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Best Business Schools In The World For 2019

Best Business Schools In The World For 2019

French business school Insead takes the prestigious title of the world’s business school for 2019, that’s according to the CEOWORLD magazine. The MIT Sloan School of Management earned itself a respectable second place, with Harvard Business School (HBS) is ranked third.

The 2019 rankings placed Spain’s IESE business school in fourth ahead of Wharton School – the University of PennsylvaniaŽ into fifth; while Columbia Business School ranked sixth, and Stanford Graduate School of Business seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 business schools, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by London Business School, ESADE Business School, and Said Business School (SBS) at the University of Oxford. Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester took the No. 11 spot, followed by HKUST Business School (No.12) and Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley (No.13).

Meanwhile, IMD business school ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best business schools in the world for 2019. HEC Paris came in fifteenth place, followed by NYU Stern School of Business (sixteenth), Kellogg School of Management (seventeenth), Booth School of Business (eighteenth), and Yale School of Management, ranked nineteenth.

Out of 104 best business schools in the world for 2019, Cambridge Judge Business School 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 2019:

1INSEAD Business SchoolŽFrance952
2MIT Sloan School of ManagementUnited States951
3Harvard Business SchoolUnited States945
4Iese Business SchoolSpain940
5Wharton School - University of PennsylvaniaŽUnited States935
6Columbia Business SchoolUnited States931
7Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUnited States925
8London Business SchoolUnited Kingdom918
10Said Business School (SBS) at the University of OxfordUnited Kingdom912
11Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom908
12HKUST Business SchoolHong Kong906
13Haas School of Business, University of California BerkeleyUnited States904
14IMD business schoolSwitzerland901
15HEC ParisFrance897
16NYU Stern School of BusinessUnited States894
17Kellogg School of ManagementUnited States893
18Booth School of BusinessUnited States890
19Yale School of ManagementUnited States883
20Cambridge Judge Business SchoolUnited Kingdom878
21Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)India874
22IE Business SchoolSpain872
23China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)China867
24Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell UniversityUnited States860
25UCLA Anderson School of ManagementUnited States858
26University of Michigan's Ross School of BusinessUnited States856
27Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth CollegeUnited States854
28Fuqua School of Business at Duke UniversityUnited States853
29Faculty of Management Studies (FMS Delhi)India852
30UNC Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolUnited States851
31NUS Business School at National University of SingaporeSingapore850
32McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at AustinUnited States846
33Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice UniversityUnited States844
34SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly833
35McDonough School of Business at Georgetown UniversityUnited States831
36Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of MarylandUnited States829
37Cass Business SchoolUnited Kingdom821
38Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong KongHong Kong818
39Darden School of Business at the University of VirginiaUnited States817
40Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK Business School)Hong Kong814
41TIAS School for Business and SocietyNetherlands813
42Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (or RSM)
43Lisbon MBAPortugal789
44Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of WashingtonUnited States788
45Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of TorontoCanada785
46Mannheim Business School GermanyGermany783
47Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State UniversityUnited States780
48Olin Business School at the Washington UniversityUnited States778
49Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore777
50Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)India774
51Krannert School of Management at Purdue UniversityUnited States771
52Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States768
53Penn State Smeal College of BusinessUnited States760
54Warwick Business SchoolUnited Kingdom759
55USC Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States752
56Goizueta Business School Programs at Emory UniversityUnited States751
57Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt UniversityUnited States745
58University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States742
59School of Business at the George Washington UniversityUnited States730
60Melbourne Business School (MBS)Australia728
61Geneva Business School (GBS)Switzerland723
62Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre DameUnited States707
63Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield UniversityUnited Kingdom704
64Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, IrvineUnited States700
65Imperial College Business SchoolUnited Kingdom699
66Sungkyunkwan University's Graduate School of Business (GSB)South Korea697
67Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in BloomingtonUnited States685
68Vlerick Business SchoolUnited States681
69University of San Diego School of BusinessUnited States680
70Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business)United States678
71European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)Germany677
72Durham University Business SchoolUnited Kingdom666
73Questrom School of Business at Boston UniversityUnited States665
74W. P. Carey School of BusinessUnited States664
75Curtis L. Carlson School of ManagementUnited States648
76ADEN International Business SchoolPanama647
77Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–MadisonUnited States645
78Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States641
79Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina631
80Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)Australia629
81Tippie College of Business at the University of IowaUnited States627
82Strathclyde Business School (SBS)United Kingdom626
83University of St.Gallen (HSG)Switzerland613
84Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) JamshedpurIndia610
85European International University (EIU)France607
86Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)India606
87Rady School of Management at the University of California San DiegoUnited States605
88Carroll School of Management at Boston CollegeUnited States588
89Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill UniversityCanada573
90Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South CarolinaUnited States571
91School of Management at Fudan UniversityChina569
92Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU)United States566
93Athens University of Economics and BusinessGreece558
94University of Bath School of ManagementUnited Kingdom549
95UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business SchoolIreland547
96Babson CollegeUnited States543
97UBC Sauder School of BusinessCanada532
98Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)Australia527
99Alberta School of BusinessCanada525
100Birmingham Business SchoolUnited Kingdom523
101Smith School of Business at Queen's UniversityCanada520
102Southampton Business School at the University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom508
103Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of PretoriaSouth Africa490
104Graduate School of Business (GSB) at the University of Cape Town (UCT)South Africa485
105Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)United Kingdom482

Methodology: CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world for 2019 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) Specialization
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 1000 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

*However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the 104 schools above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world for 2019,” 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 90,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
* Surveys completed by 40,000 students, 48,000 industry professionals, and 2,000 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 1,000.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 90,000 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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