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Report Reveals World’s 250 Top Business Schools

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The QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017, published today, ranks the world’s 250 top business schools, in four categories. Drawing on the largest ever surveys of both MBA employers and academics, the report is compiled by the team behind the annual QS World University Rankings®.

Each of the 250 top business schools is classified in one of four groups. The Global Elite category identifies 45 schools which are at the top of the scale for both research and employability. The Top-Tier Employability and Top-Tier Research categories celebrate business schools excelling in each of these areas, while the Superior category is for schools that show a strong performance but have yet to pass the high threshold required for inclusion in the other groups.

The Global Elite is dominated by top business schools in North America and Europe, which collectively comprise 85% of this category. A similar pattern is seen in the Top-Tier Employability quadrant, in which almost two-thirds of institutions are based in the US or Canada, and most of the rest in Europe. However, top business schools in the Asia-Pacific region dominate the Top-Tier Research quadrant, accounting for 80% of institutions in this category.

Top business schools in North America

Based on two global surveys – of MBA employers and academics – the report publishes rankings of the top business schools in each world region, for both employability and research.

In North America, the head of the table is dominated by US schools, with Harvard Business School claiming the top scores for both employability and research. Canada’s leading representative is the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, which comes 18th in North America for employability and 15th for research excellence.

North America

Top 10 for employability

Top 10 for research excellence

2. Stanford Graduate School of Business

2. The Wharton School

3. The Wharton School

3. Stanford Graduate School of Business

4. MIT Sloan School of Management

5. Chicago Booth School of Business

5. UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business

6. Columbia Business School

7. MIT Sloan School of Management

7. Chicago Booth School of Business

8. University of Michigan Ross School of Business

8. NYU Stern School of Business

9. UCLA Anderson School of Management

9. UCLA Anderson School of Management

10. NYU Stern School of Business

10. Columbia Business School

Source: QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017

 

Top business schools in Europe

The UK’s London Business School leads both categories in Europe, with the French branch of INSEAD close behind. The region’s top-10 lists also feature entries from Denmark, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

Europe

Top 10 for employability

Top 10 for research excellence

9. IESE Business School

10. IESE Business School

Source: QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017

 

As well as North America and Europe, the QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017 provides a breakdown of the top business schools in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The full report is available here.

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Written by Laura Bridgestock
The former editor of TopUniversities.com, Laura oversees the site's editorial content and student forums. She also edits the QS Top Grad School Guide and contributes to market research reports including How Do Students Use Rankings?

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Amazing statistics of the world best business schools.