Master’s students on business administration courses ranked their respective university for the CHE ranking.


It was only last spring that ISM came out of the CHE ranking with top marks. Now it was the turn of master’s students to rank ISM and they clearly showed that last year’s outstanding result was no fluke, also for our master of business administration courses.

ISM offers eleven different master’s programmes at its campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart. All six ISM campuses ranked as a top university in the ‘international focus’ category. Students at the campuses in Frankfurt/Main and Munich awarded top marks, giving the business school ten out of a possible eleven points.

The Dortmund campus ranked well above average in every category. These included, for instance, the ‘support and assistance provided by academics’, the ‘academic programme’ and the ‘professional emphasis’. The students in Dortmund ranked the ‘overall study situation’ as very good.

Over 20 indicators were included in the CHE ranking to directly compare master’s programmes at various universities and universities of applied science. The students were surveyed between April and July 2017.