Poets&Quants’ 2016 Ranking Of The Best International Business Schools

Melbourne Business School jumped 18 places in the 2016 ranking to finish 20th

The Definitive List Of The Top International MBA Programs of 2016 — 1 to 25

2016

Rank

School Name2015 RankIndexFinancial

Times

The EconomistBusiness

Week

Forbes
#1INSEAD1100.01 (2)4 (2)2 (3)1 (1)
#2London Business School298.92 (1)9 (9)1 (2)1 (1)1
#3IESE Business School397.68 (3)1 (3)5 (7)2 (2)
#4IE Business School496.94 (4)5 (5)6 (4)5 (5)
#4IMD696.95 (10)7 (12)7 (5)2 (2)
#6HEC Paris596.27 (8)2 (1)11 (10)3 (3)
#7Cambridge (Judge)794.43 (6)24 (25)4 (8)3 (3)
#8SDA Bocconi992.712 (12)13 (19)8 (12)4 (4)
#9ESADE789.510 (9)19 (7)12 (11)10 (10)
#10Oxford (Saïd)1087.614 (11)36 (33)3 (6)7 (7)
#11Hong Kong UST1287.26 (7)27 (34)29 (25)5 (5)
#12Warwick Business School1485.627 (21)6 (6)22 (NR)8 (8)
#13Cranfield School of Management1185.531 (23)16 (20)14 (13)6 (6)
#14National University of Singapore1680.617 (16)48 (40)21 (NR)7 (7)
#15CEIBS1372.79 (4)NR (NR)24 (21)4 (4)
#16Manchester Business School1569.521 (19)NR (NR)19 (19)6 (6)
#17Lancaster School of Management1766.719 (26)31 (39)NR (NR)9 (9)
#18Mannheim Business School1855.629 (29)14 (14)20 (27)NR (NR)
#19ESMT1954.136 (33)18 (18)13 (15)NR (NR)
#20Melbourne Business School3853.146 (45)12 (15)9 (23)NR (NR)
#21Western (Ivey)2350.647 (48)22 (27)10 (1)NR (NR)
#22St. Gallen2250.233 (34)39 (29)16 (14)NR (NR)
#23Rotterdam School of Management2150.124 (23)43 (32)26 (26)NR (NR)
#24Australian Graduate School of Management2546.637 (37)NR (NR)NR (NR)11 (11)
#25Queen’s University2446.249 (43)33 (36)18 (9)NR (NR)

Source: Poets&Quants composite ranking

Notes: NR is not ranked; Ranks shown for The Financial Times and The Economist are for non-U.S. schools; Year-earlier rank given inside ().

(See following page for the next 25 business schools on the list)

About The Author

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.