World University Rankings 2021 by subject: business and economics

The business and economics subject table uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

The ranking assesses universities by their performance in the following disciplines: business and management, accounting and finance, and economics and econometrics.

This year’s table includes 729 universities, up from 632 last year.

View the World University Rankings 2021 by subject: business and economics methodology

Stanford University tops the table for the first time since 2018, while Harvard University climbs five places to fifth, its highest position since 2017. Meanwhile, Yale University climbs three places to join the top 10 in eighth and the University of Pennsylvania drops out of this group.

Switzerland’s ETH Zurich is the top university outside the US and UK, holding on to 12th position, while the National University of Singapore leads Asia’s representatives at 14th.

The University of California, Davis is the top new entry, ranking at joint 45th.

View the full results of the overall World University Rankings 2021

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