Economist Rankings: Which MBA?

This week’s print edition of The Economist provides the magazine’s assessment of the best full-time MBA rankings worldwide.

While acknowledging that rankings are controversial, and that what makes a good MBA program varies for each individual, The Economist aims to look at business schools from the students’ perspective.

Their responses on how well the program delivers the things students themselves cite as most important inform the criteria The Economist measures and the weightings they apply.

Four factors have consistently emerged when students assess the quality of their MBA program:

  • open new career opportunities and/or further current career
  • personal development and educational experience
  • increase salary
  • networking potential

Without further ado, the Top Ten Full-Time MBA Programs…

  1. IESE Business School–University of Navarra (Spain)
  2. IMD–International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)
  3. University of California at Berkely–Haas School of Business
  4. University of Chicago–Booth School of Business
  5. Harvard Business School
  6. Dartmouth College–Tuck School of Business
  7. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  8. London Business School
  9. University of Pennsylvania– Wharton School
  10. Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium)

To read more about the ranking, see who else makes the list, and check out the full methodology, click here.

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