IESE Rankings 2020

IESE Rankings 2020

Rankings IESE

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.

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


#1 in world 2015-2020
Executive Education Programs
Financial Times

IESE placed number one in the FT’s most recent ranking of executive education programs for a record-setting sixth consecutive year. Drawing particular praise were our diverse, research-based faculty and our programs’ focus on the personal and professional development needs of executives and entrepreneurs, as well as the tailored attention paid to their development after the program.


#3 in world 2018
Open Programs
Financial Times

Participants praised the open programs’ development of innovative approaches to thinking as well as the relevance of the courses to their jobs. Our alliances with top international business schools including Harvard, Wharton and CEIBS also received high marks.


#1 in world 2018
Custom Programs
Financial Times

Our custom programs tailored to specific companies were ranked in the top five in 13 of the 15 categories considered by the FT. The ranking named program preparation (noted for its close interactions with clients and integration of cutting-edge research) and the global diversity of faculty as standout elements.


Top for Global Reach and Social Good


#10 in world 2019
Fulltime MBA
The Economist

This ranking emphasized as particular strengths the career placement of our MBA alumni (94% of the Class of 2019 accepted a job offer within three months of graduation). The international reach of the program’s alumni network was also highlighted.


#1 in world 2020
Fulltime MBA for Corporate Social Responsibility
Financial Times

IESE’s MBA ranked among the top 5 in Europe and top 15 in the world. It 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) and ranked ninth globally for career progress.


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.

IESE’s Latest Rankings

IESE ranked 1st in world for Executive Education by FT for record 6th year.FINANCIAL TIMESExecutive Education
IESE’s MBA among top five in Europe, according to FT Global MBA Ranking 2020FINANCIAL TIMESMBA
IESE’s MBA ranked 2nd in Europe and among world’s top 10 by The EconomistTHE ECONOMISTMBA
IESE’s MBA Ranked No. 3 by ForbesFORBESMBA