Methodology

With more than 20 years of expertise in the global higher education sector, focusing on the evaluation of programs for the past 15 years, the Eduniversal Evaluation Agency has been able to establish and apply 3 core principles:

Objectivity – Independence – Transparency

Transparency of our evaluation methods and the results of rankings

  • with easily accessible reported methodology
  • with survey rules available and endorsed by all participants
  • with individual reports issued at the request of institutions seeking to understand their position in the rankings

Independence

  • from national and state structures
  • from media groups
  • supported by an International Scientific Committee, composed of 9 unpaid experts, guaranteeing the respect of our methodology

Objective of our analysis

  • by rating existing programs and not only those answering surveys
  • by not asking for any fees to participate in surveys
  • by referencing for free all ranked institutions and programs
  • by removing any link between rankings and the sale of ad space within the group’s editorial media by using an independent legal officer prior to selling ad space

Composed of 11 members (2 Eduniversal executive members and 9 independent experts in global higher education), the International Scientific Committee has several missions:

  • Select the top 1,000 Business Schools throughout the world and coordinate the Deans’ Vote used to attribute Academic Palms
  • Perform subsequent verifications of the Eduniversal Ranking methodology
  • Bring forward ideas to improve the methods employed
  • Recommend changes to increase the relevance of criteria used
  • Suggest developments that would be beneficial to the ranking methodology

Each member represents one of the nine zones covered by Eduniversal. The Scientific Committee meets twice a year.

  • Africa

    Prof. Sherif Kamel

  • CENTRAL ASIA

    Prof. Dr. Aneeta Madhok

  • EASTERN EUROPE

    Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas

  • EURASIA & MIDDLE EAST

    Prof. Nehme Azoury

  • Far East Asia

    Prof. Sung Joo Park

  • LATIN AMERICA

    Prof. Edson Luiz Riccio

  • NORTH AMERICA

    Prof. George M. Jabbour

  • OCEANIA

    Prof. Michael Wood

  • WESTERN EUROPE

    Mr. Axel Schumacher

While there are subtle differences between the methodologies of the different Eduniversal rankings, there are certain criterias that remain constant across all rankings.
With more of a focus on market conditions rather than strict academic criteria, our rankings assess the:

  • Reputation of
    programs

  • Salaries and professional
    opportunities after graduating

  • Satisfaction rating
    of participants

Various bonus points are added to these three criteria

For more information on our methodology and the specific features of each ranking:

01 - Eduniversal surveys

To determine its rankings, Eduniversal conducts an individual online survey.
Several stakeholders are involved:

  • Companies & university deans

    For the criteria on the reputation of programs or the international profile of institutions

  • Higher education
    institutions

    For criteria on salaries and professional opportunities

  • Students

    For criteria on their satisfaction
    Survey interfaces:

For more information on our surveys and calendars:

  • 02 - Data analysis

    At the end of each Eduniversal survey, the results are carefully analyzed by our teams. The relevance of data provided by program participants is verified. People who have not participated in the programs but who but are well recognized take part in a parallel survey conducted by our consultants.

  • 03 - Filing with an independent legal officer and publication

    Once the calculations are completed and the ratings determined, the rankings are filed with an independent legal officer and can no longer be modified. The ranked programs are then rapidly informed of their status in the rankings.

    The rankings may then be viewed on a dedicated website.
    Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking: Late November
    Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking : Late December
    Ranking of best Licences, Bachelors and Grandes Ecoles : Late November
    Ranking of best Masters, MS and MBA : Late March

    The French rankings are also published in a printed version. The Guide des meilleurs Licences, Bachelors et Grandes Ecoles and le Guide des meilleurs Masters, MS et MBA are respectively printed in 150,000 and 50,000 copies and distributed in schools throughout France.