This year’s top MBA programmes have been heavily dominated by universities from the United States – with six of the 10 top ranked courses based in the US.
Stanford Business School took out top spot – up from fourth in 2018 – followed by Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with the MBA programme at London School of Business the first non-US ranked course, coming in fourth place.
The multi-campus French-originated MBA course at INSEAD (French for European Institute of Business Administration) came in at sixth spot, and has campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East – respectively Paris, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
These are the key global findings from the QS Global MBA Rankings 2019. The ratings are based on five key indicators: Employability, entrepreneurship, return on investment, thought leadership and diversity.
In terms of the Asian rankings, INSEAD tops the list courtesy of its multi-campus connection with Singapore, while the Shanghai-based CEIBS MBA programme came in second regionally (25th globally).
The University of Hong Kong’s course secured third place in the Asian rankings (33rd globally), followed by MBA programmes in the city from HKUST (seventh), CUHK Business School (eighth) and City University of Hong Kong (11th).
Singapore’s NUS course came in fourth regionally while for Oceania, Melbourne Business School topped the rankings (28th globally).