The Economist Releases 2017 MBA Ranking

US schools dominate this year's MBA ranking

The Economist has updated its MBA rankings for 2017.

This year, US-based business schools dominate the top of the MBA ranking. Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management takes the lead this year. At Kellogg, average salaries of new MBA graduates were just under $124,000, a 72 percent increase over pre-MBA salaries, according to the ranking's data.

The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, which led the ranking last year, drops to second place this year. At $126,000, on average new Booth MBA grads had higher average salaries than those at Kellogg, but slightly lower salary increase (71 percent). 

Harvard Business School, which was ranked fourth last year, comes in at number three this year. However, UPenn's Wharton School made strong progress this year, jumping to spot number four from place 12 last year. 

Stanford Graduate School of Business—with its strong average new MBA salaries of just over $140,000—holds steady at position number five.

Placed sixth is UCLA's Anderson School of Management, which jumped from position number 14 last year.

Another California, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, takes seventh place.

Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, Columbia Graduate School of Business, and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business round out the top-10, in that order. See the top 20 schools in the ranking below.

Non-US b-schools drop in this year's Economist MBA ranking

Schools outside of the US did not do as well in this year's MBA ranking from The Economist. The first non-US school in the ranking is France's HEC Paris, which comes in at position number 15 this year, dropping six places from last year.

Likewise, Australia's University of Queensland has also dropped six places from last year, coming in at position number 16.

Spain's IESE Business School, which was in the top 10 last year, has dropped to position number 17.

France's INSEAD Business School, which has ranked at the top of the Global MBA Ranking from the Financial Times for two years in a row, is ranked in this year's Economist MBA ranking at position number 21.

To rank the programs, The Economist looked at a number of factors, including how the MBAs opened up new career opportunities, salary, and networking potential, among others.

The Economist's 2017 MBA ranking (top 20 schools)

 

Economist 2016 Rank Business School Change from 2015
1

Northwestern - Kellogg

+1
2 Chicago - Booth -1
3 Harvard +1
4 Wharton +8
5 Stanford no change
6 UCLA - Anderson +8
7 UC Berkeley - Haas no change
8 Dartmouth - Tuck -2
9 Columbia +2
10 Virginia - Darden -7
11 Yale +4
12 Michigan - Ross +9
13 Duke - Fuqua +5
14 NYU - Stern +5
15 HEC Paris -6
16 Queensland -6
17 IESE -9
18 Warwick +2
19 MIT - Sloan -2
20 Florida - Hough +20

Previous Economist MBA rankings coverage


Image: Madcoverboy / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)

Comments


Related Business Schools

Evanston, Illinois 55 Followers 183 Discussions
Chicago, Illinois 29 Followers 136 Discussions
Boston, Massachusetts 58 Followers 189 Discussions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 48 Followers 159 Discussions
Stanford, California 73 Followers 160 Discussions
Los Angeles, California 70 Followers 134 Discussions
Berkeley, California 74 Followers 108 Discussions
Hanover, New Hampshire 13 Followers 45 Discussions
New York City, New York 131 Followers 229 Discussions
Charlottesville, Virginia 23 Followers 57 Discussions
New Haven, Connecticut 35 Followers 58 Discussions
Ann Arbor, Michigan 29 Followers 77 Discussions
Durham, North Carolina 41 Followers 97 Discussions
New York City, New York 139 Followers 235 Discussions
Full Profile
Jouy-en-Josas, France 76 Followers 324 Discussions
Brisbane, Australia 9 Followers 19 Discussions
Barcelona, Spain 23 Followers 140 Discussions
Madrid, Spain 3 Followers 103 Discussions
Coventry, United Kingdom 61 Followers 497 Discussions
Cambridge, Massachusetts 38 Followers 156 Discussions

More MBA News

Nov 09, 2018

Bloomberg Businessweek Refreshes MBA Rankings

Nov 09, 2018

More MBA News

MBA Articles

MBA School Choice: Oxford Saïd Vs. Cambridge Judge

By Seb Murray on Nov 12, 2018

Do you Need a High GPA to Get Into a Top MBA?

By Seb Murray on Nov 05, 2018

MBA School Choice: Yale SOM Vs. Dartmouth Tuck

By Seb Murray on Oct 29, 2018

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists