Here’s why you shouldn’t rely exclusively on business school rankings to make your choice.
Rankings & Accreditations
Rankings and accreditations are among the most useful tools available to prospective students who are looking for the programme that corresponds to their ambitions and potential. And while neither rankings nor accreditations alone should be the decisive factor in the choice of a business school, they both serve as a stamp of quality worth considering.
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Main Global Rankings
A comprehensive list of MBA rankings is available here
Rankings compiled by Financial Times can be found here:
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See Bloomberg Businessweek's rankings here:
See FIND MBA’s Popularity rankings here.
Main Accreditation Agencies
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Most of the top-ranked schools in the world such as INSEAD (France), Harvard Business School (US), and Yale School of Management (US) are accredited by AACSB, the world’s largest accreditor of business education. There are 820 business institutions in 53 countries and territories that have earned AACSB accreditation. Similarly, 187 institutions hold an additional, specialised AACSB accreditation for their accounting programmes.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA)
AMBA is focused predominantly on MBA programmes. It differs from AACSB and EQUIS in that it does not accredit undergraduate programmes. It maintains a global network of MBA students and graduates, accredited business schools, and MBA employers. AMBA accredits over 240 business schools in more than 70 different countries.
The EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
EQUIS is run by the European Foundation for Management Development and is known for its focus on internationalisation, international diversity, and a close interaction with the corporate world. EQUIS is not primarily focused on the MBA or any other specific programme. The organisation has now accredited 176 schools across 42 countries.
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Bloomberg Businessweek has analysed a total of 119 MBA programmes worldwide to rank the best business schools for 2021-2022.
The list still includes many excellent programmes that might otherwise be overlooked in a more normal year.
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There are some notable absentees in this year's list.
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The ranking lived up to its reputation as one of the most unpredictable in the industry.
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The ranking offers a glimpse of some of the key changes in business education occurring worldwide.
The Financial Times notes that business education is growing in Europe.
The Financial Times rankings of management programmes are among the most renowned in the global business education field.
US schools claim 16 of the top 20 places in The Economist’s ranking of full-time MBA programmes.
The Economist has published its 2018 ranking of Executive MBA programmes.
The list of accredited business schools keeps growing.