B-School Ranking

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%).

A new metric was added this year - Corporate Social Responsibility. This metric has a weight of 3%, and is based on the percentage of teaching hours from core courses devoted to CSR, ethics, social, and environmental issues.

The 2020 top five schools have not changed since last year, although their rankings have. Harvard Business School has taken the top spot. Following Harvard are: University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (up 2 spots), Stanford Graduate School of Business (down 2 spots), INSEAD (down 1 spot) and CEIBs in Shanghai, China (unchanged).

Top 25 International MBA Programs

2020 Rank School 2019 Rank Change
1 Harvard 2 +1
2 UPenn Wharton 4 +2
3 Stanford GSB 1 -2
4 INSEAD 3 -1
5 CEIBS 5 ---
6 MIT Sloan 8 +2
7 London 6 -1
8 Columbia 9 +1
9 HEC Paris 19 +10
10 Chicago Booth 7 -3
11 Northwestern Kellogg 14 +3
12 UC-Berkeley Haas 10 -2
13 IESE 12 -1
14 Yale SOM 11 -3
15 Nat’l Univ. of Singapore 17 +2
16 Dartmouth Tuck 15 -1
17 Duke Fuqua 19 +3
18 Virginia Darden 23 +5
19 Cambridge Judge 16 -3
19 Hong Kong UST 18 -1
21 Oxford Said 13 -8
22 New York Stern 25 +3
23 Cornell Johnson 27 +4
24 ESADE 21 -3
25 IMD 22 -3
25 UCLA Anderson 26 +1