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Best Business Schools In The World For 2023

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The Wharton School takes the prestigious title of the world’s business school for 2023, according to the CEOWORLD magazine. London Business School earned itself a respectable second place, with MIT Sloan School of Management ranked third. The 2023 rankings placed Harvard Business School in fourth ahead of Saïd Business School (Oxford Saïd or SBS) in fifth, while Columbia Business School (CBS) ranked sixth and the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) School seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 business schools, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), Haas School of Business (Berkeley Haas), and the Yale School of Management (also known as Yale SOM).

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:

RankBusiness SchoolCountry
1The Wharton SchoolUS
2London Business SchoolUK
3MIT Sloan School of ManagementUS
4Harvard Business SchoolUS
5Said Business SchoolUK
6Columbia Business SchoolUS
7Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS
8INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration)France
9Haas School of BusinessUS
10Yale School of ManagementUS
11Cambridge Judge Business SchoolUK
12The University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessUS
13Leonard N. Stern School of BusinessUS
14Alliance Manchester Business SchoolUK
15Kellogg School of ManagementUS
16IMD - International Institute for Management DevelopmentSwitzerland
17UCLA Anderson School of ManagementUS
18Tuck School of BusinessUS
19UNC Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolUS
20Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of ManagementUS
21HEC ParisFrance
22Fuqua School of Business - Duke UniversityUS
23Darden School of Business - University of VirginiaUS
24McDonough School of BusinessUS
25NUS Business SchoolSingapore
26Olin Business SchoolUS
27Eli Broad College of Business - Michigan State UniversityUS
28Mannheim Business SchoolGermany
29IESE Business SchoolSpain
30USC Marshall School of BusinessUS
31Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndia
32Tepper School of BusinessUS
33Purdue Krannert School of ManagementUS
34Smeal College of Business - Pennsylvania State UniversityUS
35Warwick Business SchoolUK
36ESMT Berlin (European School of Management and TechnologyGermany
37Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus UniversityNetherlands
38ESADE Business SchoolSpain
39Melbourne Business School - University of MelbourneAustralia
40GW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - George Washington UniversityUS
41Gies College of Business - University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignUS
42Otto Beisheim School of ManagementGermany
43Rotman School of ManagementCanada
44Foster School of BusinessUS
45Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaIndia
46HKUST Business SchoolHong Kong
47Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUS
48China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)China
49Mendoza College of Business - University of Notre DameUS
50Cranfield School of ManagementUK
51School of Business - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAITCanada
52 Geneva Business SchoolSwitzerland
53Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business SchoolHong Kong
54Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
55EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (EIU - PARIS) France
56Goizueta Business School - Emory UniversityUS
57Faculty of Management Studies - DelhiIndia
58Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium
59Kelley School of Business - Indiana UniversityUS
60W. P. Carey School of BusinessUS
61Questrom School of Business - Boston UniversityUS
62Owen Graduate School of Management - Vanderbilt UniversityUS
63UCI Paul Merage School of Business, University of California - IrvineUS
64XLRI – Xavier School of ManagementIndia
65Scheller College of BusinessUS
66Indian Institute of Management IndoreIndia
67Nova School of Business & EconomicsPortugal
68Fisher College of BusinessUS
69Carlson School of ManagementUS
70Knauss School of BusinessUS
71Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeIndia
72Durham University Business SchoolUK
73HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementGermany
74UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate BusinessIreland
75IFM Business school - IFM UniversitySwitzerland
76TIAS School for Business and SocietyNetherlands
77Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIndia
78Cox School of BusinessUS
79Desautels Faculty of Management - McGill UniversityCanada
80Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)Greece
81Indian Institute of Management LucknowIndia
82University of Bath School of ManagementUK
83University of St.GallenSwitzerland
84Strathclyde Business SchoolUK
85SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly
86Indian Institute of Management RohtakIndia
87Tippie College of BusinessUS
88Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia
89Rady School of ManagementUS
90Smith School of BusinessCanada
91Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of GreeceGreece
92Southampton Business SchoolUK
93Alberta School of BusinessCanada
94University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUk
95Carroll School of Management at Boston CollegeUS
96UBC Sauder School of BusinessCanada
97Department of Business Administration of the University of PatrasGreece
98EMLYON business schoolFrance
99Coller School of Management - Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
100ESSEC Business SchoolFrance
101Sydney Business School, University of WollongongAustralia
102Ivey Business SchoolCanada
103Indian Institute of Management ShillongIndia
104University of Macedonia—School of Business Administration/a>Greece
105Business School - University of QueenslandAustralia
106Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)Australia
107Darla Moore School of Business - University of South CarolinaUS
108Imperial College Business SchoolUK
109Schulich School of BusinessCanada
110Indian Institute of Management RanchiIndia
111Sprott School of Business at Carleton UniversityCanada
112Indian Institute of Management KashipurIndia
113AUC School of Business - American University in CairoEgypt
114Gordon S. Lang School of Business and EconomicsCanada
115Indian Institute of Management TiruchirappalliIndia
116Catolica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsPortugal
117Adelaide Business SchoolAustralia
118EGADE Business SchoolMexico
119Monash Business SchoolAustralia
120Dubai Business School - University of DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
121Indian Institute of Management NagpurIndia
122College of Business and Economics - Qatar UniversityQatar
123EAE Business SchoolSpain
124IAE Business SchoolArgentina
125American University of BeirutLebanon
126ESAN Graduate School of Business - ESAN UniversityPeru
127Gordon Institute of Business Science - GIBSSouth Africa
128EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)Switzerland
129Miami Herbert Business School - University of MiamiUS
130Stockholm Business School (SBS)Sweden
131UPF Barcelona School of ManagemetSpain
132Geneva School of Economics and Management - UNIGESwitzerland
133Hult International Business SchoolUS
134School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of GothenburgSweden
135Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management UniversitySingapore
136Poznan University of Economics and BusinessPoland
137Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) - UNILSwitzerland
138Lund University School of Economics and ManagementSweden
139Universidad Carlos III de MadridSpain
140Wroclaw University of Economics and BusinessPoland
141Porto Business SchoolPortugal
142NHH Norwegian School of EconomicsNorway
143Waikato Management School, University of WaikatoNew Zealand
144Warsaw School of EconomicsPoland
145ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & ManagementPortugal
146Kozminski UniversityPoland
147ISCTE Executive EducationPortugal
148Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington School of Business and GovernmentNew Zealand
149BI Norwegian Business SchoolNorway
150Faculty of Management, University of WarsawPoland
151Catolica Porto Business SchoolPortugal
152University of Canterbury Business School, University of CanterburyNew Zealand
153Deusto Business SchoolSpain
154Gdańsk University of TechnologyPoland
155AESE Business SchoolPortugal
156Massey Business School, Massey UniversityNew Zealand
157Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management - Nicolaus Copernicus UniversityPoland
158Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland Business SchoolNew Zealand
159PAD-School of Management University of PiuraPeru
160EADA Business SchoolSpain
161Facultad de Administracion y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad ORT Uruguay)Uruguay
162Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA)Venezuela
163University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and BusinessSlovenia
164Thammasat Business SchoolThailand
165International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv)Ukraine
166Mediterranean School of Business (MSB)Tunisia
167Koc University Graduate School of Business (GSB)Turkey
168IEEM - Escuela de negociosUruguay
169International Institute of Business, IIB-UkraineUkraine
170Arthur Lok Jack Global School of BusinessTrinidad and Tobago
171IEDC - Bled School of ManagementSlovenia
172Pacífico ​Business SchoolPeru
173Centrum PUCP Business SchoolPeru

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 info@ceoworld.biz.

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Anna Papadopoulos
Anna Papadopoulos is a senior money, wealth, and asset management reporter at CEOWORLD magazine, covering consumer issues, investing and financial communities + author of the CEOWORLD magazine newsletter, writing about money with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. You can follow CEOWORLD magazine on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or connect on LinkedIn for musings on money, wealth, asset management, millionaires, and billionaires. Email her at info@ceoworld.biz.