time, SGH became the best economic university in Poland with a lead of almost 22 points over the runner-up. University of Warsaw was followed on the podium by the universities of economics in Poznań and Katowice. SGH achieved the best results in three out of four categories: scientific potential, quality of teaching, career of graduates.

2018

  • 1st place

In the third edition, SGH took first place for the third time in a row (86.67 points) among economics universities, gaining a 23-point lead over Kozminski University (64.25 points) and a 32-point lead over Poznań University of Economics and Business (54.42 points).
The jury evaluated higher education institutions in four categories - quality of teaching, internationalisation, scientific potential and careers of graduates. The latest ELA national economic survey on the fate of graduates shows that a SGH graduate earns almost twice the average salary after studying economics and finds a job after almost 2.8 months.

2017

  • 1st place

In the second edition, SGH took first place (93.92 points) in the group of universities, well ahead of Kozminski University (67.50 points) and Poznań University of Economics and Business (62.33 points). Our university scored the most points in all four categories: quality of teaching, career of graduates, scientific potential and internationalisation.

As can be seen from the results of the ELA graduate survey comparison, graduates of the top three universities can count on being employed as full-time staff only a few weeks after graduation (SGH average 2.2 months). The highest salaries, however, are earned by graduates of SGH Warsaw School of Economics; they amount to PLN 4.8 thousand gross per month (110 per cent of the average salary in the graduate’s region of residence).

National System for Monitoring the Economic Fate of University Graduates

2019

According to the fourth edition of ELA, a multi-year study of the economic fate of graduates prepared by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education - graduates of the Data Analysis - Big Data course earn relatively the best. Among the courses around IT faculties, Data Analysis - Big Data was for the first time the leader. The criterion that determined the ranking position was the relative earnings ratio (WWZ). It determines the ratio of the average earnings of graduates in a given field of study to the average earnings in their districts of residence.

Google Scholar Metrics

Google has published the second edition (2017) of the Polish Scholar Metrics list, which presents scholarly journals ordered by h5 index. Among them were titles published by SGH: “National Economy” in 2nd place, “Organization and Management” in 16th, “E-mentor” in 22nd, “Studies and Work of the Collegium of Management and Finance” in 52nd, Annals The Collegium Of Economic Analysis in 90th, and ‘Kwartalnik Nauk o Przedsiębiorstwie in 94th.

International rankings

SGH Warsaw School of Economics annually ranks high in world rankings, where universities from dozens of other countries are evaluated.

    QS World University Rankings by Subject

    QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify leading universities that offer courses of interest.

    2021

    QS World University Rankings by Subject are  global rankings of universities, assessing the level of individual academic disciplines. Each university included in this edition of the ranking was evaluated on the basis of four indicators: reputation among scientists, reputation among global employers, number of scientific citations and the so-called productivity and impact of each publication of a given scientist or scientist on the world of science.
    SGH was evaluated in the Social Sciences & Management category.

    SGH is currently listed in the QS rankings:

    • QS World University Rankings by Subject Economics & Econometrics - position 301-350
    • QS World University Rankings by Subject Business & Management - position 301-350
    • QS Business Rankings Masters in Management - position 101+ QS Business Rankings Masters in Finance - position 101+

    The ranking covered nearly 14000 individual study programmes from 1440 universities and 85 countries around the world. A total of 51 disciplines were finally taken into account in the compilation, grouped into 5 thematic areas, i.e.:

    1. Arts & Humanities
    2. Engineering and Technology
    3. Life Sciences & Medicine
    4. Natural Sciences
    5. Social Sciences & Management

    SGH Warsaw School of Economics was assessed in the Social Sciences & Management category. Within the Accounting & Finance discipline, finance and accounting majors ranked in the 251-300 range.

    SGH was the only university from Poland to be ranked in this discipline. Within the discipline of Business & Management Studies, the management major was ranked 301-350, which was the highest position among Polish universities classified in this discipline.
    In the discipline Economics and Econometrics (2021), SGH’s position did not change from last year and the university ranked between positions 301-350.

    “The Financial Times” Masters In Managementt

    2022

    • 94th place

    In September 2022, The Financial Times published its annual ranking of Masters in Management programmes.

    2020

    • 13th place

    In September 2020, The Financial Times published its annual ranking of Masters in Management programmes. Among the top 90 programmes worldwide was the CEMS Master in Management. Studies co-organised by SGH - the only Polish university of economics belonging to the CEMS association - were ranked 13th in this ranking.

    CEMS is a global alliance formed by 33 business schools together with their corporate partners to run the joint CEMS Masters in International Management programme. The association of schools has adopted the goal of educating leaders who will smoothly navigate the international, multilingual and multicultural business environment. Only one university from a given country may belong to the alliance, therefore SGH Warsaw School of Economics is the only academic member of CEMS in Poland.

    2019

    • 8th place

    • 58th place

    On 28 October, the Financial Times published a ranking of Masters in Management programmes. Two study programmes offered by SGH have once again been ranked among the top 100 in the world. CEMS Master in Management co-organised by SGH - the only Polish university of economics belonging to the CEMS association - was ranked 8th. The second management faculty run by SGH was ranked 58th.

    The course rankings of the Financial Times mainly assess the success of graduates on the labour market. The fact that SGH Warsaw School of Economics is among the top 100 - twice over - confirms the high quality of education at SGH Warsaw School of Economics and the reputation its graduates enjoy on the labour market.

    2018

    • 9th place

    In 2018, two masters programmes offered by SGH were ranked among the world’s best. The CEMS Master in Management co-organised by the only Polish university of economics present in the CEMS alliance maintained its 9th place, while the “traditional” management faculty moved up for the second time in a row - this time from 68th to 59th place. The presence in the top 100 confirms the high quality of education at SGH Warsaw School of Economics and the reputation its graduates enjoy on the labour market.

    2017

    • 9th place

    In 2017, two masters programmes offered by SGH Warsaw School of Economics were ranked among the world’s best. CEMS Master in Management co-organised by the only Polish university of economics present in the CEMS alliance took 9th place, while the “traditional” management faculty was promoted from 73rd to 68th place.

    The results of the ranking are yet another sign that management graduates at SGH are doing well in the labour market. The average earnings of management graduates surveyed amounted to  $48090 at purchasing power parity (up from $45374 in 2016). 93% of respondents found a job within three months of graduation. Management at SGH is the only free course in the journal’s list.
    There was only one university from Poland in the ranking. Corvinus University in Budapest is 70th, and Prague University of Economics and Business is 82nd. In the lead is SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen, second place goes to HEC from Paris, third place goes to the Spanish IE Business School (jumping from 7th).

    The Financial Times’ Global Masters in Management ranking position is made up of scores from three areas of the survey. The first is a survey of graduates in the field of study, in which they answer questions about their careers, how much they earn or whether they have achieved their professional goals. The second area includes questions about the diversity of the school in terms of, among other things, the percentage of women among the teaching staff, foreigners among students, lecturers, etc. The third area takes into account the so-called internationalisation, i.e. participation in international programmes, i.e. mobility of staff, students and foreign language learning.

    2016

    In December, the Financial Times published a ranking of the top 90 business schools in Europe. The ranking is a summary of four rankings organised by the journal. In 2016, SGH Warsaw School of Economics was ranked 83rd - ex aequo with Bradford University School of Management and EM Strasbourg Business School.

    In the past year, SGH took part in only one FT ranking - the September Master in Management, in which the management faculty was ranked 73rd in the world and 65th in Europe.

    Rounding out the podium of the December business school ranking were London Business School, HEC Paris and Insead. The second Polish university in the ranking - Kozminski University - was ranked 45th.

    Eduniversal

    2016

    The MBA programmes offered by SGH Warsaw School of Economics have proved to be the best in the region in the Executive MBA category according to the latest Eduniversal 2015/2016 ranking. Poland is geographically classified by the authors of the ranking among the countries of Eastern Europe. Its creators analyse the opinions of more than five thousand international recruitment specialists, 800000 students and more than 10000 representatives of academic institutions.

    Our CEMBA (Canadian Executive Master of Business Administration) and MBA-SGH programmes were submitted together for evaluation. They were ahead of, among others, MBA programmes offered by the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University, Corvinus University in Budapest and MBA programmes offered by Polish universities (University of Warsaw, Warsaw University of Technology, Kozminski University).

    Once again, the Master’s course in English - Finance & Accounting, run by SGH jointly with EY and accredited by ACCA, was distinguished in the Accounting and Auditing category - it took second place in the region. In the category of Business and Commercial Law, the economics law analysis major came in 1st place, and in the category of economics majors, the international economic relations major came in 2end place. The management major ranks second in the General Management major category, while the Quantitative Methods in Economics and IT Systems major ranks second among Information Systems Management majors.

    First place in the Corporate Finance category went to the double degree programme run by SGH in cooperation with the Jan Gutenberg University of Mainz (School of Management and Economics).

    The results of the Best Masters ranking are announced each year at the end of December. The ranking is prepared by a French rating agency specialising in higher education. It evaluated four thousand of the best master’s and MBA programmes from around the world in 30 areas of study.

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