Accreditations and rankings

Not only is our School part of a world renowned University, but we are also one of a small number of schools worldwide to be triple accredited by the three leading bodies, AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. When you study, work or solve problems together with us, you become a part of this success story.

Triple accreditation

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The triple accreditation, or the Triple Crown, is held by just over 100 business schools worldwide, and less than 1% of all business schools. Our accolades at both School and programme level support our position as a globally recognised business school.

The logotypes of AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Financial Times ranking

In 2020, Lund University School of Economics and Management secured a spot on the Financial Times European Business Schools 2020 ranking for the first time. In strong competition, the School ranks number 75.

Read more: European Business School Ranking 2020

The Master’s in Finance at Lund University School of Economics and Management is ranked 37th in the world in Financial Times ranking of pre-experience programmes 2021. The programme is ranked 3rd in the category for "value for money".

LUSEM's Master’s in International Strategic Management is ranked 77th in the world (No. 2 in Scandinavia) in Financial Times ranking of management programmes 2021.

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QS World University rankings by subject

Lund University School of Economics and Management achieves high world rankings for several subject areas in the QS World University Rankings 2021. We are ranked in place 120 in Business and Management, top 150 in Economics and Econometrics, and top 200 in Accounting and Finance.

Globally, the Master’s in Finance performs at 48, and the Master's in International Marketing and Brand Management at 42, in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

QS Master’s in Finance Ranking 2022 (separate ranking)

QS Master's in Marketing Ranking 2022 (separate ranking)

U.S News & World Report

Lund University School of Economics and Management is ranked no. 94 in the world according to U.S. News & Report Best Global Universities for Economics and Business 2022 and the only Swedish School among top 100.

U.S. News Best Global Universities for Economics and Business

Lund University in the world rankings

Lund University is highly ranked in many international comparisons of higher education institutions and has been consistently placed in the world’s top 100 universities in recent years (among the top 0.4% of the world’s universities).

  • No. 87 in the QS Ranking 2021
  • No. 105 i Taiwanrankningen 2020
  • No. 151–200 in Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020

  • No. 116 in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021

Learn more about Lund University in the world rankings


AMBA oversees the standard and quality of MBAs worldwide. Only programmes that demonstrate the highest standards in teaching, learning and curriculum design; career development and employability; student, alumni and employer interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

EQUIS ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards in terms of e.g. governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, and engagement with the world of practice. 

AACSB accredits the best business schools in the world - focusing on continuous quality improvement in management education through engagement, innovation, and impact.

AACSB accreditation criteria

AMBA accreditation criteria

EQUIS accreditation criteria

Last published: 2021-11-04