IESE Rankings 2021

IESE Business School has for years been a leader in the rankings of the world’s best business schools. These rankings acknowledge the quality of our faculty and students and of the education we provide.

Rankings IESE

The rankings measure factors such as international scope, alumni salaries and the return on investment of our programs. However, our commitment to developing talented managers goes far beyond that. At IESE, we believe that excellence is an attitude reflected by each and every one of the school’s component parts, from teaching and research to campus experience, career development services and enduring relationships with our participants.

Among the World’s Best Business Schools


Top for Global Reach, Career Opportunities and Social Good


#1 in world 2021 
Full-time MBA
The Economist

This ranking emphasized the exceptional educational experience at IESE, the potential to network, and the career and salary opportunities for graduates. The international reach of the program’s alumni network was also highlighted.


#4 in world 2021
Full-time MBA 
Financial Times

IESE’s MBA ranked no. 4 in the world, and topped the FT’s rankings of global MBA programs in the area of corporate social responsibility (determined by teaching hours dedicated to social and environmental issues and ethics). IESE’s MBA ranked fifth globally for the career progress of its graduates.


A Business School of Global Excellence


#9 in world 2018
Executive MBA
Financial Times

IESE topped the list of international executive MBA programs on the strength of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, for which it was ranked number one in the world, and its use of the case study method. 


#8 in world 2020
Executive MBA
Financial Times

The ranking places IESE’s GEMBA third in Europe and first in Spain.

IESE’s Latest Rankings

IESE’s MBA ranked 1st in the world by The EconomistTHE ECONOMISTMBA
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IESE’s MBA among top 5 in Europe, according to FT Global MBA Ranking 2021FINANCIAL TIMESMBA
IESE’s Global Executive MBA ranked 8th in world by FTFINANCIAL TIMESMBA
IESE’s MBA ranked no.3 by ForbesFORBESMBA