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

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.