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

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

2011 Rank & SchoolIndex2010 RankFTEconomistBWForbes
26. Hong Kong UST Kowloon, Hong Kong37.523324NRNR
27. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India35.6NR638NRNR
28. Nanyang Business School Singapore32.6271929NRNR
29. Erasmus University (Rotterdam) Rotterdam, The Netherlands31.7262228NRNR
30. University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia31.6322810NRNR
31. Vierick Leuven Gent Leuven & Ghent, Belgium30.5413015NRNR
32. Queen’s School of Business Kingston, Ontario30.030NRNR2NR
33. Warwick Business School Coventry, U.K.29.4263220NRNR
34. Durham Business School Durham, U.K.28.9392935NRNR
35. Indian School of Business Hyderabad, India28.5337NRNRNR
36. UCD Dublin (Smurfit) Dublin, Ireland27.9383914NRNR
37. Birmingham Business School Birmingham, U.K.27.6423530NRNR
38. University of Strathclyde Glasgow, U.K.26.9313731NRNR
39. University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, U.K.24.2504243NRNR
40. Imperial College West London, U.K.24.04023NRNRNR
41. EADA Business School Barcelona, Spain23.9NR4149NRNR
42. University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa20.3NR33NRNRNR
43. SP Jain Institute of Management Mumbai, India20.0NR36NRNRNR
44. INCAE Business School Costa Rica & Nicaragua19.4NR46NRNRNR
45. Bradford University Bradford, U.K.17.0NR43NRNRNR
46. Leeds University Leeds, U.K.17.6NR44NRNRNR
47. Politecnico di Milano Milan, Italy17.3NR45NRNRNR
48. IAE Universidad Austral Pilar, Argentina17.0NR46NRNRNR
49. KAIST Business Yuseong, Daejeon, South Korea16.7NR47NRNRNR
50. Bath School of Management Bath, U.K.9.534NR7NRNR

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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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.