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Comparing MBA rankings can help MBA applicants sort out business schools and MBA programs that suit them best, based on a number of different criteria. Several different authoritative financial players such as the Economist, US News, Financial Times, Forbes, Business Week and others rank MBA programs annually and weigh in several different factors, such as employment rates, student selectivity, reputation and more when doing so.

The ARINGO staff has gathered top MBA rankings from several different sources, as well as added criteria of our own to create the below combined ranking of business schools. Applicants can therefore narrow down their search for the most suitable MBA program for them based on both general rankings and specific factors such as average age, average GMAT score, acceptance rate and more.

Please note that the rankings below are the MBA rankings for 2017 and that the list will be updated when changes in ranking occur and that it is a list of full time MBA rankings.

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Programs in the U.S.

Full Time MBA Program ARINGO Combined Ranking Economist
2016
FT
2017
US News
2017
BW
2015
Forbes
2015
Enrollment Average GMAT Specializations General
Acceptance
Rate
Weighted Salary US$
Harvard 1 4 4 1 1 2 1872 730 General Management, Strategy, Marketing, Nonprofit 11% 172k
Stanford 2 5 2 4 7 1 824 732 Entrepreneurship, General Management, e-Business, Nonprofit 6% 185k
Chicago 3 1 9 3 2 6 1180 726 Finance, Economics, Accounting 24% 158k
Wharton 4 12 3 1 5 7 1715 728 Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting 20% 177k
Kellogg 5 2 12 4 3 3 1272 724 Marketing, General Management 21% 162k
Columbia 6 11 7 9 6 4 1287 716 Finance, International Management 18% 169k
Berkeley 7 7 13 7 9 8 502 715 e-Business, Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship 13% 169k
MIT 8 17 13 4 4 9 806 713 Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Production/Operations 15% 159k
Tuck 9 6 18 8 14 5 563 716 General Management, Corporate Strategy 23% 156k
Yale 10 15 15 9 11 11 668 720 Nonprofit, Corporate Social Responsibility 21% 152k
Darden 11 3 35 14 12 16 656 706 General Management, Corporate Ethics 28% 147k
Duke 12 18 24 12 8 12 894 697 Marketing, General Management 23% 144k
Michigan 13 21 23 11 10 15 836 702 Corporate Strategy, General Management 28% 144k
UCLA 14 14 32 15 13 17 725 714 Entrepreneurship, Finance 20% 140k
Cornell 15 28 27 16 16 10 535 700 Accounting, CSR/Ethics 32% 142k
NYU 16 19 19 12 24 18 799 721 Finance, Media & Entertainment 20% 150k
UNC 17 22 43 18 17 13 558 710 Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility 34% 128k
Tepper 18 33 38 19 18 19 417 691 Production/Operations, IT/Information Systems 31% 136k
McCombs 19 39 46 17 21 14 543 694 Accounting, Information Systems 30% 134k
Emory 20 29 51 20 15 25 345 677 General Management, Marketing 30% 127k
Kelley 21 30 47 21 28 20 372 668 Marketing, Entrepreneurship 29% 119k
Georgetown 22 35 40 21 26 41 519 692 Marketing, International Management 43% 130k
USC 23 65 48 24 25 38 438 690 Entrepreneurship, Accounting, International Management 29% 128k

Programs in Europe

FT 2017 Enrollment Average GMAT General Acceptance Rate Weighted Salary $US Specializations
IESE (Spain) 10 563 683 25% 140k General Management, CSR/Ethics
IMD (Switzerland) 21 90 670 30% 157k International Management, General Management
INSEAD (France) 1 1024 701 31% 166k International Management, Entrepreneurship
LBS (UK) 6 409 698 26% 154k Finance, International Business
ESADE (Spain) 17 310 670 61%  132k Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility
Cambridge – Judge
(UK)
5 157 680 30%  156k Entrepreneurship, Corporate behavior, Corporate Strategy
IE
(Spain)
8 1089 680 34%  159k Entrepreneurship, International management, e-Business
HEC Paris
(France)
20 294 689 20%  134k Strategy, Marketing
Oxford – Said
(UK)
33 370 692 32%  136k Entrepreneurship, International Management, Corporate Social Responsibility
SDA Bocconi (Italy) 22 100 665 38%  122k

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