The Economist published its annual ranking of the top 100 MBA programs in the world and left Chicago Booth at the summit once again, as it did last year and for the fourth time in the last five years. Tuck took the second spot and Darden the third. Two European programs – HEC Paris and IESE landed the fourth and fifth spots, much higher than the two European programs usually considered better – LBS at 15, and INSEAD at 18.
The Economist’s ranking is based mainly on alumni employment data and is considered different and controversial – it includes a number of “surprises” such as HEC Paris and IESE in the fourth and fifth spots with Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton only in sixth, ninth, and eleventh respectively, and INSEAD at only 18.
Rounding out the rest of the ranking’s leaders: