Accreditations and rankings




Since 2005 all FBE's management programmes are accredited by AACSB and in 2010 the Faculty obtained additional EPAS accreditation for its Business Economics and Business Engineering degrees. Accreditation by NVAO is mandatory for all programmes in Flanders.



There is a whole range of international rankings, each with its own method of assessing the quality of universities. Specific rankings for the Faculty of Business and Economics are:

Financial Times Rankings

1. Financial Times rankings


Since 2005, the Financial Times has ranked the best Masters in Management globally. The ranking has gained a lot of importance over the years and now, in 2019, it contains institutes from 31 different countries with more than 30.000 students enrolled. The University of Antwerp has been ranked 90th for its Master of Business Economics. We are the only Belgian university that is part of this list. For the second year in a row, moreover, the University of Antwerp has received first place in terms of 'value for money' worldwide. Nowhere else in the world do you get as much for your tuition fee as in Antwerp. 

In the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking 2019, the University of Antwerp is selected as the only Belgian university and has placed 89th for the second time in a row.

Ranking: Eduniversal

2. Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2019

Eduniversal is a global leader in higher education information. Each year, Master graduates fill in surveys on which the Eduniversal's widely recognized academic rankings are based.

For the second year in a row, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Antwerp received a world ranking based on this survey. We are proud to announce that three of our programmes have been ranked:

Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management

Maritime and Air Transport Management, a component in the field of study of Maritime Management, was ranked by Eduniversal for the first time. Important to notice is that our programme is the only Belgian one in this Top 50 worldwide.

Master in Business Economics

Business Economics improved its ranking compared to last year from position 48 to 38 and from 3 stars to 4. Because of this improvement, the University of Antwerp has been ranked as the top Flemish university in the ‘Best Masters Economics Top 200’, ahead of the KU Leuven.

Master of Organisational Management

Our Dutch Master of Organisational Management has been ranked in the ‘Best Masters General Management Top 200 Worldwide’ for the first time. The programme was ranked at position 40. We are the only Flemish university that managed to get one of the coveted spots on this list.

Prof. dr. Koen Vandenbempt (Dean Faculty of Business and Economics – UAntwerp):
'We are proud that the hard and dedicated work of our teaching staff is appreciated by our Master graduates. This good ranking is, however, not a sign to slow down. We continue to improve and update our programmes every single day.’