The Economist Releases MBA Ranking for 2019

Chicago - Booth once again leads the ranking; HEC Paris and SDA Bocconi make strong gains

The Economist has updated its "Which MBA?" Ranking for 2019.

This year, the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business leads the list (again.) Harvard's MBA once again takes the runner-up spot.

France's HEC Paris is now ranked number three. It rose 10 spots this year and is the highest ranked non-US school in some time (Switzerland's IMD Business School nabbed the number three position in 2011.)

The MBA programs from Northwestern - Kellogg and the Wharton School round out the top-five. 

UCLA's Anderson School of Management has risen two spots this year to take position number six, while another California School, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business has jumped four positions to take spot number seven.

Stanford University and Michigan - Ross are eighth and ninth, respectively. Finishing out the top-ten is Spain's IESE Business School.

Outside of the top-ten, Italy's SDA Bocconi notably rose 11 spots, placing 13th this year. Likewise, USC Marshall broke into the top-20 this year, rising 10 positions to take number 18.

See below for a list of the top 20 schools. 

The Economist's 2019 MBA ranking (top 20 schools)

See below for this year's top 20 schools from the Economist MBA Ranking, along with each school's change from the previous year's ranking.

Economist 2019 Rank Business School Change from 2018
1

Chicago - Booth

no change
2 Harvard Business School +1
3 HEC Paris +10
4 Northwestern - Kellogg -2
5 Wharton -1
6 UCLA +2
7 Berkeley - Haas +4
8 Stanford -3
9 Michigan - Ross -2
10 IESE -4
11 Duke - Fuqua +4
12 Dartmouth - Tuck no change
13 SDA Bocconi +11
14 Cornell - Johnson +6
15 Columbia -5
16 Virginia - Darden -7
17 NYU - Stern no change
18 USC - Marshall +10
19 MIT - Sloan -3
20 Washington - Foster +2

Previous Economist MBA rankings coverage

 

 

 


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