The Best Business Schools

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global business school analysts, recently released their annual suite of rankings identifying the world’s premier study destinations for aspiring future business leaders.

The evaluation comprises the QS World University Rankings: Global Full-Time MBA, and a series of specialized high-demand Business Masters Rankings, providing insight to those wishing to undertake a course of study in a career-enhancing qualification in high demand among employers. 

Stanford GSB is named the world’s number-one MBA while Harvard Business School rises from 4th to joint-second, shared with The Wharton School.  

QS Global Full-Time MBA Top-20 
Stanford GSB USA 11
Harvard Business School USA 2= 4
Penn (Wharton) USA 2= 2
HEC Paris France 45
MIT (Sloan) USA 53
London Business School UK 67
INSEAD France 7= 6
IE Business School Spain 7= 9
Columbia Business School USA 98
IESE Business School Spain 1011= 
UC Berkeley (Haas) USA 1110
Chicago (Booth) USA 1211= 
Oxford (Said) UK 13= 16
Esade Business School Spain 13= 13
UCLA (Anderson) USA 1515
Northwestern (Kellogg) USA 1614
Cambridge (Judge) UK 1717= 
Yale School of Management USA 1817= 
NYU (Stern) USA 1919
Michigan (Ross) USA 2020
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  • Continental Europe’s best MBA program is offered by HEC Paris (4th, up from 5th). 
  • The UK’s #1 MBA provider remains London Business School (6th, up from 7th). 
  • Spain’s IE Business School rises from 9th to joint-7th and is joined in the top-ten by IESE Business School (10th, up from 11th). 
  • Melbourne Business School (26th, no change) offers Asia-Pacific’s best full-time MBA. 
  • Only two Asian full-time MBA are among top-30. National University of Singapore places 28th followed by compatriot Nanyang Technological University (29th).

QS offers five tables in the QS Business Masters Rankings portfolio: 

Each of the Business Masters Rankings is compiled according to program performance in five key metrics: Employability, Entrepreneurship and Alumni OutcomesReturn on InvestmentThought Leadership, and Class & Faculty Diversity. (Methodology
The full suite of rankings can be found at