INSEAD Business School was‎ ranked No. 1 among the top 100 most prestigious business schools in the world by the 2017 edition of CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools rankings. INSEAD recorded a rise from fourth in 2016 to first. The ranking placed Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania‎ in second place, followed by Harvard Business School in third, MIT Sloan School of Management in fourth, and London Business School in 5th.

The highest ranking Asian business school was CEIBS (China Europe International Business School), which was ranked 11th overall..

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Top business schools in the US and Canada for 2017:

The US dominates the business school ranking with 48 top business schools, an impressive 7 of which are in the global top 10. Outside the seven business schools featured in the top 10 above, other high-ranking US institutions are NYU Stern School of Business (13th) and Kellogg School of Management (15th), and Booth School of Business (18th).

Canada meanwhile claims five of the world’s top business schools. These are Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (54th), Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University (80th), UBC Sauder School of Business (84th), Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (86th), and Alberta School of Business (90th).

Top 100 Business Schools In The World For 2017:

RankBusiness SchoolCountryScore
1INSEAD Business School‎France99.7
2Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania‎US99.4
3Harvard Business SchoolUS99.1
4MIT Sloan School of ManagementUS98.6
5London Business SchoolUK98.5
6Haas School of Business, University of California BerkeleyUS98.4
7Columbia Business SchoolUS98.3
8Iese Business SchoolSpain98.2
9Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS97.9
10Yale School of ManagementUS97.8
11China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)China97.6
12IE Business SchoolSpain97.3
13NYU Stern School of BusinessUS97.2
15Kellogg School of ManagementUS96.9
16HEC ParisFrance96.7
17HKUST Business SchoolHong Kong96.5
18Booth School of BusinessUS96.4
19IMD business schoolSwitzerland96.3
20Cambridge Judge Business SchoolUK96.1
21Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)India95.9
22Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell UniversityUS95.7
23University of Michigan's Ross School of BusinessUS95.6
24UCLA Anderson School of Management
25Saïd Business School (SBS) at the University of OxfordUK95.3
26SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly95.1
27Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth CollegeUS94.8
28Fuqua School of Business at Duke UniversityUS94.7
29Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of ManchesterUK94.6
30Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK Business School)Hong Kong94.5
31UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
32Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (or RSM)
33NUS Business School at National University of SingaporeSingapore93.9
34Darden School of Business at the University of VirginiaUS93.9
35Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong KongHong Kong93.7
36McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at AustinUS93.6
37Warwick Business SchoolUK93.5
38Faculty of Management Studies (FMS Delhi)India93.4
39McDonough School of Business at Georgetown UniversityUS93.3
40Lisbon MBAPortugal93.1
41Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of MarylandUS92.9
42Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice UniversityUS92.8
43Cass Business SchoolUK92.7
44Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)India92.6
45Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon UniversityUS92.3
46Imperial College Business SchoolUK92.1
47Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield UniversityUK91.9
48Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore91.8
49Sungkyunkwan University's Graduate School of Business (GSB)South Korea91.7
50Krannert School of Management at Purdue UniversityUS91.4
51Mannheim Business School GermanyGermany90.7
52Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, IrvineUS90.6
53Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of WashingtonUS90.5
54Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of TorontoCanada90.4
55Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State UniversityUS90.2
56Olin Business School at the Washington UniversityUS89.9
57USC Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern CaliforniaUS89.8
58Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)Australia89.7
59Goizueta Business School Programs at Emory UniversityUS89.6
60Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina89.5
61Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt UniversityUS89.4
62Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in BloomingtonUS89.3
63University of St.Gallen (HSG)Switzerland89.1
64European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)Germany88.9
65Graduate School of Business (GSB at the University of Cape TownSouth Africa88.7
66University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUS88.6
67Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of TechnologyUS88.5
68University of San Diego School of BusinessUS88.2
69School of Management at Fudan UniversityChina88.1
70Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–MadisonUS87.9
71UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business SchoolIreland87.8
72Tippie College of Business at the University of IowaUS87.7
73Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU)US87.6
74Strathclyde Business School (SBS)UK87.5
75Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business)US87.4
76Durham University Business SchoolUK87.1
77Questrom School of Business at Boston UniversityUS86.7
78University of Bath School of ManagementUK86.3
79Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)UK86.2
80Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill UniversityCanada86.1
81Geneva Business School (GBS)Switzerland85.9
82Babson CollegeUS85.8
83W. P. Carey School of BusinessUS85.7
84UBC Sauder School of BusinessCanada85.6
85Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)Australia85.5
86Smith School of Business at Queen's UniversityCanada85.4
87Curtis L. Carlson School of ManagementUS85.1
88Birmingham Business SchoolUK84.7
89Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) JamshedpurIndia84.6
90Alberta School of BusinessCanada84.4
91Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)India84.3
92Carroll School of Management at Boston CollegeUS84.1
93Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South CarolinaUS83.9
94Rady School of Management at the University of California San DiegoUS83.8
95Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre DameUS83.7
96Penn State Smeal College of BusinessUS83.4
97Melbourne Business School (MBS)Australia83.1
98School of Business at the George Washington UniversityUS82.8
99Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium82.4
100TIAS School for Business and SocietyNetherlands82.2

Top business schools in Europe for 2017:

Europe also has a large number of top business schools to choose from, including 13 in the UK alone, including London Business School (5th globally) in the top 10. Other UK institutions in the top 50 include Judge Business School (20th), Saïd Business School (25th), Manchester Business School (29th), Warwick Business School (37th), Cass Business School (43rd), Imperial College Business School (46th), and Cranfield School of Management(47th).

Meanwhile, Spain and Switzerland each claim 3 top business schools this year, including Iese Business School in top 10. Top business schools in Spain: Iese Business School (8th), IE Business School (12th), and ESADE (14th). Top business schools in Switzerland: IMD business school (19th), University of St.Gallen (63rd), and Geneva Business School (81st).

Elsewhere on the continent, Germany, France, and Netherlands each have two entries in the business school ranking, including France’s INSEAD Business School ranked number 1 in the world‎.

Lastly, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, and Portugal have one entrant apiece, with Italy’s SDA Bocconi School of Management ranked 26th.

Top business schools in Asia for 2017:

India has the largest number of top business schools in Asia with 5, including three in the top 50: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad – IIMA (21st), Faculty of Management Studies – FMS Delhi (38th), and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore – IIMB (44th).

China and Hong Kong are home to 3 top business schools each, with China’s CEIBS ranked 11 in 100 business schools in the world, while Hong Kong’s highest ranked institution for business is HKUST Business School, ranked 17th – neighboring South Korea is home to one business school (Sungkyunkwan University’s Graduate School of Business GSB (49th).

Meanwhile, Singapore claims two representatives, NUS Business School at National University of Singapore (33rd) and Nanyang Business School (48th).

The CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world, 2017: Methodology

CEOWORLD magazine’s best business schools in the world is based on 7 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 was collected from publicly available sources, business school’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 100 schools above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s 100 best business schools in the world,” 2017, there may be many other 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.
* 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 80,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
* Surveys completed by 31,000 students, 47,000 industry professionals, and 2,000 recruiters around the world.
*The overall score are 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 80,000 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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