1. London Business School – London, UK
2. IESE – Barcelona, Spain
3. HEC Paris – Paris, France
4. CEIBS – Shanghai, China
5. Hong Kong UST – Hong Kong, China
6. Manchester – Manchester, UK
7. NUS Business School – Singapore
8. IPADE – Mexico City, Mexico
9. York Schulich – Toronto, Canada
10. ESADE – Barcelona, Spain
Let’s compare some stats from the two rankings (from the one-year international lead article):
• Graduates from the top international one-year MBA programs had a median 5-year gain of $125,500. This is compared to graduates of top international two-year programs, who had a median gain of $64,000. In comparison, graduates of two-year MBA programs in the U.S. saw a median gain of only $42,500.
• It took one-year MBA international grads 2.4 years to pay off their program. Two-year international grads took 3.4 years, and U.S. two-year grads took 4 years to pay back their investment.
• Graduates from INSEAD, the top one-year international MBA program, had a 5-year gain of $171,200. It took these grads an average of 2.4 years to pay off their investment. Graduates from Stanford, the top two-year U.S. MBA program, had a 5-year gain of $89,100 and it took them 4.2 years to pay back the investment.
See our Forbes top U.S. MBA programs article for a word on methodology.