Top MBA Programs in the World

Every year there are some rankings of top MBA programs in the world by major publications such as The Economist, Business Week, Financial Times, etc.

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit ranking of full time MBA programs, IESE Business School is ranked Number One in the world in 2009, followed by IMD (2nd) University of California at Berkeley (3rd). A total of 4 European business schools made it to the global top 10; and the UK has 5 schools placed among the best 10 MBA providers in Europe. 

EIU MBA Rankings 2009 (World’s Top 10 MBA Programs):

1 IESE Business School - University of Navarra

2 IMD - International Institute for Management Development

3 University of California at Berkeley - 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

Following is the list of Top Ten MBA programs in Europe (2009) by EIU:

1 IESE Business School - University of Navarra (Spain)

2 IMD - International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)

3 London Business School (Britain)

4 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium)

5 Cambridge, University of - Judge Business School (Britain)

6 HEC School of Management, Paris (France)

7 IE Business School (Spain)

8 Cranfield School of Management (Britain)

9 Henley Business School (Britain)

10 Warwick Business School (Britain)

According to the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2009, two business schools are tied for No. 1 spot in the league table: London Business School (UK) and Wharton School (USA). Following is the list of top 10 programs:

1 Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

1 London Business School

3 Harvard Business School

4 Columbia Business School

5 INSEAD - European Institute of Business Administration

6 Stanford Graduate School of Business

6 IE Business School

8 China Europe International Business School

9 MIT Sloan School of Management

10 Stern School of Business, New York University

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