Rankings in Research
AUEB is very well known for its research orientation. In a recent (2006e SSRN research carried out by the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) among all non-US Universities, AUEB ranks among the top 15 Universities internationally in terms of total research output, among the top 11 Universities internationally in terms of total new papers in the last 12 months, and among the top 11 Universities internationally in terms of total authors. In the field of Econometrics, according to a different study, AUEB comes internationally in the 48th place according to the Journal of Econometric Theory. And, yet in another study conducted by Der Spiegel, AUEB ranks among the top 5% of European Universities.
Rankings of Graduate Programs
In another ReportED research among 250 business schools globally (ReportED 2006) AUEB's MBA International Program, fully accredited by AMBA, was ranked among the top 10 MBA programs in Europe and the top 30 in the world. In terms of the school quality, the Program assumed the 4th position in Europe, and 18th in the world along with schools such as Yale, Berkley, Cornell, INSEAD, IMD, Oxford, Cambridge, ESADE and HEC. Based on the Alumni survey, the Program ranked No 5 in Europe.
In a more recent ranking Top MBA among 200 schools in Europe (2009) by QS, the organization co-conducting the World University Rankings with The Times, the MBA International program with an average class GMAT score at 663, came out No. 10 in Europe, surpassing schools such as, for example, Cass and Imperial College (no. 17, avg = 640), Manchester Business School (no. 20, avg = 625), Warwick Business School (no. 27, avg = 610), and others. On the same survey, on the basis of opinions from over 600 employers from all over the world, the MBA International was ranked at the 17th place out of 70 business schools in Europe. As the QS report notes, the employer ranking shows that a cluster of schools can be distinguished which includes "Cambridge, Warwick, Manchester, ESSEC, ESCP-EAP, Athens University of Economics and Business (a big riser in 2008), Imperial, Cass, and MIP Politecnico di Milano. These schools have all established a strong franchise with European-based recruiters".
Finally, amongst 200 business schools globally, MBA International is ranked at position 37 globally in the specialization of Operations Management and at position 39 in the specialization of Finance.
Another graduate program, the MSc program in Human Resources Management, has received the EFQM Award Committed to Excellence" from the European Foundation of Quality Management. AUEB is also a very popular school. In a recent (2005) GMAC ranking by GMAC©, AUEB turned out to be the 3rd most popular school in Europe (in terms of the number of GMAT scores sent) among European candidates, and the 6th most popular one internationally, behind LBS, INSEAD, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford.