The Economist Updates MBA Rankings for 2015

US business schools once again dominate the ranking; Booth takes the top spot again

The Economist has updated its full-time MBA ranking for 2015. This year, US schools once again dominate the ranking. Fourteen of the top 20 schools are based in the US.

For the fifth time in six years, the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business takes the top spot. It's followed by the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, and Harvard Business school.

France's HEC Paris rounds out the top five.

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business rises one place to take the sixth spot, while Northwestern rises 7 positions to land at spot number 7.

This year, INSEAD has risen 10 spots to break into the top 10 at position number 8. Rounding out the top 10 are UCLA's Anderson School of Management and the Wharton School.

The top 20 schools and their changes from last year can be seen below.

A number of schools that were ranked last year have fallen out of the ranking. These include US-based business schools like UCSD's Rady School of Management and UC Davis's School of Management, as well as others like China's CEIBS, France's Audencia Nantes, and Korea's Yonsei University School of Business.

The Economist's "Which MBA" ranking is based on student surveys. The factors that the ranking takes into account include "opening new career opportunities," "personal development and educational experience," "increasing salary," and "potential to network."

Here's The Economist's top 20 full-time MBA programs and their change from last year, as well as the schools' current position in the Global MBA Ranking from The Financial Times.

Economist 2015 Rank Business School Change from 2014 FT Ranking 2015 Rank
1 Chicago - Booth - 9
2 Virginia - Darden +1 32
3 Dartmouth - Tuck -1 23
4 Harvard +2 1
5 HEC Paris -1 16
6 UC Berkeley - Haas +1 10
7 Northwestern - Kellogg +7 14
8 INSEAD +10 4
9 UCLA - Anderson +4 25
10 Wharton +1 3
11 NYU - Stern -3 18
12 Columbia -2 6
13 Stanford -4 4
14 IESE -9 7
15 MIT - Sloan -3 8
16 Queensland - (unranked)
17 IE Business School +19 12
18 Warwick +19 38
19 Yale - 17
20 Duke - Fuqua +5 21

See all schools in the 2015 full-time MBA ranking from The Economist.


Image: Chicago - Booth by Karla Kaulfuss / Creative Commons (cropped)

Related Business Schools

Berkeley, California 100 Followers 116 Discussions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 67 Followers 171 Discussions
Cambridge, Massachusetts 52 Followers 175 Discussions
Madrid, Spain 114 Followers 366 Discussions
Full Profile
Jouy-en-Josas, France 100 Followers 387 Discussions
Coventry, United Kingdom 100 Followers 582 Discussions
Beijing, China 6 Followers 102 Discussions
Fontainebleau, France 71 Followers 309 Discussions
La Jolla, California 35 Followers 18 Discussions
Nantes, France 11 Followers 51 Discussions
Brisbane, Australia 9 Followers 21 Discussions
Barcelona, Spain 29 Followers 169 Discussions
Charlottesville, Virginia 27 Followers 62 Discussions
Hanover, New Hampshire 16 Followers 49 Discussions
Davis, California 21 Followers 26 Discussions
Los Angeles, California 89 Followers 147 Discussions
Stanford, California 96 Followers 171 Discussions
New Haven, Connecticut 42 Followers 62 Discussions
Chicago, Illinois 42 Followers 149 Discussions
Evanston, Illinois 71 Followers 204 Discussions
New York City, New York 158 Followers 259 Discussions
New York City, New York 177 Followers 249 Discussions
Durham, North Carolina 52 Followers 103 Discussions
Boston, Massachusetts 84 Followers 204 Discussions
Seoul, South Korea 11 Followers 7 Discussions

More MBA News

Feb 07, 2024

London Business School Announces New 1-Year MBA

Feb 07, 2024

More MBA News

MBA Articles

Beyond Perfection: How Authenticity is Reshaping MBA Essays

Feb 29, 2024

As AI tools like ChatGPT grow in appeal, the ability to craft essays that resonate with authenticity has become a powerful differentiator for applicants seeking to stand out from the crowd.

The Ultimate Guide to moving to Germany as an International Student

Feb 23, 2024

As an international student who made the leap from sunny Singapore to Germany for a Master’s degree..

The Rise of Joint-Degree Programs in MBA and Sustainability

Feb 21, 2024

Business schools have developed new joint-degree programs that blend business acumen and environmental stewardship

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists