Financial Times 2019 World Ranking: IAE Aix-Marseille moves up 18 more positions!


The Financial Times, which ranks the best Business Schools on the planet each year, publishes the 2019 ranking in its October 28, 2019 edition where the major British newspaper gives a place of first choice to IAE Aix-Marseille!

In the Global Ranking, the Institution is now 33rd in the world. A remarkable progression of 18 in the rankings compared to 2018, when the IAE held the 51st position. For France, the FT ranks IAE Aix-Marseille in 7th place of business schools. In the run with French schools, the IAE Aix-Marseille ranks 33rd just behind EDHEC and ahead of EM Lyon (40), NEOMA (43), Audencia (46), Grenoble School of Management (47), KEDGE ( 49), Toulouse Business School (62) ...

For Virginie de Barnier, Dean of IAE Aix-Marseille: "We are very proud of this result, which reflects a strategy of excellence implemented over the last 6 years and to which all staff and teacher-researchers contribute fully. The salary level of our students, 96% of whom find a job within three months, attests to the high attractiveness of our degree programmes and their perfect match with the needs of companies. It is also a recognition for Aix-Marseille University, whose University School of Management is, along with Dauphine, the only French Public School in the FT ranking. "

Improvement in all Criteria

In the 2019 Financial Times Ranking, the IAE Aix-Marseille is among the Top 3 Schools demonstrating such progress. By placing the IAE Aix-Marseille # 1 in France and in the top 5 worldwide in terms of tuition costs, the list confirms the School’s role as a social elevator.

The IAE Aix-Marseille has moved forward 7 positions in the category return on investment. The School is # 1 in France and # 12 in the world with the gross annual salary of young graduates climbing from €55,000 in 2018 to €62,300 in 2019.

Regarding the employability criterion, with a professional integration rate of 96%, the IAE Aix-Marseille ranks 5th in France and in the top 30 worldwide.

Strong International Appeal

The international dimension of the IAE Aix-Marseille is distinguished by the FT, which places the School in 10th place in France based upon the international mobility criterion. Remember that the IAE Aix-Marseille is the only University School of Management to have two prestigious international accreditations: EQUIS and AMBA. This double accreditation attests to the international influence of the school. This year international students represent 22% of the total student population, with more than 50 nationalities present on campus.