The 25 best MBA programs in the world for a career in tech

MIT SloanMIT (Sloan) has the best MBA program for a career in tech, according to Quacquarelli Symonds.

If you are planning to enroll in a MBA program to get ahead in a career within the tech industry, you may want to check out one of these top schools.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, recently released the best MBAs for seven different career specialisations. This includes the best MBAs for a career in tech.

QS used three different data sources to develop these rankings: its Global Employer Survey, its Business School Survey, and publishing company Elsevier’s Scopus database. Each program’s overall score out of 100 is based on three metrics used to evaluate the business school’s MBA program. These three metrics are career placement in the tech industry, research strength related to “management of technology and innovation,” and employer reputation in the industry per QS’ website.

The MBA program at MIT Sloan School of Management was named the best for a career in tech in this year’s ranking, same as last year’s ranking. According to QS, MIT Sloan had scores of at least 95 for the three metrics that make up the overall index: 95 in career placement, 99.4 in employer reputation, and 97 in research strength. Stanford Graduate School of Business took on the second spot, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkley, took on third, swapping spots from last year’s ranking.

The following are the 25 best MBA programs for a career in tech, according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds. We also included the overall specialisation ranking score and the share of the 2019 class that are going into this industry. The full list and other specialisation rankings can be found on QS’ website.


25. North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

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Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Overall score: 74.3

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:21%


Read more about UNC Kenan-Flager Business School here.


24. IESE Business School

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Location: Barcelona, Spain

Overall score: 74.4

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:15%


Read more about IESE Business School here.


23. NYU (Stern)

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Location: New York, New York

Overall score: 75.6

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:15%


Read more about NYU Stern School of Business here.


22. HEC Paris

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Location: Jouy en Josas, France

Overall score: 76.2

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:16%


Read more about HEC Paris here.


21. Columbia Business School

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Location: New York, New York

Overall score: 77.3

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:11%


Read more about Columbia Business School here.


20. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Overall score: 79.4

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:30%


Read more about Tepper School of Business here.


19. National University of Singapore (NUS)

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Location: Singapore

Overall score: 80.6

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:37%


Read more about the National University of Singapore here.


18. IE Business School

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Location: Madrid, Spain

Overall score: 80.7

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:23%


Read more about IE Business School here.


17. Chicago (Booth)

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Overall score: 81.3

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:20%


Read more about The University of Chicago Booth School of Business here.


16. Washington (Foster)

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Location: Seattle, Washington

Overall score: 82.3

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:60%


Read more about the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington here.


15. INSEAD

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Location: Paris, France; Singapore

Overall score: 83.0

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:14%


Read more about INSEAD here.


14. Texas (McCombs)

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Location: Austin, Texas

Overall score: 83.1

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:26%


Read more about McCombs School of Business here.


13. London Business School

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Location: London, United Kingdom

Overall score: 84.8

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:20%


Read more about London Business School here.


12. Esade Business School

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Location: Barcelona, Spain

Overall score: 85.1

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:34%


Read more about ESADE here.


11. Duke (Fuqua)

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Location: Durham, North Carolina

Overall score: 85.2

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:23%


Read more about The Fuqua School of Business here.


10. Penn (Wharton)

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Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Overall score: 85.8

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:15%

Read more about Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania here.


9. Oxford (Saïd)

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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Overall score: 87.0

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:24%


Read more about Saïd Business School here.


8. UCLA (Anderson)

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Location: Los Angeles, California

Overall score: 87.9

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:31%


Read more about UCLA Anderson School of Management here.


7. Michigan (Ross)

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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Overall score: 88.5

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:22%


Read more about Michigan Ross School of Business here.


6. Northwestern (Kellogg)

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Location: Evanston, Illinois

Overall score: 88.7

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:23%


Read more about Kellogg School of Management here.


5. Harvard Business School

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Overall score: 90.3

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:20%


Read more about Harvard Business School here.


4. Cambridge (Judge)

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Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Overall score: 90.6

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:36%


Read more about Judge Business School here.


3. UC Berkeley (Haas)

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Location: Berkeley, California

Overall score: 94.2

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:33%


Read more about Haas School of Business here.


2. Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Location: Stanford, California

Overall score: 94.4

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:24%

Read more about Stanford Graduate School of Business here.


1. MIT (Sloan)

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Overall score: 95.2

Share of graduates going into the tech industry:29%


Read more about MIT Sloan School of Management here.

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