IESE’s MBA Ranked 1st in Europe by Economist; 6th Worldwide

Highlights potential to network globally and generate new career opportunities

October 25, 2018

IESE’s full-time MBA has been ranked number one in Europe and sixth in the world in The Economist´s 2018 ranking of global full-time MBA programs.

IESE is the only non-U.S. school in the top ten of The Economist‘s 2018 Which MBA? full-time MBA ranking.

The British magazine highlighted the new career opportunities that are opened for IESE’s MBA graduates. The potential to network, especially among the school’s active international alumni community, also stood out as key to IESE´s strong position. IESE ranked first place for the number of its international alumni chapters.

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 five spots in the ranking are occupied by the U.S. schools Booth (Chicago), Northwestern (Kellogg), Harvard, Wharton (Pennsylvania) and Stanford. After IESE at number six, the top ten is rounded out by Ross (Michigan), UCLA Anderson, Darden (Virginia) and Columbia.

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