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Best Business Schools In The World For 2023

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The Wharton School has been named the world’s top business school for 2023 by CEOWORLD magazine. In the 2023 rankings, the top business schools were as follows: first place went to the Wharton School, followed by London Business School in the UK in second place, and MIT Sloan School of Management in third. Harvard Business School came in fourth, with Saïd Business School (also known as Oxford Saïd or SBS) in fifth place. Columbia Business School (CBS) ranked sixth and the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) came in seventh.

According to the latest rankings, INSEAD, a leading business school renowned for its global presence and diverse student body, has secured the eighth position among the top 10 business schools worldwide. Following closely behind is the Haas School of Business, an esteemed institution known for its innovative and socially responsible approach to business education, which has claimed the ninth spot. Finally, Yale School of Management, with its focus on developing leaders who have a positive impact on society, has earned the tenth position on this prestigious list.

Cambridge Judge Business School took the No. 11 spot, followed by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (No. 12) and Leonard N. Stern School of Business (No.13). Meanwhile, Alliance Manchester Business School ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best business schools in the world for 2023. Kellogg School of Management came in fifteenth place, followed by IMD – International Institute for Management Development (sixteenth), UCLA Anderson School of Management (No. 17), Tuck School of Business (eighteenth), and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School ranked nineteenth.

Out of the 100 best business schools in the world for 2023, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 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 the best international business schools that can help advance your career:

Best Business Schools In The World For 2023

RankBusiness SchoolCountryScore
1The Wharton SchoolUnited States95.22
2London Business SchoolUnited Kingdom94.92
3MIT Sloan School of ManagementUnited States94.52
4Harvard Business SchoolUnited States94.4
5Said Business SchoolUnited Kingdom94.11
6Columbia Business SchoolUnited States93.69
7Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUnited States93.68
8INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration)France93.25
9Haas School of BusinessUnited States93.14
10Yale School of ManagementUnited States93
11Cambridge Judge Business SchoolUnited Kingdom92.8
12The University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessUnited States92.64
13Leonard N. Stern School of BusinessUnited States92.58
14Alliance Manchester Business SchoolUnited Kingdom91.95
15Kellogg School of ManagementUnited States91.85
16IMD - International Institute for Management DevelopmentSwitzerland91.66
17UCLA Anderson School of ManagementUnited States91.63
18Tuck School of BusinessUnited States90.99
19UNC Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolUnited States90.99
20Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of ManagementUnited States90.95
21HEC ParisFrance90.91
22Fuqua School of Business - Duke UniversityUnited States90.83
23Darden School of Business - University of VirginiaUnited States90.35
24McDonough School of BusinessUnited States90
25NUS Business SchoolSingapore89.75
26Olin Business SchoolUnited States89.64
27Eli Broad College of Business - Michigan State UniversityUnited States89.49
28Mannheim Business SchoolGermany89.41
29IESE Business SchoolSpain88.74
30USC Marshall School of BusinessUnited States88.69
31Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndia88.57
32Tepper School of BusinessUnited States88.1
33Purdue Krannert School of ManagementUnited States87.88
34Smeal College of Business - Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States87.27
35Warwick Business SchoolUnited Kingdom86.53
36ESMT Berlin (European School of Management and TechnologyGermany86.45
37Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus UniversityNetherlands86.14
38ESADE Business SchoolSpain85.97
39Melbourne Business School - University of MelbourneAustralia85.89
40GW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - George Washington UniversityUnited States85.7
41Gies College of Business - University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignUnited States85.47
42Otto Beisheim School of ManagementGermany85.44
43Rotman School of ManagementCanada84.91
44Foster School of BusinessUnited States84.15
45Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaIndia84.09
46HKUST Business SchoolHong Kong84.07
47Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUnited States83.23
48China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)China83.17
49Mendoza College of Business - University of Notre DameUnited States82.98
50Cranfield School of ManagementUnited Kingdom82.78
51School of Business - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAITCanada82.74
52 Geneva Business SchoolSwitzerland82.59
53Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business SchoolHong Kong82.37
54Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore81.56
56Goizueta Business School - Emory UniversityUnited States80.9
57Faculty of Management Studies - DelhiIndia80.86
58Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium80.84
59Kelley School of Business - Indiana UniversityUnited States80.83
60W. P. Carey School of BusinessUnited States80.77
61Questrom School of Business - Boston UniversityUnited States80.76
62Owen Graduate School of Management - Vanderbilt UniversityUnited States80.4
63UCI Paul Merage School of Business, University of California - IrvineUnited States80
64XLRI – Xavier School of ManagementIndia78.82
65Scheller College of BusinessUnited States78.81
66Indian Institute of Management IndoreIndia78.71
67Nova School of Business & EconomicsPortugal78.49
68Fisher College of BusinessUnited States78.42
69Swiss School of Business and Management (SSBM Geneva)Switzerland78.38
70Knauss School of BusinessUnited States78.37
71Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeIndia78.22
72Durham University Business SchoolUnited Kingdom78.18
73HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementGermany77.79
74UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate BusinessIreland77.59
75IFM Business SchoolSwitzerland77.47
76TIAS School for Business and SocietyNetherlands77.4
77Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIndia77.01
78Cox School of BusinessUnited States76.88
79Desautels Faculty of Management - McGill UniversityCanada76.75
80Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)Greece76.71
81Indian Institute of Management LucknowIndia76.68
82University of Bath School of ManagementUnited Kingdom75.52
83University of St.GallenSwitzerland74.85
84Strathclyde Business SchoolUnited Kingdom74.75
85SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly74.71
86Indian Institute of Management RohtakIndia74.41
87Tippie College of BusinessUnited States74.41
88Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia74.35
89Rady School of ManagementUnited States74.35
90Smith School of BusinessCanada74.23
91Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of GreeceGreece73.47
92Southampton Business SchoolUnited Kingdom73.16
93Alberta School of BusinessCanada72.66
94University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUnited Kingdom72.33
95Carroll School of Management at Boston CollegeUnited States72.23
96UBC Sauder School of BusinessCanada72.14
97Department of Business Administration of the University of PatrasGreece71.98
98EMLYON business schoolFrance71.88
99Coller School of Management - Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael71.49
100ESSEC Business SchoolFrance71.17
101Sydney Business School, University of WollongongAustralia70.86
102Ivey Business SchoolCanada69.84
103Indian Institute of Management ShillongIndia69.81
104University of Macedonia—School of Business Administration/a>Greece69.74
105Business School - University of QueenslandAustralia69.36
106Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)Australia69.03
107Darla Moore School of Business - University of South CarolinaUnited States68.96
108Imperial College Business SchoolUnited Kingdom68.25
109Schulich School of BusinessCanada68.03
110Indian Institute of Management RanchiIndia67.79
111Sprott School of Business at Carleton UniversityCanada67.26
112Indian Institute of Management KashipurIndia67.2
113AUC School of Business - American University in CairoEgypt66.6
114Gordon S. Lang School of Business and EconomicsCanada66.19
115Indian Institute of Management TiruchirappalliIndia65.97
116Catolica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsPortugal65.94
117Adelaide Business SchoolAustralia65.79
118EGADE Business SchoolMexico65
119Monash Business SchoolAustralia64.99
120Dubai Business School - University of DubaiUnited Arab Emirates64.89
121Indian Institute of Management NagpurIndia64.87
122College of Business and Economics - Qatar UniversityQatar64.84
123EAE Business SchoolSpain64.77
124IAE Business SchoolArgentina64.74
125American University of BeirutLebanon64.61
126ESAN Graduate School of Business - ESAN UniversityPeru64.54
127Gordon Institute of Business Science - GIBSSouth Africa64.33
128EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)Switzerland64.31
129Miami Herbert Business School - University of MiamiUnited States63.73
130Stockholm Business School (SBS)Sweden 63.72
131UPF Barcelona School of ManagemetSpain63.58
132Geneva School of Economics and Management - UNIGESwitzerland63.17
133Hult International Business SchoolUnited States63.14
134School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of GothenburgSweden 62.64
135Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management UniversitySingapore62.38
136Poznan University of Economics and BusinessPoland 61.87
137Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) - UNILSwitzerland61.81
138Lund University School of Economics and ManagementSweden 61.57
139Universidad Carlos III de MadridSpain61.53
140Wroclaw University of Economics and BusinessPoland 61.31
141Porto Business SchoolPortugal 60.77
142NHH Norwegian School of EconomicsNorway60.12
143Waikato Management School, University of WaikatoNew Zealand60.07
144Warsaw School of EconomicsPoland 59.04
145ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & ManagementPortugal 58.96
146Kozminski UniversityPoland 58.02
147ISCTE Executive EducationPortugal 57.89
148Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington School of Business and GovernmentNew Zealand57.84
149BI Norwegian Business SchoolNorway57.74
150Faculty of Management, University of WarsawPoland 57.5
151Catolica Porto Business SchoolPortugal 57.11
152University of Canterbury Business School, University of CanterburyNew Zealand57.11
153Deusto Business SchoolSpain57.01
154Gdańsk University of TechnologyPoland 56.96
155AESE Business SchoolPortugal 56.64
156Massey Business School, Massey UniversityNew Zealand55.84
157Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management - Nicolaus Copernicus UniversityPoland 55.42
158Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland Business SchoolNew Zealand55.29
159PAD-School of Management University of PiuraPeru 54.31
160EADA Business SchoolSpain53.13
161Facultad de Administracion y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad ORT Uruguay)Uruguay52.67
162Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA)Venezuela52.66
163University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and BusinessSlovenia52.54
164Thammasat Business SchoolThailand51.57
165International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv)Ukraine50.32
166Mediterranean School of Business (MSB)Tunisia50.26
167Koc University Graduate School of Business (GSB)Turkey50.15
168IEEM - Escuela de negociosUruguay49.89
169International Institute of Business, IIB-UkraineUkraine49.8
170Arthur Lok Jack Global School of BusinessTrinidad and Tobago49.71
171IEDC - Bled School of ManagementSlovenia49.69
172Pacífico ​Business SchoolPeru 49.51
173Carlson School of ManagementUnited States49.32

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine surveyed 350,00 business executives, graduates, global business influencers, industry professionals, business school academics, employers, and recruiters in 156 countries and territories between September 15, 2022, and December 22, 2022. Ten percent of the interviews were conducted by telephone, 82% online, and 8% by post or face-to-face. All quantitative interviews were conducted on a confidential basis, without relying on institutions’ data submissions.

To establish our list, we collected information and statistics from publicly available sources, research, and survey. Participants were asked to rate institutions on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.” The 2023 Global Business Schools survey was carried out by the CEOWORLD magazine – the website for ​CEOs, COOs, CFOs, senior corporate executives, business leaders, private equity investors, investment bankers, and high net worth individuals worldwide. CEOWORLD magazine ranked 500 MBA programs around the world.

The rankings are based on seven major metrics of quality and reputation. The overall Score (100%) is the sum of the following:

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

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list; At the same time, the institutions above are the CEOWORLD magazine’s “best business schools in the world for 2023,” and there may be many other business schools that offer excellent programs. This ranking should not be viewed as the most essential aspect when choosing a business school and are merely one element to consider.

The margin of sampling error for the total sample of 350,00 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.

Not all figures add up to 100% as a result of rounding percentages and excluding ‘neither/nor’ and ‘don’t know’ responses from the exhibit. Unless otherwise stated, the base for global figures is 350,00 (global respondents). All answers are confidential to allow survey participants to share their perspectives in a respectful, truthful, unbiased, and collegial setting. For more information, please contact

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