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. The rankings methodology compares 2010 graduates’ work compensation in the first five years out of b-school to their cost of attending business school (tuition, fees, and two years of foregone salaries).

America's Best Business Schools

Rank B-School 5-Year MBA Gain
1 Stanford  $89,100 
2 Harvard  $83,500 
3 Kellogg  $72,700 
4 Columbia  $71,100 
5 Dartmouth  $68,400 
6 Chicago  $65,000 
7 Wharton $64,900 
8 UC Berkeley  $64,200 
9 MIT Sloan  $63,800 
10 Cornell $63,500

Best International 2-Year B-Schools

Rank B-School
1 London
2 IESE Barcelona 
3 HEC Paris
4 Ceibs China 
5 Hong Kong UST 
6 Manchester
7 NUS Singapore
8 Ipade Mexico 
9 York Canada
10 Esade Spain