World University Rankings 2023 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 2023, 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 870 universities, up from 794 last year.

View the World University Rankings 2023 by subject: business and economics methodology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retains its top spot from last year, while China’s Tsinghua University, rising three places to the eighth spot, is the only new entrant to the top 10.

There are only two new additions to the top 20 – Peking University, China, which has risen seven places to 15th, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, which has climbed five places to 16th.

Beyond the top 20, the US remains prevalent, but other countries, such as South Korea, Switzerland and Australia, have also improved. For instance, Yonsei University (Seoul campus) rises 34 spots to 44th, the University of Zurich rises five spots to joint 42nd, and the University of Melbourne rises eight spots to 35th.

The University of California also repeatedly improves its performance from last year. For example, its Berkeley campus rises one place to seventh, and San Diego rises one place to joint 31st. The Los Angeles branch remains in 19th place.

Read our analysis of the subject rankings 2023 results

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