The 2017 Best International Business Schools

INSEAD bills itself as “the business school for the world”

The Definitive List Of The Top International MBA Programs of 2017 — 1 to 25

For the third consecutive year, INSEAD tops our list of the best international MBA programs. The big news this year: London Business School falls into third place behind IESE in Spain.

2017

Rank

School Name2016 RankIndexFinancial

Times

The EconomistBusiness

Week

Forbes
#1INSEAD1100.01 (1)4 (4)1 (2)2 (1)
#2IESE Business School398.65 (8)3 (1)3 (5)2 (2)
#3London Business School298.53 (2)9 (9)2 (1)1 (1)
#4IE Business School496.24 (4)10 (5)8 (6)3 (5)
#5IMD496.010 (5)8 (7)5 (7)1 (2)
#6HEC Paris695.89 (7)1 (1)10 (11)4 (3)
#7Cambridge (Judge)795.52 (3)17 (24)6 (4)4 (3)
#8SDA Bocconi894.211 (12)7 (13)7 (8)5 (4)
#9ESADE993.38 (10)14 (19)9 (12)5 (10)
#10Oxford (Saïd)1088.418 (14)27 (36)4 (3)6 (7)
#11Mannheim Business School1885.729 (29)11 (14)14 (20)8 (NR)
#12Warwick Business School1285.024 (27)4 (6)23 (22)14 (8)
#13Cranfield School of Management1382.328 (31)20 (16)20 (14)10 (6)
#13National University of Singapore1482.313 (17)46 (48)19 (21)7 (7)
#15Rotterdam School of Management2380.317 (24)39 (43)29 (26)9 (NR)
#16CEIBS1573.66 (9)NR (NR)26 (24)3 (4)
#17Manchester Business School1671.216 (21)NR (NR)18 (19)6 (6)
#18City University (Cass)2967.121 (20)22 (17)NR (NR)12 (NR)
#19Lancaster School of Management1766.023 (19)26 (31)NR (NR)11 (9)
#20University of Hong Kong3162.322 (26)5 (11)7 (NR)NR (NR)
#21Imperial Business School2859.525 (18)35 (NR)13 (15)13 (NR)
#22Hult International3959.3NR (NR)16 (23)21 (17)15 (NR)
#23Melbourne Business School2055.939 (46)6 (12)12 (9)NR (NR)
#24Hong Kong UST1154.97 (6)44 (27)25 (29)NR (5)
#25ESMT1954.735 (36)12 (18)15 (13)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.