QS International Trade Rankings 2024: 20th worldwide

Excelia Business School makes its first appearance in the QS International Trade Rankings being placed 20th worldwide in the 2024 edition

Initially launched in 2023, the QS International Trade Rankings analyse and rank the best Master qualifications across the globe in International Business and Trade. For its first appearance in these important rankings, Excelia Business School achieved 20th position worldwide for its MSc in International Business Management and 1st amongst the French programmes featured. In this ranking, three key attributes of Excelia Business School’s MSc in International Business Management were highlighted: the employability of its graduates, the content of its programme, and its innovative pedagogical approach.


Ranked 20th in the world and 1st among French programmes for its first-time entry

For its first entry in the QS International Trade Rankings, Excelia Business School achieved 20th place worldwide in the 2024 edition for its MSc in International Business Management and 1st place among French programmes.


Excelia Business School performed particularly well on three of the criteria used to assess the QS International Trade Rankings:classement-qs-international-trade-2024

  • 1st in the world for ‘Graduate Outcome’, which recognises the career development of graduates and the support provided by the school to help them secure employment.
  • 3rd in the world for ‘Trade Programme Content’, which looks at the international dimension, teaching methods, and content of the programme across all aspects of international business, from the employer viewpoint of skills required. This criterion therefore highlights the perfect correlation between Excelia Business School’s MSc in International Business Management and the needs of the market.
  • 9th in the world for ‘Innovative Teaching’, which recognises creativity in terms of pedagogical innovation. Excelia Business School once again excelled in this particular criterion, which highlights new pedagogical approaches that are increasingly student-centred and that encourage learning through doing as well as hands-on experience. The school placed emphasis on its Ludo-pedagogy and immersive virtual learning methods, in addition to the international internships undertaken as part of the MSc in International Business Management.


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A methodology focussing on academic and pedagogical excellence

Launched in 2023, this 2024 edition marks the second year of the QS International Trade Rankings. Conducted with the support of a panel of leading international business professionals and lecturers, the methodology used places great emphasis on the academic and pedagogical quality of study programmes, as well as their relevance to the demands of the business world. 

The following assessment criteria, known as Indictor Lenses, are used:

  • Trade Programme Content (module content) - 30%
  • Reputation (academic reputation, employer reputation) - 20%
  • Industry Engagement (faculty industry experience, partnerships with employers) - 15%
  • Graduate Outcome (graduate employment rate, graduate support) - 15%
  • Innovative Teaching (experiential learning, internships) - 10%
  • Research (citations per paper, impact) - 10%

The MSc in International Business Management is the 5th Excelia Business School programme to appear in a QS ranking. In 2022, the Master in Management and three MScs (Supply Chain, Digital Marketing, Audit and Consultancy) featured in the Business Masters Rankings of the QS World University Rankings.

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