SBE maintains outstanding position in CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings

We are delighted to announce that Maastricht University School of Business and Economics has maintained its outstanding position in the 2024 CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings. Securing a 4th place in the Global Online MBA ranking, and an 8th place in the Global Executive MBA ranking, our business school reaffirms its commitment to delivering top-tier education and upholding its prominent international standing.

Showcase for top business schools

CEO Magazine has been showcasing top business schools from around the globe since it first launched in 2008. In 2012, the publication launched its annual Global MBA Rankings, profiling MBA, Executive MBA and Online MBA programmes. This year, CEO Magazine ranked 139 schools, offering 284 different programmes in 24 countries. The growth in the number of schools offering online MBAs was most noticeable, with 16 new programmes entering the rankings, making our 4th place in the Global Online MBA ranking an even greater accomplishment.


In assessing ranking placement, CEO Magazine evaluates criteria including quality of faculty, international diversity, professional development, accreditations, and delivery methods. Excelling in these areas, we are thrilled to maintain our high positions in the CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings.

Global footprint

Given the programmes’ diverse and international nature, the presence in global MBA rankings is not unexpected. The MaastrichtMBA programme has diligently cultivated student diversity over many years, now boasting a cohort representing over 50 nationalities. This rich diversity and its positive impact on classroom dynamics position us favourably for top rankings in the global MBA landscape.


Prof. Mariëlle Heijltjes, Dean of Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics, extends her congratulations to the MBA teams, stating, “Many congratulations to our MBA teams! With criteria such as quality of faculty, international diversity, and accreditations as the most important determinants of the ranking position, we are very proud that our MBA programmes stand out in the field. A well-deserved recognition of the commitment and excellence of our faculty and staff.”



This article presents a publication of the recently launched CEO Magazine 2024 Global MBA RankingsMaastrichtMBA is a part-time executive MBA programme, designed for working professionals. The programme is Triple Crown accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Read via this link more about our accreditations & rankings.

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