Gaining an MBA from these schools comes at a price, but the return on investment is worthwhile
Rankings & Accreditations
Accreditation Is Not a Mere Standard
The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is a global, membership driven organisation, based in Brussels. As Europe's largest network association in the field of management development, with some 470 members from academia, business, public service, and consultancy in 40 countries of Europe and the world, EFMD plays a central role in shaping an international approach to management education.
Main Global Rankings
A comprehensive list of MBA rankings is available here
Rankings compiled by Financial Times can be found here:
- Global MBA Ranking 2017
- Online MBA Ranking 2017
- Global MBA Ranking 2016
- Online MBA Ranking 2016
- Executive MBA Ranking 2016
- European Business School Rankings 2016
Explore rankings from The Economist's Economic Intelligence Unit:
Bloomberg Business Week
See Bloomberg's Business Week rankings here:
See FIND MBA’s Popularity rankings here.
The Main Accreditation Services
AMBA (Association of MBAs)
is a UK-based organisation developed in 1967 to examine only the content of an MBA programme. Unlike the other two, it focuses on the programme itself and not the school. Thus, it is common for business programmes to have AMBA accreditation alongside another standard.
EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
was launched in 1997 to characterise the European approach to management education.
AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International
was founded in the US in 1916 and began its accreditation function with the first adoption of standards in 1919. It has continued to evolve by including new measures for business schools through rigorous review.
Here’s how the best US business schools stack up this year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Times Higher Education (THE) is to launch a new set of global business school rankings in partnership with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
If you are looking for the best MBA programmes in the US, one particular list will be of interest to you: US News & World Report’s (US News) Best…
When it comes to studying for an MBA, choosing a business school and an MBA program with a good reputation among MBA recruiters has got to be a major…
The Financial Times (FT) Online MBA Ranking lists the top 20 programmes around the globe, with schools in Australia, Europe, North America, and South America…
As you struggle to find an appropriate graduate school to go to, one of the first sources of information that you are most likely to consult, are MBA…
From a purely academic tool, to a mass-media opinion-making machine. The MBA rankings have changed dramatically since 1977, when they were first introduced.
Rankings generate hype, debate, sometimes even controversy. To a large extent, their legitimacy has developed because they represent a connection between…
Many prospective MBA candidates seriously consider rankings before applying to business schools. However their role should be not overestimated in the school…