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Financial Times again ranks the School of Economics and Business among the top 95 European business schools

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The School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana is again included, as the only business and economics school from Slovenia, among the top 95 business schools in Europe, in a ranking published today by the renowned Financial Times (FT).

For the second year in a row, the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana (SEB LU) is ranked alongside the top 95 business and economics schools in Europe, giving further recognition of the hard work and dedication of its employees and students as well as further acknowledgement of its quality in the international environment. The importance of this ranking is underlined by the fact that to be included on the list it is necessary to hold at least one of the two most prominent international accreditations for business schools, namely AACSB or EQUIS, and for the International Master in Business (IMB) programme to be included in the FT ranking of top business programmes. The SEB LU holds both of the mentioned accreditations together with the AMBA accreditation, confirming the quality of its MBA programme and placing it in the elite group of triple-accredited business and economics schools.

The SEB LU is proud of its international reputation and global partnerships. Our double degree programmes offer our students the chance of studying at up to 5 business schools that also feature in the Financial Times’ ranking (KEDGE, BI, Audencia, ISCTE and ESSCA). In cooperation with the Swiss business school of the University of St. Gallen (traditionally among the top 4), for the third consecutive year the SEB LU has organised the joint doctoral summer school GSERM Ljubljana.

Based on partner exchange agreements, SEB LU students have the possibility to study in most of the schools featuring on the list. Our school is particularly proud of the EUTOPIA partnership where six reputable universities, i.e. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CY Cergy Paris, Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, University of Göteborg, University of Warwick, and University of Ljubljana, including their business schools, all of which are partners of the SEB LU, are helping to shape the European universities of the future.


“Being included in the Financial Times’ ranking acknowledges both the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana as well as all the professors and professional staff for their many years of dedication and tireless hard work to improve the quality of higher education, top research and transfer of knowledge. It also acknowledges our graduates for having acquired knowledge and competencies during their studies that envisage the challenges in the modern business and economic world and broader social environment. It is extremely important that all of this involves the SEB LU’s commitment to be actively engaged in the environment and to acquire non-budget funds since the public funds the state provides, despite resolutions being adopted, do not ensure such a quality level. We hope that the state at least recognises this.

Prof. Dr Metka Tekavčič, Dean of the School of Economics and Business


The Financial Times’ ranking is still the best recognised in the international business community, with the rank itself proving the SEB LU’s quality and its excellent graduates who are highly employable when they complete their studies.


The high ranking of the SEB LU shows that it is distinguished by quality in both Slovenia and its broader environment. Given the criteria applied by the Financial Times, we have again proven that our modern study programmes and high-quality study environment produce valuable and highly employable graduates who are able to compete with those from the best European schools. The inclusion of the SEB LU in the ranking confirms the steps being taken to realise our vision that, by 2025, the SEB LU will be the school of choice in business and economics in Central and Eastern Europe for doing research, learning, and creating sustainable development solutions.

Prof. Dr Andreja Cirman, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs


Link to the Financial Times “European Business School Rankings 2019”: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2019http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2019

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