MBA rankings provide an useful overview of the world of business education, but they should not be taken at face value.
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:
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.
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Founded in 1916, AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for Bachelor's, Master's, and doctoral degree programmes in business and accounting.