The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings table for business and economics subjects uses the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.
It highlights the universities that are leading across business and management, accounting and finance, and economics and econometrics subjects.
This year, we have made a small adjustment to the eligibility criterion for academic staff in the subject tables, which has resulted in more universities being eligible for inclusion.
The 2019 business and economics ranking has also expanded to include 585 universities, up from 200 last year.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has overtaken Stanford University to claim first place in this year’s business and economics table.
Duke University, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Yale University all feature in the list for the first time and make the top 10.
Tsinghua University has risen 11 places to 18th – just one behind Asia’s top representative, the National University of Singapore.
Several universities have risen from the 101-125 band to join the top 100 this year: Zhejiang University (54th) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (joint 84th) in China, École Polytechnique (75th) in France, South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) (92nd), and Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (99th).
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