Stanford tops QS Global MBA Rankings 2019

Stanford, Harvard and Wharton are the winners of the recent business school ranking of higher- and business-education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Their 2019 Global MBA Ranking compared 251 of the best business schools in the world.


Stanford Graduate School of Business topped the ranking where QS evaluated 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.

Overall it was an all-American domination in the top three in this year’s ranking, with Harvard Business School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania ranking second and third respectively. Altogether there were six US-schools amongst the top ten: Apart from Stanford, Harvard and Wharton, there were Sloan (MIT), Booth (Chicago) and Columbia on the leader board. Four European schools also finished the surveys with excellent results: These were London Business School which ranked fourth, followed by Insead on number 6, HEC Paris on number 7 and IE Business School which placed eighth.

University Rankings

1 Stanford, United States

2 Harvard, United States

3 Penn (Wharton), United States

4 London Business School, UK

5 MIT (Sloan), United States

6 Insead, France, Singapore

7 HEC Paris, France

8 Chicago (Booth), United States

8 IE Business School, Spain

10 Columbia, United States


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