INSEAD Leads 2018’s Top International MBA Programs

For the fourth consecutive year, INSEAD tops the P&Q ranking of the best full-time MBA programs outside the U.S.

The Definitive List Of The Top International MBA Programs of 2018

2018

Rank

School Name2017 RankIndexFinancial

Times

The EconomistBusiness

Week

Forbes
#1INSEAD1100.01 (1)4 (4)3 (1)2 (2)
#2IESE Business School290.64 (5)1 (3)4 (3)2 (2)
#3London Business School390.42 (3)7 (9)2 (2)1 (1)
#4IMD588.011 (10)9 (8)1 (5)1 (1)
#5HEC Paris687.59 (9)2 (1)9 (10)4 (4)
#6Cambridge (Judge)787.25 (1)14 (17)5 (6)4 (4)
#7SDA Bocconi885.714 (11)6 (7)6 (7)5 (5)
#8ESADE985.58 (8)15 (14)7 (9)5 (5)
#9Oxford (Saïd)1080.812 (18)32 (27)8 (4)6 (6)
#10National University of Singapore1379.57 (13)27 (46)26 (19)7 (7)
#11Mannheim Business School1178.630 (29)12 (11)10 (14)8 (8)
#12Cranfield School of Management1374.331 (28)28 (20)13 (20)10 (10)
#13City University (Cass)1873.025 (21)26 (22)28 (NR)12 (12)
#14CEIBS1670.33 (6)NR (NR)14 (26)3 (3)
#15University of Hong Kong2066.116 (22)11 (5)NR (7)7 (NR)
#16Alliance Manchester Business School1763.719 (16)NR (NR)21 (18)6 (6)
#17Imperial Business School2159.427 (25)NR (35)22 (13)13 (13)
#18IE Business School457.7NR (4)21 (10)15 (8)3 (3)
#19Lancaster School of Management1955.535 (23)34 (26)NR (NR)11 (11)
#20Hult International2254.4NR (NR)13 (16)23 (21)15 (15)
#21Melbourne Business School2351.434 (39)5 (6)19 (12)NR (NR)
#22Western (Ivey)2648.043 (44)18 (19)11 (11)NR (NR)
#23Rotterdam School of Management1547.920 (17)NR (39)NR (29)9 (9)
#24Warwick Business School1247.422 (24)3 (4)NR (23)14 (14)
#25ESMT1945.842 (35)17 (11)24 (15)NR (NR)

Source: Poets&Quants composite ranking

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

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

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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.