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

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

2011 Rank & SchoolIndex2010 RankFTEconomistBWForbes
1. INSEAD Fontainebeau, France100.022612
2. London Business School London, U.K.99.711351
3. IE Business School Madrid, Spain98.254933
4. IMD Lausanne, Switzerland97.238171
5. IESE Business School Barcelona & Madrid, Spain95.8453123
6. ESADE Business School Barcelona, Spain95.2711546
7. Cambridge (Judge) Cambridge, U.K.92.591311105
8. HEC Paris Paris, France92.06104148
9. Oxford University (Said) Oxford, U.K.88.9111423166
10. Cranfield University Cranfield, U.K.88.682081310
11. SDA Bocconi Milan, Italy88.3131527184
11. York University (Schulich) Ontario, Canada88.310272910
13. McGill University (Desauteis) West Montreal, Canada83.81531261111
14. University of Manchester Manchester, U.K.81.31216NR172
15. CEIBS Shanghai, China62.717946NR5
16. National University of Singapore Singapore62.3NR1244NR4
16. City University (Cass) London, U.K.62.3141713NR9
18. HEC Montreal Montreal, Canada58.318NR501512
19. Lancaster University Lancaster, U.K.57.3162451NR7
20. Australian School of Business Sydney, Australia52.52021NRNR9
21. EM Lyon Lyon, France52.3194817NR11
22. British Columbia (Sauder) Vancouver, Canada52.0244041NR12
23. Western Ontario (Ivey) Ontario, Canada51.92226NR6NR
24. Toronto (Rotman) Toronto, Canada51.62125NR8NR
25. IPADE Business School Mexico City, Mexico49.12834NRNR7

(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.

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.