Another MBA ranking favours Stanford, Harvard and Wharton

It's the time of the year, when one ranking follows the next. Whilst they are often hard to compare, featuring different regions and methodologies, the top spots generally seem to go to the same main contenders. This also proves correct for QS Quacquarelli Symonds' ranking.



Higher- and business-education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds also released a new MBA ranking, comparing 251 of the top business schools in the world. Similar to Bloomberg Businessweek the ranking also awarded the top spot to Stanford but then placed Harvard second and Wharton third. As the ranking looked further than just US-business schools, place four went to a European school, the renowned London Business School. Sloan was placed fifth comparable to the Businessweek ranking that placed it fourth. QS' top ten contained more European business schools with Insead, HEC Paris and IE Business School all making the top ten. Two more US-schools also placed successfully with Booth on number eight and Columbia on number ten. Both schools also made the top ten in the Businessweek ranking.

Apart from the employability for graduates, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, students' return on investment as measured by post-graduation increases in salary, academic thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity, QS also looked at tuition costs. This is a valuable comparison for many students and saves researching each school individually. The ranking also provides application deadlines and many other useful data when readers click on the 'more'-button at each school.

QS Top MBA Ranking 2019

1 Stanford

2 Harvard

3 Penn (Wharton)

4 London Business School

5 MIT (Sloan)

6 Insead

7 HEC Paris

8 Chicago (Booth)

8 IE Business School

10 Columbia


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