The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is one of the top five Spanish business schools in the world, according to the Times Higher Education's Business School Ranking 2018. Furthermore, the UC3M is the only public Spanish institution with this worldwide ranking.
This ranking classifies the different business education centres in four categories: MBA, Master’s of Business Administration, either a one or two year course; MIF, Master’s in Finance, and MIM, Master’s in Management.
In the MIF category, UC3M Business is one of the 23 best business schools in the world, according to this ranking that aims to measure teaching excellence and student experience. In particular, the UC3M’s Master in Finance has been ranked 19th internationally and 3rd nationally, along with the programmes offered by EADA Business School Barcelona and ESIC Business and Marketing School. Other Spanish centres are also represented in other categories, such as ESADE Business School and IQS School of Management.
In order to carry out the Business School Ranking 2018, 20 performance indicators have been measured according to four categories: the resources provided by the business school; economic, international and gender diversity among students and teachers; employability, and student satisfaction with the education and services received. In order to evaluate the latter aspect, a consultation was carried out with over 23,000 students from three different cohorts, those who completed their studies in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
In 2017 the UC3M became the first Spanish public university to achieve accreditation from the AACSB, an international organisation that recognises the best educational centres in the world for their quality of teaching and research in the areas of business management, accounting, finance and marketing.