TopMBA Business School Rankings 2013/14


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Published today, the QS Global Business Schools Report 2013/14 provides an alternative to traditional MBA rankings by highlighting the value of MBA programs around the world according to the qualification’s end consumer: the MBA employer. The report is based on 4,318 responses from recruiters who actively hire MBAs, making it the largest survey of its kind.

Five schools received the maximum score for employer recognition, identifying them as the leading schools in their region:

The report points to a leading cluster of 33 ‘elite global’ business schools spread across North America (18), Europe (13) and Asia-Pacific (2).

Region   2013/14 position   Institution   Country

North America

1   Harvard   US

2   Stanford   US

3   The Wharton School   US


1   INSEAD   France

2   London Business School   UK

3   IE Business School   Spain


1   INSEAD   Singapore

2   IIM Ahmedabad   India

3   University of Melbourne   Australia

Latin America

1   Tecnologico de Monterrey   Mexico

2   Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile   Chile

3   Business School Sao Paulo   Brazil

Middle East and Africa   

1   University of Cape Town   South Africa

2   University of Witwatersrand   South Africa

3   American University of Sharjah   UAE

The US dominates the accompanying rankings in ten MBA subject specializations: Finance; Strategy; Innovation; Leadership; Marketing; Entrepreneurship; Corporate Social Responsibility; Information Management; Operation Management and International Management.

Harvard tops five of the ten subjects, with INSEAD; Kellogg; MIT Sloan; Stanford and Wharton topping the others.

“As key industries such as the finance sector consolidate their recovery from the economic crisis, the MBA is an increasingly in-demand qualification,” says Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS. “With graduates from ‘elite global’ schools in both North America and Europe now commanding average salaries in advance of US$120,000, the MBA remains one of the safest investments around.”

Graduates from top North American schools are shown to earn slightly higher average salaries than their European counterparts. Graduate salaries at US ‘elite global’ schools averaged US$123,239, compared to US$122,983 in Europe.

The school with the highest average graduate salary is the Swiss business school IMD (US$159,912), ahead of the US’s Stanford Graduate School of Business (US$156,265).

From: TopMBA

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