The University of Minnesota ranks 15th in the world in the fields of business and economics according to Times Higher Education’s 2016-17 World University Rankings. Among American public institutions, the University places second in the category—behind only the University of California, Berkeley; it comes in at No. 10 among all U.S. universities.

The business and economic rankings centered on three topic areas: business and management, accounting and finance, and economics and econometrics.

About the rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings used the following weights for evaluating schools in the area of business and economics: teaching (32.5 percent), research (32.5), citations (25), international outlook (7.5), and industry income (2.5). Rather than ranking individual business schools or degree programs, the list judges schools based on overall excellence in the fields of business and economics.

Visit the Times Higher Education website for more information on rankings and methodology.