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Top MBA Colleges in the World - Ranking 2019

Global MBA Rankings 2017 - Top Business Schools in the World


Here’s a list of the Top MBA colleges in the world for the year 2019 as per the latest rankings released by the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019 in the month of January this year.

Instead of France and Singapore secured the top position while Stanford Graduate School of Business came in second this year. At number three is University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) while Harvard Business School comes in 4th. University of Cambridge (Judge Business School) is ranked fifth this year, which is the first time the university has been ranked in the top five schools. This was also the first year that the London Business School has not featured in the top five universities, dropping to sixth position in 2019.


Four MBA colleges from India feature in the top 100 this year. Indian School of Business ranked at 27 secures the top most position in the top Business Schools from India in this featured list. Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) and Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) secure the 29th, 49th and 95th positions respectively.


The list includes B-schools that offer the traditional two year MBA (such as Harvard Business School, London Business School) as well as MBA institutes that offer the increasingly popular one year MBA (such as Insead and IMD, Switzerland). The video below highlights the top five b-schools in the world and the list below details the top 100 management schools globally.

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World's Top 100 MBA Colleges 2019

  1. Stanford, Stanford (CA), United States
  2. Harvard, Boston (MA), United States
  3. Penn (Wharton), Philadelphia (PA), United States
  4. London Business School, London, United Kingdom
  5. MIT (Sloan), Cambridge (MA), United States
  6. INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
  7. HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas, France
  8. Chicago (Booth), Chicago (IL), United States
  9. IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
  10. Columbia, New York (NY), United States
  11. UCLA (Anderson), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  12. Oxford (Said), Oxford, United Kingdom
  13. ESADE, Barcelona, Spain
  14. Northwestern (Kellogg), Evanston (IL), United States
  15. Michigan (Ross), Ann Arbor (MI), United States
  16. Yale, New Haven (CT), United States
  17. UC Berkeley (Haas), Berkeley (CA), United States
  18. IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  19. Imperial, London, United Kingdom
  20. Duke (Fuqua), Durham (NC), United States
  21. Cambridge (Judge), Cambridge, United Kingdom
  22. NYU (Stern), New York (NY), United States
  23. SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  24. IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  25. CEIBS, Shanghai, China
  26. ESSEC, Paris, France
  27. Erasmus (RSM), Rotterdam, Netherlands
  28. Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  29. Texas (McCombs), Austin (TX), United States
  30. USC (Marshall), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  31. Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  32. Boston (Questrom), Boston (MA), United States
  33. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong
  34. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper), Pittsburgh (PA), United States
  35. EDHEC, Nice, France
  36. Indiana (Kelley), Bloomington (IN), United States
  37. Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  38. Cornell (Johnson), Ithaca (NY), United States
  39. UNSW (AGSM), Sydney, Australia
  40. NUS, Singapore, Singapore
  41. Dartmouth (Tuck), Hanover (NH), United States
  42. Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
  43. Toronto (Rotman), Toronto (ON), Canada
  44. Cranfield, Cranfield, United Kingdom
  45. Vlerick, Brussels, Belgium
  46. St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  47. Manchester (Alliance), Manchester, United Kingdom
  48. Emory (Goizueta), Atlanta (GA), United States
  49. IIM Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India
  50. Virginia (Darden), Charlottesville (VA), United States
  51. North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), Chapel Hill (NC), United States
  52. Nanyang, Singapore, Singapore
  53. Babson College (Olin), Babson Park (MA), United States
  54. HKUST, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong
  55. Vanderbilt (Owen), Nashville (TN), United States
  56. Illinois (Gies), Champaign (IL), United States
  57. Minnesota (Carlson), Minneapolis (MN), United States
  58. Michigan State (Eli Broad), East Lansing (MI), United States
  59. Georgetown (McDonough), Washington (DC), United States
  60. McGill (Desautels), Montreal (QC), Canada
  61. Washington (Foster), Seattle (WA), United States
  62. Western (Ivey), London (ON), Canada
  63. Texas A&M (Mays), College Station (TX), United States
  64. CUHK Business School, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong
  65. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt, Germany
  66. Georgia Tech (Scheller), Atlanta (GA), United States
  67. Florida (Hough), Gainesville (FL), United States
  68. Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
  69. Washington (Olin), St Louis (MO), United States
  70. WHU (Otto Beisheim), Dusseldorf, Germany
  71. IIM Bangalore, Bangalore, India
  72. Purdue (Krannert), West Lafayette (IN), United States
  73. Penn State (Smeal), University Park (PA), United States
  74. UCD (Smurfit), Dublin, Ireland
  75. Rice (Jones), Houston (TX), United States
  76. York (Schulich), Toronto (ON), Canada
  77. EMLyon, Lyon, France
  78. Arizona State (Carey), Tempe (AZ), United States
  79. EGADE Business School, Monterrey, Mexico
  80. Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  81. Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France
  82. The Lisbon MBA, Lisbon, Portugal
  83. UC Davis, Davis (CA), United States
  84. Ohio State (Fisher), Columbus (OH), United States
  85. Queen’s (Smith), Kingston (ON), Canada
  86. University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  87. Monash, Melbourne, Australia
  88. UT Dallas (Naveen), Dallas (TX), United States
  89. Notre Dame (Mendoza), Notre Dame (IN), United States
  90. City (Cass), London, United Kingdom
  91. Boston College (Caroll), Chestnut Hill (MA), United States
  92. Wisconsin, Madison (WI), United States
  93. Georgia (Terry), Atlanta (GA), United States
  94. ESMT Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  95. Rutgers, Newark (NJ), United States
  96. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  97. “INCAE Business School, Alajuela
  98. Managua, Costa Rica”
  99. UC Irvine (Merage), Irvine (CA), United States
  100. Rochester (Simon), Rochester (NY), United States

Criteria for Ranking of Management Colleges and Other Details

The programmes shortlisted for the FT rankings are evaluated across a wide range of 20 different criteria which includes the average starting salaries of graduates, diversity of staff, board members, students by gender, nationality, the MBA’s international reach, and value for money. The complete list of criteria is given below.

  1. Weighted salary
  2. Salary increase
  3. Value for money
  4. Career progress
  5. Aims achieved
  6. Careers service
  7. Employed at three months
  8. Alumni recommend
  9. Female faculty
  10. Female students
  11. Women on board
  12. International faculty
  13. International students
  14. International board
  15. International mobility
  16. International course experience
  17. Languages
  18. Faculty with doctorates
  19. PhD graduates
  20. FT research rank

For colleges to participate, a school should be mandatorily accredited by AACSB or Equis. It is also compulsory that the programme be running for at least four years. The school’s first class should have also graduated at least three years before the rankings were published. In the 2019 edition as many as 156 schools took part. Schools also needed to have a minimum of 20 percent of alumni reply to the survey sent by FT, with at least 20 complete responses.

While we await for the 2019 rankings for the Top MBA schools in the world, shortlisting universities that encourage international diversity and study abroad destinations that are perfect for international students should definitely be taken a look at.


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