Top 50 Non-U.S. MBA Programs of 2011

by John A. Byrne on

Poets&Quants’ 2011 Best MBA Programs Outside the U.S.

2011 Rank & School Index 2010 Rank FT Economist BW Forbes
1. INSEAD Fontainebeau, France 100.0 2 2 6 1 2
2. London Business School London, U.K. 99.7 1 1 3 5 1
3. IE Business School Madrid, Spain 98.2 5 4 9 3 3
4. IMD Lausanne, Switzerland 97.2 3 8 1 7 1
5. IESE Business School Barcelona & Madrid, Spain 95.8 4 5 3 12 3
6. ESADE Business School Barcelona, Spain 95.2 7 11 5 4 6
7. Cambridge (Judge) Cambridge, U.K. 92.5 9 13 11 10 5
8. HEC Paris Paris, France 92.0 6 10 4 14 8
9. Oxford University (Said) Oxford, U.K. 88.9 11 14 23 16 6
10. Cranfield University Cranfield, U.K. 88.6 8 20 8 13 10
11. SDA Bocconi Milan, Italy 88.3 13 15 27 18 4
11. York University (Schulich) Ontario, Canada 88.3 10 27 2 9 10
13. McGill University (Desauteis) West Montreal, Canada 83.8 15 31 26 11 11
14. University of Manchester Manchester, U.K. 81.3 12 16 NR 17 2
15. CEIBS Shanghai, China 62.7 17 9 46 NR 5
16. National University of Singapore Singapore 62.3 NR 12 44 NR 4
16. City University (Cass) London, U.K. 62.3 14 17 13 NR 9
18. HEC Montreal Montreal, Canada 58.3 18 NR 50 15 12
19. Lancaster University Lancaster, U.K. 57.3 16 24 51 NR 7
20. Australian School of Business Sydney, Australia 52.5 20 21 NR NR 9
21. EM Lyon Lyon, France 52.3 19 48 17 NR 11
22. British Columbia (Sauder) Vancouver, Canada 52.0 24 40 41 NR 12
23. Western Ontario (Ivey) Ontario, Canada 51.9 22 26 NR 6 NR
24. Toronto (Rotman) Toronto, Canada 51.6 21 25 NR 8 NR
25. IPADE Business School Mexico City, Mexico 49.1 28 34 NR NR 7

(The remaining 25 schools on the top 50 list are on the next page)

Note: The ranking assigned to schools from both the Financial Times and The Economist lists are a school’s non-U.S. ranking. Forbes ranks one-year MBA programs separately from two-year programs so it assigns the same rank to two sets of non-U.S. schools.

Methodology: Schools on each of four major rankings–BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Financial Times, and The Economist– were scored from a high of 100 to a low of 1, the numerical rank of the 100th school on any one list. Then, those sums were brought together with a weight of 30% for each of the rankings with the exception of The Economist, whose list was given a weight of 10% due to the rankings idiosyncratic results, a function of a methodology that is less credible.

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  • DumbU

    I don’t think so. For 1000, INSEAD places a much higher % of students in consulting than any other schools, in terms of %, let alone the absolute numbers. Plus, we all know INSEAD has internship only for December students, hence 28 out of 500 at GS is actually not bad.

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