The Economist’s top 25 full-time global MBA program rankings offer few surprises. Here are a few points to note:
- European b-schools in general dropped a few places from last year. Most notably, IMD, ranked in third place in 2011, and dropped to tenth place in 2012. Cranfield got bumped off the list – in 2010, this British b-school was ranked #15; in 2011 it dropped to #23.
- York Schulich lost its footing the top ten by dropping from ninth to sixteenth place, leaving the top ten without a Canadian representative.
- New to the top ten this year is MIT Sloan, which ranks as #7 – up from #11 in 2011.
- Another big jumper this year was Cornell Johnson which jumped up 10 spots, from #25 to #15.
- New schools in the top 25 this year are Emory Goizueta (which jumped from #28 to #21), UCLA Anderson (#27 last year and now at #23), and Michigan Ross (which moved up six places from #30 last year to #24 this year).
- Bumped from the top 25 this year: Cranfield (as mentioned above), USC Marshall (#22 last year), and Duke Fuqua (#20 last year). (See “The Economist Posts Which MBA? 2011 Rankings” for more on the 2011 rankings.)
The Complete Economist “Which MBA?” 2012 Top 25 Rankings (2011 rank in parentheses)
- Chicago Booth (2)
- Dartmouth Tuck (1)
- UVA Darden (4)
- Harvard Business School (5)
- Columbia Business School (7)
- UC Berkeley Haas (6)
- MIT Sloan (11)
- Stanford School of Business (8)
- IESE (10)
- IMD (3)
- NYU Stern (12)
- London Business School (13)
- University of Pennsylvania Wharton (15)
- HEC Paris (14)
- Cornell Johnson (25)
- York Schulich (9)
- CMU Tepper (16)
- ESADE (17)
- INSEAD (19)
- Northwestern Kellogg (18)
- Emory Goizueta (28)
- IE Business School (24)
- UCLA Anderson (27)
- Michigan Ross (30)
- Bath (21)
For more insight into The Economist’s rankings, please check out our interview with the man behind these rankings, The Economist’s Bill Ridgers, as well as Poets & Quants’ analysis of the these rankings.
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