The two rankings have very different focuses: The Economist MBA Ranking takes into account aspects such as the salary data of alumni and the satisfaction of current students and alumni with different aspects of the respective program. Mannheim Business School was able to keep its status as #1 in Germany, coming in at #41 overall, and #11 in Europe.
The Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking on the other hand evaluates graduate business programs on their integration of sustainability into the education of future business leaders. Here, Mannheim Business School rose from 17th to 15th position among the 123 programs worldwide that were taken into account. It was able to gain an excellent position as #5 in Europe and #1 in Germany.