23 March 2023

The URL, best university in Spain and 17th in the world in Business & Management according to the QS Ranking

La Salle-URL is one of the three Ramon Llull University centers that teach studies in this discipline

The Ramon Llull University (URL), of which La Salle-URL is a founding member, is the best university in Spain and the 17th in the world in the field of Business & Management. This is confirmed by the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2023, one of the most reputable and prestigious international rankings on higher education. La Salle-URL is one of the three centers of the Ramon Llull University —together with IQS-URL and Esade-URL— that teaches studies in the field of Business & Management through La Salle International School of Commerce and Digital Economy (FICEDLS).

The 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject has assessed the excellence of more than 1,500 educational institutions from around the world in 54 different disciplines. For the elaboration of the final classification, QS uses four main criteria: the results of a reputation survey answered by nearly 150,000 academics; the results of a second reputation survey completed by some 99,000 employers; the number of citations in scientific publications during the last five years; and the H index, which measures the set of most cited publications and the number of citations they have received in other scientific articles.

The URL also enters the ranking in the Hospitality and Leisure Management discipline, where it ranks second in Spain and in the 51-100 range in the world, and in Psychology, in which it appears ninth in Spain and in the 301-330 range globally. In the field of Social Sciences and Management, which includes the discipline of Business & Management, the URL is sixth in Spain and 100 in the world.

FICEDLS Business and Management studies

Through FICEDLS, La Salle-URL teaches three degrees and two double degrees in the field of Business & Management:

Likewise, it also teaches highly prestigious postgraduate, MBA and master's degrees —such as the Master of Science in Project Management, which at the beginning of the academic year was considered one of the best in the world by the QS Business Masters Ranking 2023— and also Executive Education programs.

FICEDLS has a new Dean from this 2022-2023 academic year, Dr. Christopher Kennett, who took over from Dr. Francesc Miralles, a key figure in the creation of the School. About this new stage, Dr. Kennett spoke in an interview on the La Salle-URL website, where he referred to the differential value of FICEDLS, the future of business schools and the La Salle-URL knowledge ecosystem.