The World’s 20 Best Business Schools, 2016

Surveys and questionnaires

Harvard Business School (HBS) has been ranked No. 1 in the world, according to the CEOWORLD magazine’s business school rankings for executives and entrepreneurs, 2016. The ranking analyses business schools based on a number of weighted criteria including: Academic reputation, admission eligibility, Job placement rate as well as global reputation and influence, and more.

London Business School came in a close second, with MIT Sloan School of Management in third. INSEAD Business School‎ and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania complete the top-five. Seven of the top ten business schools are based in the US, but London Business School (ranked 2nd), Insead (ranked 4th, and based in France and Singapore) and Iese Business School (ranked 10th, based in Spain) also feature.

Here’s the complete list of top 20 best business schools, 2016 – Top 20:

Rank School name Country Rank
1 Harvard Business School (HBS) USA 98.78
2 London Business School UK 98.67
3 MIT Sloan School of Management US 98.24
4 INSEAD Business School‎ France 97.78
5 Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania USA 97.53
6 Stanford Graduate School of Business‎ USA 97.21
7 Haas School of Business USA 97.14
8 Columbia Business School‎ USA 96.87
9 Yale School of Management USA 96.12
10 Iese Business School Spain 95.87
11 Kellogg School of Management USA 95.46
12 Esade Business School Spain 95.32
13 New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business USA 95.14
14 IE Business School Spain 94.89
15 Ceibs China 94.32
16 IMD business school‎ Switzerland 94.16
17 University of Chicago Booth School of Business‎ USA 93.87
18 Cambridge Judge Business School‎ UK 93.58
19 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) Hong Kong 93.16
20 HEC Paris or école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris‎ France 92.78


You can also see the complete CEOWORLD magazine’s Business School Rankings For Executives And Entrepreneurs, 2016.

Editor, Amelia W Grant

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