The Financial Times Releases 2017 MBA Ranking

Insead leads this year's ranking, once again; LBS drops out of the top-five

The Financial Times has updated its Global MBA Ranking for 2017.

For the second year in a row, Insead, the business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, leads the list of top MBA programs. Last year, Insead's MBA became the first one-year MBA program to lead the ranking; 

The Stanford Graduate School of Business, which was ranked number five last year, takes the second spot this year, and also takes the top spot for the top MBA for career progression and for overall alumni salary ($195,000.) The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School takes the third spot. 

Harvard Business School, which was ranked number two last year, has dropped to position number four, while the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School has jumped five places to land at position number five. It's currently the highest-ranked business school in the UK. London Business School, which was the highest-ranked UK business school last year, has dropped three places to number six - it's lowest position in 14 years. Columbia Business School has taken position number seven, while Spain's IE Business School has climbed four spots to take number eight.

The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and Spain's IESE Business School round out the top ten.

Two US-based business schools, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and MIT's Sloan School of Management, have dropped out of the top 10. They're current tied for 13th place. 

Australian b-schools make gains; UK schools are a mixed bag

All three of the ranked business schools in Australia - Macquarie Graduate School of Management, AGSM Business School, and Melbourne Business School, have made gains in this year's Global MBA Ranking. They're currently ranked 49, 54, and 76, respectively. 

The UK's business schools, however, were a mixed bag. Manchester Business School has jumped eight spots to take position number 30, while Lancaster University Management School has lost seven spots to take number 42, and Strathclyde Business School has fallen from 63 to 80. 

Other big movers include Mexico's Ipade Business School, which has fallen from 80 to 97, and the Lisbon MBA, which has fallen from 40 to 70. 

Here's a list of the top 20 schools in this year's FT Global MBA Ranking, as well as their change from last year.

The FT's Global MBA Ranking 2017

FT MBA Ranking 2017 Business School Location Change from 2016
1 Insead France/Singapore/UAE no change
2 Stanford Graduate School of Business USA +3
3 UPenn - Wharton USA +1
4 Harvard Business School USA -2
5 Cambridge - Judge UK +5
6 London Business School (LBS) UK -1
7 Columbia Business School USA -1
8 IE Business School Spain +4
9 Chicago - Booth USA -1
10 Iese Business School Spain +6
11 Ceibs China +6
12 Northwestern - Kellogg USA -1
13 (tie) MIT - Sloan USA -4
13 (tie) UC Berkeley - Haas USA -6
15 (tie) HKUST Hong Kong -1
15 (tie) Yale SOM USA +3
17 Esade Business School Spain +6
18 Dartmouth - Tuck USA +4
19 NYU - Stern USA no change
20 HEC Paris France -5

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