School of Management provides the world’s best MBA, according to a new ranking
by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the 100 best full-time MBA programmes.
ranking is based on a school’s ability to deliver the most important elements
(as identified by students themselves) that students look for when taking an
schools dominate the ranking, providing nine of the world’s top 10 programmes.
The top three schools – Kellogg, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Duke
University’s Fuqua School of Business – all have strong programmes, excellent
faculties and a strong collegiate sense among their students.
US schools in the top 10 are Chicago, Stanford, Columbia, Anderson (UCLA),
Darden (Virginia) and Yale.
US is prevented from taking a clean sweep of the top 10 only by IMD in
Switzerland, which claims 8th position. Europe’s other leading schools are the
UK’s Henley (11th) and Cranfield (13th), Spain’s Instituto de Empresa (16th)
and HEC of France (22nd).
MBAs are gaining popularity fast in the region, Asian and Australasian schools
have a long way to go before they catch up with the best in the West, with only
two, Macquarie in Australia (42nd) and the Shanghai-based China Europe
International Business School (43rd), making the top 50.