INSEAD Business School was ranked No. 1 among the top 100 most prestigious business schools in the world by the 2017 edition of CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools rankings. INSEAD recorded a rise from fourth in 2016 to first. The ranking placed Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in second place, followed by Harvard Business School in third, MIT Sloan School of Management in fourth, and London Business School in 5th.
The highest ranking Asian business school was CEIBS (China Europe International Business School), which was ranked 11th overall.
Top business schools in the US and Canada for 2017:
The US dominates the business school ranking with 48 top business schools, an impressive 7 of which are in the global top 10. Outside the seven business schools featured in the top 10 above, other high-ranking US institutions are NYU Stern School of Business (13th) and Kellogg School of Management (15th), and Booth School of Business (18th).
Canada meanwhile claims five of the world’s top business schools. These are Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (54th), Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University (80th), UBC Sauder School of Business (84th), Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (86th), and Alberta School of Business (90th).
Top 100 Business Schools In The World For 2017:
Top business schools in Europe for 2017:
Europe also has a large number of top business schools to choose from, including 13 in the UK alone, including London Business School (5th globally) in the top 10. Other UK institutions in the top 50 include Judge Business School (20th), Saïd Business School (25th), Manchester Business School (29th), Warwick Business School (37th), Cass Business School (43rd), Imperial College Business School (46th), and Cranfield School of Management(47th).
Meanwhile, Spain and Switzerland each claim 3 top business schools this year, including Iese Business School in top 10. Top business schools in Spain: Iese Business School (8th), IE Business School (12th), and ESADE (14th). Top business schools in Switzerland: IMD business school (19th), University of St.Gallen (63rd), and Geneva Business School (81st).
Elsewhere on the continent, Germany, France, and Netherlands each have two entries in the business school ranking, including France’s INSEAD Business School ranked number 1 in the world.
Lastly, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, and Portugal have one entrant apiece, with Italy’s SDA Bocconi School of Management ranked 26th.
Top business schools in Asia for 2017:
India has the largest number of top business schools in Asia with 5, including three in the top 50: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad – IIMA (21st), Faculty of Management Studies – FMS Delhi (38th), and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore – IIMB (44th).
China and Hong Kong are home to 3 top business schools each, with China’s CEIBS ranked 11 in 100 business schools in the world, while Hong Kong’s highest ranked institution for business is HKUST Business School, ranked 17th – neighboring South Korea is home to one business school (Sungkyunkwan University’s Graduate School of Business GSB (49th).
Meanwhile, Singapore claims two representatives, NUS Business School at National University of Singapore (33rd) and Nanyang Business School (48th).
The CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world, 2017: Methodology
CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world is based on 7 major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:
1) Academic reputation
2) Admission eligibility
3) Job placement rate
4) Recruiter feedback
6) Global reputation and influence
7) Annual tuition and fees
Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, business school’s website, and our research. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate business schools on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”
*However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the 100 schools above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s 100 best business schools in the world,” 2017, there may be many other schools that offer excellent MBA programs.
* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a business school, and are simply one element to consider.
* The top-ranked school receives 100 points.
* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.
* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 80,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
* Surveys completed by 31,000 students, 47,000 industry professionals, and 2,000 recruiters around the world.
*The overall score are numerical scores given to the schools based on students, business executives, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the school. Overall scores are out of 100.
The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 80,000 respondents is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.
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