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FIM maintains the top rank 

For the fifth time in a row, the Elite Graduate Program “Finance & Information Management” (FIM) of the University of Augsburg, University of Bayreuth and Technical University of Munich (TUM) with its interdisciplinary and at the same time methodologically educational approach, its integrated view between science and practice as well as its individual student support has achieved the top position in the current CHE Ranking for business master programs – with an even better result than the last four times.

Excellent results in CHE Ranking 20/21

In the renowned university ranking of the Bertelsmann non-profit Foundation for Higher Education Development (CHE), which is conducted every three years, FIM is the only graduate program that is top-ranked in all 12 evaluation categories. With an overall average of 1.15 in all eight categories of the student evaluations, the Elite Graduate Program "Finance and Information Management" once again received the best rating of all public and private universities in Germany. This does not only relate to the student judgments, but also to the criteria directly raised by the CHE for the professors involved, such as "research performance per scientist," doctorates per scientist” and "research funds per scientist."

The excellent results in the CHE-ranking underline the uniqueness of the FIM program, which ensures practical and research-oriented education at the highest international level since 2004.

"Not only can the FIM program keep up with the competition of highly specialized and privately financed business schools, but most importantly it also sets new standards and makes an important contribution to providing equal opportunities for students," comments Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl, Chairman of the FIM Board. Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl, Dean of the TUM School of Management, says: "The consecutive positioning as the top-ranked program shows that it hits the nerve of the time with its unique interdisciplinary content."

Detailed results of the current ranking

FIM-Alumni - Responsible leaders

The FIM program not only stands out for excellent study conditions, but even more for shaping responsible leaders in society, politics, and business. For example, one FIM alumnus is Bastian Nominacher, the co-founder of the "Unicorn" Celonis, which, after achieving a market capitalization of € 2.5 billion within 8 years, was the only start-up nationwide to be awarded the Future Prize for Technology and Innovation by the federal president last year.

Other FIM alumni such as Daniel Kehne and Fritjof Knier, the founders of Integreat, can also be proud of receiving multiple awards and honors at the highest level. A few days ago, Ana-Maria Balan, Head of Strategy Development at Infineon Technologies AG, was honored for successfully leading through the COVID-19 pandemic by the “Vordenker Project", an initiative of Handelsblatt and BCG.

Text: Vanessa Graf, Elite Graduate Program "Finance and Information Management"