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New Ranking of the World’s Top Business Schools

By Laura Bridgestock

Updated April 16, 2021 Updated April 16, 2021

Discover the top business schools based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

The 2015 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today, features a new ranking of the world’s top universities for business and management. This new ranking of the world’s top business schools is one of six new tables added this year, alongside new rankings of the world’s top universities for architecture, art and design, development studies, dentistry and veterinary sciences.

This inaugural business school ranking, which features just over 200 top business schools worldwide, is headed by the UK’s London Business School, followed by Harvard University (US) and INSEAD (France). The US accounts for almost a quarter of the top business schools featured, with 46 representatives. The UK has 25 representatives, followed by Australia (18), Canada (10), France (9), Germany (9), South Korea (8), the Netherlands (7) and New Zealand (7). A total of 32 countries claim at least one entry.

 

Highlighting top business schools around the world

This new business school ranking aims to assess institutions’ overall performance and prestige in the business and management field, at both undergraduate and graduate level. It is based on the same methodology used across the QS World University Rankings by Subject, drawing on indicators which reflect academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The reputational indicators are assessed using QS’s major global surveys of academics and employers, while research citations data is drawn from Scopus.

The ranking showcases strengths in the business and management field around the globe, highlighting world-class institutions spread across a total of 32 countries. Beyond the five countries represented in the top 10 (UK, US, France, Italy and Denmark), other nations featured in the top 10 include Singapore (National University of Singapore is 11th), Australia (the University of Melbourne is 15th), the Netherlands (Erasmus University Rotterdam is 17th) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is 18th).

A total of 15 European countries appear at least once in the ranking; these are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK. The Asia-Pacific region is represented by Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, and four Latin American nations are also featured: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

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This article was originally published in April 2015 . It was last updated in April 2021

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

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