Maastricht University keeps leading position in 2023 Better World MBA ranking

We are delighted to announce that the MaastrichtMBA programme of Maastricht University School of Business and Economic has been named among the top three sustainable business MBA programmes worldwide by Corporate Knights, a leading sustainable business magazine. Achieving third place, the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics ranks above the most distinguished programmes in the world.

Infusing the notion of sustainable development

The achievement acknowledges Maastricht University’s focus on sustainability across course content and faculty research, and on fostering learning environments that empower students to delve into environmental, social and governance issues within the context of business.

”The 2023 Better World MBA Ranking also recognises Maastricht University School of Business and Economics’ commitment to infusing the notion of sustainable development into its MBA course content, as it aims to cultivate leaders who leverage business as a force for good. The MBA programmes of Maastricht University are one of the best in the world at instilling holistic purpose in tomorrow’s leaders and ensuring they have the skills and values to build a more inclusive economy that benefits society and the natural world.” – Toby Heaps, CEO and Chief Editor at Corporate Knights

Leading sustainable business publication

Corporate Knights is a leading sustainable business publication platform with a focus on how organisations, markets and governments are advancing social and environmental sustainability worldwide. Their 2023 Better World MBA Ranking evaluated MBA programmes of 209 global MBAs, including the top 100 in the 2023 Financial Times Global MBA ranking, across key performance indicators related to sustainable development. The Business School’s impressive third position in the ranking offers a significant benchmark for prospective MBA students who recognise the potential of business to address the current existential threats.

”The Corporate Knight Better World MBA Ranking showcases the most sustainable business programmes around the world. SBE’s MBA programmes work hard to put SBE’s values (Fostering Sustainable Development, International, Inclusive, Connected and Co-creative) at the core of the student experience and it makes me very proud that these efforts have been recognised by Corporate Knights as belonging to the top 3 in the world. Our MBA programmes indeed demonstrated that we are recognised as having a positive impact on the environment that we belong to! ”– Mariëlle Heijltjes, Dean of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics


This article presents a publication of the recently launched 2023 Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking. MaastrichtMBA is a part-time executive MBA programme, designed for working professionals. The programme is Triple Crown accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. If you want to find out more about the various MBA options offered by MaastrichtMBA, please contact our Recruitment Officers Chantal van Wissem (On-Campus MBA) or Diana Berdun Mingo (Online MBA).

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