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Best Business Schools In The World For 2018

Internationally-known for its quality-led global research, innovation, and education, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania takes the prestigious title of the world’s business school for 2018, that’s according to the CEOWORLD magazine. Harvard Business School earned itself a respectable second place, with INSEAD Business School is ranked third.

The 2018 rankings placed MIT Sloan School of Management in fourth ahead of Columbia Business School into fifth; while Iese Business School ranked sixth, and London Business School seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 business schools, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Stanford Graduate School of Business, Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, and NYU Stern School of Business.  Kellogg School of Management took the No. 11 spot, followed by Booth School of Business (No.12) and Yale School of Management (No.13).

Meanwhile, HEC Paris in France ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best business schools in the world for 2018. IMD business school came in fifteenth place, followed by Cambridge Judge Business School (sixteenth), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) (seventeenth), IE Business School (eighteenth), and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), ranked nineteenth.

Out of 104 best business schools in the world for 2018, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University ranked No. 20th. A number of parameters are used to compile the ranking, which is based on the satisfaction levels of individual students, industry professionals, and corporate recruiters.

So, if you are thinking about boosting your prospects with a postgraduate-level degree in business, we have got just the thing for you; here are 104 outstanding international business schools that can help advance your career…

Best Business Schools In The World For 2018

RankBusiness SchoolCountry
1Wharton School - University of PennsylvaniaŽUS
2Harvard Business SchoolUS
3INSEAD Business SchoolŽFrance
4MIT Sloan School of ManagementUS
5Columbia Business SchoolUS
6Iese Business SchoolSpain
7London Business SchoolUK
8Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS
9Haas School of Business, University of California BerkeleyUS
10NYU Stern School of BusinessUS
11Kellogg School of ManagementUS
12Booth School of BusinessUS
13Yale School of ManagementUS
14HEC ParisFrance
15IMD business schoolSwitzerland
16Cambridge Judge Business SchoolUK
17Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)India
18IE Business SchoolSpain
19China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)China
20Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell UniversityUS
21UCLA Anderson School of ManagementUS
23Said Business School (SBS) at the University of OxfordUK
24University of Michigan's Ross School of BusinessUS
25Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of ManchesterUK
26HKUST Business SchoolHong Kong
27NUS Business School at National University of SingaporeSingapore
28McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at AustinUS
29Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice UniversityUS
30SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly
31Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth CollegeUS
32Fuqua School of Business at Duke UniversityUS
33Faculty of Management Studies (FMS Delhi)India
34UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
35Darden School of Business at the University of VirginiaUS
36Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK Business School)Hong Kong
37TIAS School for Business and SocietyNetherlands
38Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (or RSM)
39McDonough School of Business at Georgetown UniversityUS
40Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of MarylandUS
41Cass Business SchoolUK
42Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong KongHong Kong
43Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)India
44Krannert School of Management at Purdue UniversityUS
45Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon UniversityUS
46Penn State Smeal College of BusinessUS
47Warwick Business SchoolUK
48Lisbon MBAPortugal
49Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of WashingtonUS
50Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of TorontoCanada
51Mannheim Business School GermanyGermany
52Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State UniversityUS
53Olin Business School at the Washington UniversityUS
54Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore
55Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre DameUS
56Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield UniversityUK
57Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, IrvineUS
58Imperial College Business SchoolUK
59Sungkyunkwan University's Graduate School of Business (GSB)South Korea
60USC Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern CaliforniaUS
61Goizueta Business School Programs at Emory UniversityUS
62Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt UniversityUS
63University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUS
64Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in BloomingtonUS
65Vlerick Business SchoolUS
66School of Business at the George Washington UniversityUS
67Melbourne Business School (MBS)Australia
68University of San Diego School of BusinessUS
69Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–MadisonUS
70Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of TechnologyUS
71Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
72Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)Australia
73Tippie College of Business at the University of IowaUS
74Strathclyde Business School (SBS)UK
75Geneva Business School (GBS)Switzerland
76University of St.Gallen (HSG)Switzerland
77Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business)US
78European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)Germany
79Durham University Business SchoolUK
80Questrom School of Business at Boston UniversityUS
81W. P. Carey School of BusinessUS
82Curtis L. Carlson School of ManagementUS
83ADEN International Business SchoolPanama
84Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South CarolinaUS
85School of Management at Fudan UniversityChina
86Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU)US
87Athens University of Economics and BusinessGreece
88University of Bath School of ManagementUK
89Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) JamshedpurIndia
90Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)UK
91Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)India
92Rady School of Management at the University of California San DiegoUS
93Carroll School of Management at Boston CollegeUS
94Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill UniversityCanada
95Babson CollegeUS
96UBC Sauder School of BusinessCanada
97Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)Australia
98Alberta School of BusinessCanada
99Birmingham Business SchoolUK
100Smith School of Business at Queen's UniversityCanada
101Southampton Business School at the University of SouthamptonUK
102Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of PretoriaSouth Africa
103Graduate School of Business (GSB) at the University of Cape Town (UCT)South Africa
104UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business SchoolIreland

Methodology: CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world for 2018 is based on seven 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 were collected from publicly available sources, business institute’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 103 schools above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world for 2018,” there may be many other outstanding 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.
* Some of the institutions featured in this article are commercial partners of the CEOWORLD magazine.
* 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 62,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
* Surveys completed by 30,000 students, 28,000 industry professionals, and 4,000 recruiters around the world.
*The overall score is 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  62,000 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.

More details about the “Best Business Schools In The World For 2018” – Email: info@ceoworld.biz

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Megan Batchelor
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV. I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.