The Financial Times has published the 2015 edition of its Masters in Management ranking.
This year, the top spot is once again taken by the University of St. Gallen's Master of Arts in Strategy and International Management. St. Gallen has topped the ranking for five consecutive years. The school "has developed a masters in management degree that is proving attractive to both students and recruiters," according to reporting from the Financial Times.
The St. Gallen program is followed by the MSc in Management from HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School's MSc in Management, which retain their second and third place positions, respectively.
CEMS' Masters in International Management rises one spot to take position number four, while the MSc in International Management from the Rotterdam School of Management climbs three places to number five. LBS' Masters in Management program rises four spots to land at position number six.
ESCP Europe's Master in Management holds on to spot number seven for the second year in a row, while WHU Beisheim's MSc in Management drops out of the top five to land at position eight. Rounding out the top-ten are SDA Bocconi's MSc in International Management and IE Business School's Master in Management.
The top program outside the UK and Europe is the Post Graduate Programme in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, which ranks 15.
The top program in terms of careers rank—based on alumni status three years out from graduation—is IIM Calcutta's Post Graduate Programme in Management, which ranks 16 in the overall ranking. The best program for "placement success"—based on alumni feedback for schools' career services departments—was the MSc program at WHU Beisheim.
Among the new entrants this year are Post Graduate Programme in Management from IIM Bangalore, which debuts at position number 26; the Master in Management from France's Essca School of Management (spot 51), and the MSc in International Management from the University of Exeter Business School (position 80).
Here's the top 25 programs and their change from last year:
|2015 Rank||School||Program||2014 Rank||Change|
|1||St. Gallen||MA in Strategy and International Management||1||--|
|2||HEC Paris||HEC MSc in Management||2||--|
|3||ESSEC Business School||MSc in Management||3||--|
|4||Cems||Masters in International Management||5||+1|
|5||Rotterdam School of Management||MSc in International Management||8||+3|
|6||London Business School||Masters in Management||10||+4|
|7||ESCP Europe||ESCP Europe Master in Management||7||--|
|8||WHU Beisheim||MSc in Management||4||-4|
|9||SDA Bocconi||MSc in International Management||12||-3|
|10||IE Business School||Master in Management||9||-1|
|11||EBS Business School||Master in Management||14||+3|
|12||ESADE Business School||MSc in International Management||6||-6|
|13||WU Executive Academy||Master in International Management||22||+9|
|14||Mannheim Business School||Mannheim Master in Management||18||+4|
|15||IIMA||Post Graduate Programme in Management||16||+1|
|16||IIMC||Post Graduate Programme in Management||13||-3|
|17||HHL Leipzig||MSc in Management||11||-6|
|18||EDHEC Business School||MSc in Management||16||-2|
|19||Imperial College Business School||MSc in Management||19||--|
|20||Grenoble Graduate School||Master in International Business||15||-5|
|21 (tie)||HEC Lausanne||MSc in Management||26||+5|
|21 (tie)||IÉSEG School of Management||MSc in Management||21||--|
|23||Warwick Business School||Masters in Management||31||+8|
|24||Cass||MSc in Management||24||--|
|25||Skema Business School||Global Master in Management||28||+3|
Read our reporting from previous years' Masters in Management rankings: