IESE’s MBA ranked 2nd in Europe and among world’s top 10 by The Economist

New career opportunities after graduation and alumni network highlighted

IESE was one of only two non-U.S. schools to make the top 10 in The Economist ranking. Photo: IESE

October 31, 2019

IESE’s MBA program has been ranked 2nd in Europe and 10th in the world, according to The Economist‘s Which MBA? 2019 Full-time MBA ranking. IESE is one of only two non-U.S. schools in the top 10.

(More information on IESE’s rankings.)

The ranking by the British magazine highlighted the new career opportunities that are opened up for graduates after studying a IESE MBA. This reflects the work of the school’s Career Development Center, which organizes numerous activities, resources, support, career forums and fairs throughout the year for students. In fact, according to MBA CSEA reporting standards, 94% of IESE’s MBA Class of 2019 accepted a job offer within three months of graduation.

As well as career opportunities, the global reach of IESE’s international alumni network (IESE is the no.1 ranked school for the number of overseas alumni chapters) also stood out as key to IESE’s good position.

The Economist ranking is based on a combination of surveys of MBA students and alumni, as well as data provided by the various schools. The survey gives special weight to four factors: the creation of new career opportunities, personal development opportunities and educational experience, salary enhancement and networking.

The top ten spots are occupied by Booth (Chicago), Harvard, HEC, Kellogg (Northwestern), Wharton (Pennsylvania), UCLA Anderson, Haas (Berkeley), Stanford and Ross (Michigan), followed by IESE at no.10.

This solid result follows a strong performance in other international rankings for IESE’s MBA, including being 3rd in the Forbes ranking of two-year international business schools.