MBA Rankings

Media rankings of business schools are an integral part of the business school world. There are only two major full-time MBA rankings – the Financial Times and The Economist – that directly compare schools from around the world. BusinessWeek and Forbes create separate lists for U.S. and the rest of the world, while US News & World only focuses on the U.S. market.

There is no ‘best’ business school in the world… but there could be a ‘best’ business school for you.

To help you in your research, MBA50.com has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the MBA50.com Premiership.
Given that only two of the major full-time MBA rankings directly compare business schools from around the world, whether a one-year or two year programme, the authors encourage candidates to use the comparison with caution. Can you really compare apples and oranges?

We also look at what the major media MBA rankings measure, and analyze the results from the last year. Each media ranking has its own methodology, so it is important to find out what is being measured, and how that applies to you.

We do not believe that media rankings should be the most influential factor when identifying the right school for you – the personality of the institution, course length, location, cost, school strengths, alumni, and other personal aspects are key to finding the right fit. As Bob Bruner, dean of the Darden School asks, “Where can you do your best work?”

Harvard #1

The FT Full-Time MBA Ranking 2014 – Winners and Losers

While the Harvard Business School keeps the #1 spot on the 2014 Full-Time MBA Ranking published by the Financial Times, Yale SOM claims a place in the top 10, and Michigan, Darden and UNC Kenan-Flagler are among a number of US business schools making sharp gains. Top European schools remain stable, ...

US B-School ranking 2013

MBA50.com Premiership 2013 – U.S. b-school ranking of rankings

MBA50.com has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the MBA50.com Premiership. How do the top business schools in the U.S. perform when you combine these results? Click below to find out the 2012 results for other regions of the world: MBA50.com Premiership 2013 ...

European B-School ranking 2013

MBA50.com Premiership 2013 – European b-school ranking of rankings

MBA50.com has compiled the results of the major media MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the MBA50.com Premiership. How do the top business schools in Europe perform when you combine these results? Click below to find out the 2013 results for other regions of the world: MBA50.com Premiership 2013 - ...

Canadian B-School ranking 2013

MBA50.com Premiership 2013 – Canadian b-school ranking of rankings

MBA50.com has compiled the results of the major media MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the MBA50.com Premiership. How do the top business schools in Canada perform when you combine these results?   Click below to find out the 2013 results for other regions of the world: MBA50.com Premiership 2013 - ...

Asia Pacific B-School ranking 2013

MBA50.com Premiership 2013 – Asia Pacific b-school ranking of rankings

MBA50.com has compiled the results of the major media MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the MBA50.com Premiership. How do the top business schools in Asia Pacific perform when you combine these results? Click below to find out the 2013 results for other regions of the world: MBA50.com Premiership 2013 ...

US News MBA rankings 1990 - 2013

A History of the US News MBA Ranking 1990 – 2013

With close to a quarter of a century of business school rankings to its name, US News is one of the longest-established of the big five media MBA rankings. Indeed, while BusinessWeek claims to have published the first full business school assessment in 1998, a reputation survey published by US ...

How much fdo the rankings matter?

How much do MBA rankings matter?

When BusinessWeek published its first MBA rankings in 1988, the idea of judging the quality of a school on “customer satisfaction” must have seemed revolutionary. Some academics might even have thought it a heresy. Never before had anyone asked students if they had been given “a way of thinking or approaching problems” ...

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