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)

Comments

badux    |    Oct 16, 2015 14:50
Schools in the ranking this year that weren't in it last year:

Michigan - Broad (35)
Queen's (80)
Ryerson (92)
SP Jain (95)
Miami (97)
Liverpool (98)

Schools that were there last year but disappeared this year:

Thunderbird
Brandeis
Wake Forest
UC Davis
CEIBS
UCSD Rady
Aston
Audencia
Yonsei
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