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Best business schools in Spain to study for an MBA, 2016

IE Business School has been named the best business school in Spain to study for an MBA in a comprehensive FT’s global MBA ranking of the best business schools in the world for 2016, whereas Iese Business School ranks second for Spain and 16th globally.

The recent list featured Esade Business School, ranked third for Spain, and 23th spot globally — jumping four positions forward in comparison to last year. The rankings of 2015 featured these three institutes on 12th, 7th and 19th positions. The list of best B-schools globally assessed full-time MBA programs.

IE Business School ranked 5th for career progress of its alumni, followed by Iese Business School and Esade Business School on 10th and 15th places respectively. Grads of IE Business School go on to earn $159,266 within three years of completing course, and slightly more at Iese Business School – $140,185 – and Esade Business School, $132,119.

The annual Global MBA Ranking 2016 featured three Spanish business schools. The global best list this year is topped by France-based INSEAD. The other four top ranks were followed by Harvard Business School, London Business School, the Wharton School and Stanford Graduate School of Business respectively.

The top 3 business schools to study for an MBA in Spain — which ones deserve the prestige of being known as Spain’s best?

1. IE Business School (12 spot globally)

Rank in 2016: 12
Rank in 2015: 12
Rank in 2014: 13
Female faculty (%) – 38%
Female students (%) – 29%
International faculty (%) – 61%
International students (%) – 90%

2. Iese Business School (16 spot globally)

Rank in 2016: 16
Rank in 2015: 7
Rank in 2014: 7
Female faculty (%) – 20%
Female students (%) – 28%
International faculty (%) – 57%
International students (%) – 80%

3. Esade Business School (23 spot globally)

Rank in 2016: 23
Rank in 2015: 19
Rank in 2014: 22
Female faculty (%) – 35%
Female students (%) – 31%
International faculty (%) – 40%
International students (%) – 95%

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Jessica Todd Swift
Jessica Todd Swift is the deputy managing editor of the CEOWORLD magazine. She is a veteran business and tech blogger, journalist, and analyst. Jessica is responsible for overseeing newsroom assignments and publishing and providing support to the editor in chief.
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