Let’s see how well our top schools did this year in The Economist 2015 global MBA rankings:
• There was quite a lot of jumping around in the top 10 with four new schools joining the top of the chart. Numbers 7-10 above are all newcomers to the top 10. IESE, NYU Stern, Stanford, and Columbia were all pushed out of the top 10.
• Schools present in last year’s top 25 that aren’t present this year are Michigan Ross (#20 last year, #27 this year), IMD (#21 last year, #32 this year), and CMU Tepper (#22 last year, #30 this year).
• New to the top 25 this year are IE Business School (jumped from 36th to 17th place this year), Warwick Business School (18th this year, 37th last year), and Henley Business School (22nd this year, 34th last year) – all non-US schools.
• Most of the top 25 schools are in the US, but the number of non-US schools represented is growing. Spain and the UK each have three schools on the list, Australia two and France one.
• School #26 (not shown above) is the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business and Economics, so while Asia didn’t quite make it to the top 25, it wasn’t too far off. Asia is well represented in the second half of the rankings where we’ve got Nanyang Business School in Singapore (#59), the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (#60), HKUST (#78), the NUS Business School in Singapore (#87), the International University of Japan (#90), the SP Jain School of Global Management in Singapore (#95), and in 100th place, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School.
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