The University of Washington Foster School of Business, a fixture among the most productive and influential research institutions on the planet, again ranks highly in the 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
This annual ranking lists Foster #12 in the world and #9 in the United States for research in the area of business administration.
For research in finance, Foster is ranked #23 in the world and #20 among US business schools.
And for research in management, Foster is ranked #24 in the world and #14 in the US.
The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, published annually since 2017 by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, rates more than 1,800 universities worldwide for overall scholarly performance—and in a multitude of subject areas within the natural sciences, life sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and engineering.
The subject area rankings weigh several indicators of research performance. These factors include research output (number of published papers in peer reviewed journals), research influence (number of citations), research quality (number of papers published in top-tier journals and conferences), and international collaboration during the period between 2016 and 2020. ShanghaiRankings claims that its indices are “the most comprehensive and objective ranking of world universities by subject.”
In the area of business administration, Foster scored especially high for research output, quality and influence. In finance, Foster excelled in research output and influence. In management, Foster scored highest in influence.
The current Academic Ranking of World Universities, also produced by ShanghaiRankings, places the University of Washington at #19 overall (#15 in the US), in league with the world’s top echelon of research institutions.
Over the past five years of Financial Times research rankings, the entire Foster School faculty has averaged #8 in the world for its production in the top 50 journals across every business discipline.
Earlier this year, Foster’s Department of Management and Organization was ranked #4 in the world in the annual TAMUGA Ranking of Management Department Research Productivity. The Department of Information Symptoms and Operations Management was ranked #5 in the world for information systems publications in the Association for Information Systems research ranking (with Professor Yong Tan coming in at #1 overall). And the Department of Accounting was ranked #10 in the world (and #2 in financial accounting) in the current BYU Accounting Rankings.