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 Name 2016 Rank Index Financial
Times
The Economist Business
Week
Forbes
#1 INSEAD 1 100.0 1 (1) 4 (4) 1 (2) 2 (1)
#2 IESE Business School 3 98.6 5 (8) 3 (1) 3 (5) 2 (2)
#3 London Business School 2 98.5 3 (2) 9 (9) 2 (1) 1 (1)
#4 IE Business School 4 96.2 4 (4) 10 (5) 8 (6) 3 (5)
#5 IMD 4 96.0 10 (5) 8 (7) 5 (7) 1 (2)
#6 HEC Paris 6 95.8 9 (7) 1 (1) 10 (11) 4 (3)
#7 Cambridge (Judge) 7 95.5 2 (3) 17 (24) 6 (4) 4 (3)
#8 SDA Bocconi 8 94.2 11 (12) 7 (13) 7 (8) 5 (4)
#9 ESADE 9 93.3 8 (10) 14 (19) 9 (12) 5 (10)
#10 Oxford (Saïd) 10 88.4 18 (14) 27 (36) 4 (3) 6 (7)
#11 Mannheim Business School 18 85.7 29 (29) 11 (14) 14 (20) 8 (NR)
#12 Warwick Business School 12 85.0 24 (27) 4 (6) 23 (22) 14 (8)
#13 Cranfield School of Management 13 82.3 28 (31) 20 (16) 20 (14) 10 (6)
#13 National University of Singapore 14 82.3 13 (17) 46 (48) 19 (21) 7 (7)
#15 Rotterdam School of Management 23 80.3 17 (24) 39 (43) 29 (26) 9 (NR)
#16 CEIBS 15 73.6 6 (9) NR (NR) 26 (24) 3 (4)
#17 Manchester Business School 16 71.2 16 (21) NR (NR) 18 (19) 6 (6)
#18 City University (Cass) 29 67.1 21 (20) 22 (17) NR (NR) 12 (NR)
#19 Lancaster School of Management 17 66.0 23 (19) 26 (31) NR (NR) 11 (9)
#20 University of Hong Kong 31 62.3 22 (26) 5 (11) 7 (NR) NR (NR)
#21 Imperial Business School 28 59.5 25 (18) 35 (NR) 13 (15) 13 (NR)
#22 Hult International 39 59.3 NR (NR) 16 (23) 21 (17) 15 (NR)
#23 Melbourne Business School 20 55.9 39 (46) 6 (12) 12 (9) NR (NR)
#24 Hong Kong UST 11 54.9 7 (6) 44 (27) 25 (29) NR (5)
#25 ESMT 19 54.7 35 (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)