This year, U.S. News and World Report made room for two elite programs to share first place. Stanford’s Graduate School of Business now joins last year’s winner, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in a tie for the top MBA program.
U.S. News bases its MBA ranking on expert judgements about program excellence and statistical information that attempts to measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. Peer assessment data was garnered from deans, program directors, and senior faculty. They were requested to evaluate the quality of programs in their field on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being marginal and 5 being outstanding.
Financial Times global ranking methodology is based on 20 different metrics. Some metrics that add to a school’s position include the percentage of students, faculty, and trustees who possess passports from a country where the school is not located, whether students and alumni worked in foreign countries, whether students had international class experience, and whether the school has a requirement to learn an additional language before graduation. The most heavily weighted metric is salary data (40%).
Forbes examined more than 100 schools and reached out to 17,500 alumni around the globe for 2019 ranking of full-time M.B.A. programs. The survey of alumni indicates that a degree at a leading business school is still incredibly valuable and pays for itself in roughly four years.
Bloomberg Businessweek conducted its 2018 survey of 10,473 MBA students, 15,050 alumni, and 3,698 recruiters about their business school experiences and their goals. These U.S. rankings are based on their responses, as well as compensation and job-placement data from each school.
This is The Economist's third ranking of executive MBA (EMBA) programmes. Programmes are ranked on two broad measures: personal development or educational experience and career development. Both categories are equally weighted. Within each category are several subcategories. Yale School of Management tops the ranking in 2018, up from tenth in 2015.
The Financial Times (FT) ranks the top B-schools from all over the world on a yearly basis. The top position has been obtained by INSEAD for the second consecutive year. The other top two ranks among the 100 are Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton.
Forbes has released 10th biennial ranking of MBA programs. These rankings are divided into three categories: U.S. programs, one-year non-U.S. programs, and two-year non-U.S. programs. Forbes ranking of 2017 is based on the median returns on investment achieved by the graduates from the class of 2012.
The number of international students in China has been on the rise in the past few years. China is currently the third most popular destination for international students after the US and the UK. The Chinese government has signed an agreement on mutual recognition of academic qualifications with 65 other countries and regions.
Forbes published its 2015 rankings for MBA programs in September 2015. Stanford GSB and Harvard Business School are in the first and second positions respectively. The ranking is based on the return on investment achieved by the graduates from the class of 2010.
Bloomberg Businessweek has released the list of 2017 best business schools in the United States. Harvard Business School took the first place for the third straight year. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the MIT Sloan School of Management are at the second and third position.
In addition to the Global MBA ranking category, QS has released rankings for Masters in Management, Masters in Finance, Masters in Business Analytics, and an inaugural Masters in Marketing. Core indicators of the ranking are employability, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, return on investment (ROI), thought leadership and class and faculty diversity.