Poet&Quants’ International MBA Ranking: INSEAD Squeaks Ahead Of IESE To Claim The Top Spot

Ireland’s Trinity College Business School rose 37 places this year

International MBA rankingThe Definitive List Of The Top 50 International MBA Programs of 2023-2024 — 26 to 50

The annual Poets&Quants’ MBA ranking takes the two most credible global lists from The Financial Times and Bloomberg Businessweek and combines them together using weights based on the soundness of each publication’s methodology. Bringing them together this way diminishes the anomalies that often crop up in a given year and also gives applicants a better sense of an overall school’s reputation and brand value. This year’s 2023-2024 list gives an 80% weight to the FT ranking and a 20% weight to Bloomberg Businessweek. For the first time, we’ve dropped from our analysis The Economist and Forbes, both of which no longer publish MBA rankings.

2023  Rank School Name 2022 Rank Index Y-O-Y Change Financial Times Business Week
#26 McGill University (Desautels) 24 64.8 -2 40 (42) 21 (22)
#27 Fudan University 37 63.4 +10 22 (12) NR (NR)
#28 IIM-Ahmedabad 31 62.8 +3 23 (28) NR (NR)
#29 Cranfield School of Management 51 62.2 +22 45 (44) 14 (25)
#30 Warwick Business School 18 61.2 -12 25 (24) NR (NR)
#31 Singapore Management University 42 58.8 +11 28 (21) NR (NR)
#32 Rotterdam Business School 29 58.0 -3 29 (40) NR (NR)
#33 Chinese University of Hong Kong 41 57.1 +8 30 (20) NR (NR)
#34 City University (Bayes) 21 56.3 -13 31 (33) NR (NR)
#35 University of Toronto (Rotman) 53 55.5 +18 32 (39) NR (NR)
#36 WHU (Otto Beisheim) 32 54.7 -4 33 (36) NR (NR)
#37 ESSEC Business School 44 53.9 +7 34 (29) NR (12)
#38 Queen’s University (Smith) 25 53.1 -13 35 (48) NR (20)
#39 EADA Business School NR 52.8 ——– 54 (NR) 25 (NR)
#40 EMLyon 56 52.3 +16 36 (NR) NR (NR)
#41 IIM-Calcutta 49 51.5 +8 37 (32) NR (NR)
#42 Durham Business School 54 50.7 +12 38 (45) NR (NR)
#43 Sungkyunkwan 69 49.9 +26 39 (30) NR (NR)
#44 The Lisbon MBA NR 47.5 ——– 42 (NR) NR (NR)
#45 Audencia Business School 78 46.7 +33 43 (NR) NR (NR)
#46 Trinity College Dublin 81 45.9 +35 44 (NR) NR (NR)
#47 IIM-Indore NR 44.3 ——– 46 (NR) NR (NR)
#48 Tilburg University 69 43.5 +21 47 (NR) NR (NR)
#49 IIM-Lucknow NR 42.7 ——– 48 (NR) NR (NR)
#50 Vlerck Business School NR 41.9 ——– 49 (NR) NR (NR)

Note: All ranks in the table are the latest for each of the two most influential international MBA rankings. Ranks for The Financial Times are U.S. only, not the overall global ranks.

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