The 50 best MBA programs in the world

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  • The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • QS has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world.
  • QS based its ranking on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs, and evaluated MBA programs on employability, alumni outcomes, students’ return on investment, thought leadership, and diversity.
  • Here are the top 50 global MBA programs, according to the QS rankings.

Higher- and business-education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world.

QS ranked programs on employability for graduates, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, students’ return on investment as measured by post-graduation increases in salary, academic thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.

QS based its rankings on three surveys: One survey of global employers to ascertain the reputation of MBA programs among top firms, one survey of academics to get a sense of schools’ academic and thought leadership reputations, and a survey of the business schools themselves to gather basic information on programs and student outcomes.

See the full list of 251 business schools on TopMBA.com. Here are the top 50 global MBA programs, according to QS rankings:


50. Virginia (Darden)

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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48 (tie). Emory (Goizueta)

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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48 (tie). IIM Ahmedabad

Location: Ahmedabad, India

Tuition: $US20K to $US29K

Average post-graduation salary: Under $US49K


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47. Manchester (Alliance)

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Location: Manchester, UK

Tuition: $US50K to $US59K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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46. St. Gallen

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Tuition: $US50K to $US59K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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45. Vlerick

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Tuition: $US40K to $US49K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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44. Cranfield

Location: Cranfield, UK

Tuition: $US40K to $US49K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K


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43. Toronto (Rotman)

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Tuition: $US90K to $US99K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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42. Mannheim

Location: Mannheim, Germany

Tuition: $US40K to $US49K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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41. Dartmouth (Tuck)

Location: Hanover, NH

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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40. NUS

Location: Singapore

Tuition: $US40K to $US49K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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39. UNSW (Australian Graduate School of Management)

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Location: Sydney, Australia

Tuition: $US60K to $US69K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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38. Cornell (Johnson)

Location: Ithaca, NY

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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37. Warwick

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Location: Coventry, UK

Tuition: $US50K to $US59K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K


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36. Indiana (Kelley)

Location: Bloomington, IN

Tuition: $US90K to $US99K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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35. EDHEC

Location: Nice, France

Tuition: $US50K to $US59K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K


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34. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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33. University of Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong

Tuition: $US70K to $US79K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K


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32. Boston (Questrom)

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K


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31. Copenhagen

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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Tuition: $US50K to $US59K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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29 (tie). USC (Marshall)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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29 (tie). Texas (McCombs)

Location: Austin, TX

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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28. Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Tuition: $US60K to $US69K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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27. Erasmus (Rotterdam School of Management)

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tuition: $US60K to $US69K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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26. ESSEC

Location: Paris, France/Singapore

Tuition: $US50K to $US59K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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25. CEIBS

Location: Shanghai, China

Tuition: $US50K to $US59K

Average post-graduation salary: $US50K to $US69K


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24. IMD

Facebook/IMD Business School

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Tuition: $US60K to $US69K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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23. SDA Bocconi

Location: Milan, Italy

Tuition: $US60K to $US69K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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22. NYU (Stern)

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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21. Cambridge (Judge)

Location: Cambridge, UK

Tuition: $US70K to $US79K

Average post-graduation salary: $US130K to $US139K


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20. Duke (Fuqua)

Location: Durham, NC

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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19. Imperial

Location: London, UK

Tuition: $US60K to $US69K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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18. IESE Business School

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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17. UC Berkeley (Haas)

Location: Berkeley, CA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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16. Yale

Facebook/Yale School of Management

Location: New Haven, CT

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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15. Michigan (Ross)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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14. Northwestern (Kellogg)

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, IL

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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13. ESADE

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Tuition: $US70K to $US79K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K


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12. Oxford (Said)

Location: Oxford, UK

Tuition: $US70K to $US79K

Average post-graduation salary: $US70K to $US89K


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11. UCLA (Anderson)

Facebook/UCLA Anderson School of Management

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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10. Columbia

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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8 (tie). Chicago (Booth)

Location: Chicago, IL

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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8 (tie). IE Business School

Facebook/IE Business School

Location: Madrid, Spain

Tuition: $US80K to $US89K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K


Read more about IE Business School at TopMBA»


7. HEC Paris

Facebook/HEC Paris

Location: Jouy-en-Josas, France

Tuition: $US70K to $US79K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


Read more about HEC Paris at TopMBA»


6. INSEAD

Wikimedia Commons/ORogalevINSEAD’s Singapore campus

Location: Fontainebleau, France/Singapore

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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5. MIT (Sloan)

Location: Cambridge, MA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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4. London Business School

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Location: London, UK

Tuition: $US90K to $US99K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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3. Penn (Wharton)

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Location: Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: Over $US150K

Average post-graduation salary: $US130K to $US139K


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2. Harvard

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US130K to $US139K


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1. Stanford

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Location: Stanford, CA

Tuition: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US140K to $US149K


Read more about Stanford on TopMBA»

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