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World’s Top Business Schools Rankings, 2016

The CEOWORLD magazine’s global business school rankings for executives and entrepreneurs, 2016, aims to provide an objective assessment of the world’s best business schools, evaluated across academic reputation, admission eligibility, job Placement rate, specialization, and more. We surveyed more than 120,000 individuals in an extensive poll, including 22,500 students, 45,000 industry professionals, and 52,500 recruiters around the world.

RankSchool nameCountryOverall score
1Harvard Business School (HBS)USA98.78
2London Business SchoolUK98.67
3MIT Sloan School of ManagementUSA98.24
4INSEAD Business School‎France97.78
5Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaUSA97.53
6Stanford Graduate School of Business‎USA97.21
7Haas School of Business‎USA97.14
8Columbia Business SchoolUSA96.87
9Yale School of ManagementUSA96.12
10Iese Business SchoolSpain95.87
11Kellogg School of ManagementUSA95.46
12Esade Business SchoolSpain95.32
13New York University Leonard N. Stern School of BusinessUSA95.14
14IE Business SchoolSpain94.89
15CeibsChina94.32
16IMD business school‎Switzerland94.16
17 University of Chicago Booth School of Business‎USA93.87
18Cambridge Judge Business School‎UK93.58
19Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School)Hong Kong93.16
20HEC Paris or école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris‎
France92.78
21Saïd Business SchoolUK92.64
22Stephen M. Ross School of BusinessUSA97.89
23Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of ManagementUSA97.73
24UCLA Anderson School of ManagementUSA97.48
25Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadIndia97.21
26Fuqua School of BusinessUSA97.14
27Tuck School of Business | Dartmouth CollegeUSA96.83
28SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly96.75
29CUHK Business SchoolHong Kong96.71
30Alliance Manchester Business SchoolUK96.64
31University of Virginia Darden School of BusinessUSA96.18
32University of Hong Kong (HKU)Hong Kong96.11
33NUS Business SchoolSingapore95.94
34Kenan–Flagler Business SchoolrUSA95.62
35Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityNetherlands95.17
36Warwick Business SchoolUK95.12
37McCombs School of BusinessUSA94.97
38The Lisbon MBAPortugal94.91
39McDonough School of BusinessUSA94.83
40Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), New DelhiIndia94.81
41Tepper School of BusinessUSA94.76
42Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice UniversityUSA94.72
43Krannert School of ManagementUSA94.71
44Imperial College Business SchoolUK94.64
45Nanyang Business School Singapore94.61
46Indian Institute of Management, BangaloreIndia94.24
47Cranfield School of ManagementUK93.78
48Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of MarylandUSA91.21
49Sungkyunkwan University GSBSouth Korea90.94
50Cass Business SchoolUK90.37
51Rotman School of Management - University of TorontoCanada89.41
52 Paul Merage School of BusinessUSA89.32
53Eli Broad College of BusinessUSA88.52
54Mannheim Business SchoolGermany88.47
55 Michael G. Foster School of BusinessUSA88.34
56Graduate School of Business | University of Cape TownSouth Africa88.21
57USC Marshall School of BusinessUSA87.88
58Antai College of Economics & Management: Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina87.54
59Emory University's Goizueta Business SchoolUSA87.32
60Macquarie Graduate School of ManagementAustralia87.24
61 University of St.Gallen (HSG)Switzerland87.11
62Kelley School of BusinessUSA86.89
63Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of ManagementUSA86.84
64European School of Management and TechnologyGermany86.81
65Olin Business SchoolUSA86.75
66University of San Diego School of BusinessUSA86.73
67Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA86.72
68University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignUSA86.64
69Wisconsin School of BusinessUSA86.52
70School of Management: Fudan University China86.48
71Strathclyde Business School - University of StrathclydeUK86.46
72Henry B. Tippie College of BusinessUSA86.45
73Edwin L. Cox School of BusinessUSA86.44
74UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business SchoolIreland86.43
75Max M. Fisher College of BusinessUSA86.41
76Durham University Business SchoolUK86.38
77Questrom School of BusinessUSA86.32
78University of Bath School of ManagementUK86.24
79Lancaster University Management SchoolUK86.11
80Desautels Faculty of Management - McGill UniversityCanada85.98
81Rady School of Management at the University of CaliforniaUSA85.94
82Babson CollegeUSA85.88
83W. P. Carey School of BusinessUSA85.74
84Sauder School of BusinessCanada85.63
85Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)Australia85.57
86Smith School of Business - Queen's UniversityCanada85.44
87Carlson School of Management - University of MinnesotaUSA85.32
88Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia85.28
89Geneva Business SchoolSwitzerland85.20
90Alberta School of Business, University of AlbertaCanada85.12
91Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA84.68
92Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium84.25
93Darla Moore School of Business - University of South CarolinaUSA84.15
94XLRI – Xavier School of ManagementIndia83.94
95Mendoza College of Business | University of Notre DameUSA83.87
96George Washington UniversityUSA83.21
97TIAS School for BusinessNetherlands81.89
98Indian Institute of Management, CalcuttaIndia81.67
99Wallace E. Carroll School of Management | Boston CollegeUSA81.21
100Birmingham Business School | University of BirminghamUK81.16

The CEOWORLD magazine’s top business schools rankings for executives and entrepreneurs, 2016: Methodology

CEOWORLD magazine’s top business schools rankings for executives and entrepreneurs 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
5) Specialisation
6) Global reputation and influence
7) Annual tuition and fees

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, business school’s website, our research, and survey. 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 top 100 business school in the world for executives and entrepreneurs,” 2016, 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.

* Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.
* 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 120,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
* Surveys completed by 22,500 students, 45,000 industry professionals, and 52,500 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.
More details about the world’s top business schools rankings for executives and entrepreneurs, 2016” – Email info@ceoworld.biz.

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