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?”

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MBA50.com Premiership 2014 – 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? The big news among the top US business schools is that Stanford GSB has displaced ...

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A Quarter Century of The BusinessWeek MBA Ranking 1988 – 2014

The news that Duke University's Fuqua School of Business has claimed the #1 spot in the Business Week MBA Ranking in 2014 will send shockwaves through the industry, and hopefully inspire other business schools to dream big. Established in 1969, Fuqua is one of the youngest leading business schools, and ...

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MBA50.com Premiership 2014 – 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?  the London Business School continues to dominate, with INSEAD close behind for the third year in ...

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MBA50.com Premiership 2014 – 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?  Despite the political unrest in Hong Kong, the city remains a key attraction for MBA ...

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MBA50.com Premiership 2014 – 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?  Canadian business schools remain cagey about their involvement in MBA rankings, with only York - Schulich ...

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The Rankings Roller Coaster: The Economist MBA Ranking 2002 – 2014

Chicago is often cited as one of the favourite US cities among Europeans. Judging by the results of The Economist's annual MBA ranking, they are equally enthusiastic about the city's business schools. Chicago Booth retains the #1 spot for the third year running in the 2014 ranking published this week. ...

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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, ...

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