The Economist Full-Time MBA Ranking
The Economist's annual full-time MBA ranking measures the salaries of graduates, GMAT averages, and the amount of registered alumni, as well as survey data. Take a look at the publication's 2019 top 100 full-time MBA programs below.
Chicago Booth earned the number one spot on the 2019 Economist full-time MBA ranking for the second consecutive year and for the fourth time in the past five years, thanks to high marks in post-grad salary, career opportunities, highly valued career services, and more.
Harvard Business School earned its place in the top two thanks to exceptional post-grad salary increases among its students and a supreme alumni network.
HEC Paris, the highest-ranked non-U.S. school on the 2019 Economist full-time MBA ranking, comes in at third overall, jumping up from 13th overall last year. The publication gave the French business school the top overall marks for "Potential to Network," "Breadth of Alumni Network," and "Internationalism of Alumni."
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University comes in fourth on the 2019 Economist ranking, thanks to high grades in categories such as: new career opportunities; student diversity; networking potential; and its strong alumni network.
The Wharton School earns its place in the top five of the 2019 Economist ranking in part due to high salary marks for its full-time MBA grads (2nd best overall) and a top seven ranking for the percentage of graduates who earn a job within three months of earning their degree.
The UCLA Anderson School of Management earned the sixth spot on the Economist full-time MBA ranking thanks to a top honors in opening career opportunities and its career services.
After slipping out of the top 10 in 2018, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business moved back into the top ranking, landing 7th overall. The Bay Area business school earned the top overall grade for "Internationalism of Alumni," in addition to the third highest mark for "Student Diversity" and the fourth best mark for "Potential to Network."
The second California business school on the Economist 2019 list, the Stanford Graduate School of Business earned high grades for exceptional post-grad salary and career development.
The University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business lands back into the top 10 of the Economist ranking, with top honors in opening new careers, educational experiences, and student rating of alumni.
The IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Barcelona rounds out the top 10 as the second-highest ranked non-U.S. school on the Economist 2019 ranking, with the highest overall mark of "Internationalism of Alumni" in the world.
#13: SDA Bocconi School of Management
#24: University of Warwick Business School
#28: University of Melbourne Melbourne Business School
#32: EDHEC Business School
#35: International Institute for Management Development
#38: Hult International Business School
#44: University of Mannheim Business School
#46: University of Wisconsin School of Business
#47: Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business
#51: EMLYON Business School
#53: University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business
#54: University of Queensland Business School
#58: Durham University Business School
#60: The NUS Business School
#64: University of Bath School of Management
#65: ESMT Berlin
#66: University of Edinburgh Business School
#67: University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business and Economics
#68: Sun Yat-sen Business School
#69: IE Business School
#71: International University of Monaco
#73: Nanyang Technological University Business School
#74: Macquarie Graduate School of Management
#75: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
#76: Otto Beisheim School of Management
#78: Leeds University Business School
#79: University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business
#81: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
#82: University of Birmingham Business School
#83: Grenoble Ecole de Management
#84: University of Nottingham University Business School
#86: University of Exeter Business School
#88: Lancaster University Management School
#90: University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
#92: University of St. Gallen
#94: International University of Japan Graduate School of International Management
#95: Yonsei University
#96: EADA Business School Barcelona
#97: ESSEC Business School
#98: University of Liverpool Management School
#99: University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School
#100: University of Strathclyde Business School