The 15 most potent business school degrees in the world
A university ranking is based on the institution’s reputation with academics and employers. On the number of times, published research has been cited by discipline – here we are talking about business and management.
Here is the ranking of the 15 most influential business school diplomas in the world
- Harvard University, USA – Harvard reached the top of the rankings in 2017 and confirmed its position as a world leader in 2018. Its alumni are Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan boss, Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg founder, and Ray Dalio, the Bridgewater boss.
- The European Institute of Business Administration, France – INSEAD, is the best European business and management school. It is located in Fontainebleau, south of Paris. INSEAD has gained a place since it was behind the London Business School last year.
- London Business School, UK – Top-ranked English speaking school in Europe, LBS is an elite institution and has been in the top 3 for the past four years.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA – Best is known for its science education, MIT also excels with its business degree in science-related fields. Fourth place, for the second consecutive year.
- University of Pennsylvania, USA – Penn isn’t the best-known Ivy League school, but it offers some of the best business and management training. The Wharton School boasts of its former students like Warren Buffett – who dropped out before graduating – or President Donald Trump. Fifth place for the fourth consecutive year.
- Stanford University, United States – The Stanford Graduate School of Business is one of the most prestigious American institutions, and it rubs off on all the other fields of the university. It is in the same place in the ranking as in 2017.
- University of Cambridge, UK – Cambridge’s business and management degree has surpassed its historic rival, Oxford. Cambridge Judge Business School is nevertheless in 2nd position in the United Kingdom.
- University of Oxford, UK – The top UK university in many rankings, Said Business School, Oxford, is a favorite among students coming to the UK. She has lost one place since 2017.
- London School of Economics, UK – The LSE is best known for making politicians and economists – 27% of Nobel prizes in economics were awarded, or co-awarded, to a (former) London student School of Economics – but its business school is also very prestigious. She did not move in the ranking in 2018.
- Bocconi University, Italy – Based in Milan, Bocconi provides the second-best business and management education in a non-English speaking country. The private Milanese university has nevertheless lost one place since last year.
- The University of California, Berkeley, USA – Located a stone’s throw from Silicon Valley, Cal Berkeley offers the second most prestigious management and business degree on the West Coast of the United States. It has dropped ten places since last year.
- École des Hautes Études Commerciales, France – HEC is dedicated to learning around business, management, and finance. In recent years, HEC is still in the top 15 of the QS ranking.
- Northwestern University, USA – Located near Chicago in the northern United States, this university gained a spot in 2018. Its alumni include James Allen and Edwin Booz, who founded the consulting firm in management Booz Allen Hamilton in the early 2000s.
- University of Melbourne, Australia – One of the best gains in the rankings, the University of Melbourne’s business and management degrees, has moved up eight places.
- National University of Singapore – The number 1 university in Asia, the National University of Singapore, did not budge in 2018.