Top 10 MBA schools in the world

June 14 2019
Top 10 MBA schools in the world

Discover the top 10 business schools around the world. The following information is sourced from the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2019.










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1.      Stanford, CA

Stanford is ranked as one of the top universities in the world and known for its leading research centre and relationship with Silicon Valley. This makes them deeply interconnected with many entrepreneurial start-ups which provide students with the resources to maximise their learning experience.

Tuition fees: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US140K to $US149K


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2.      Harvard University, MA

Harvard University is considered one of the world’s top-ranked business schools, with notable politicians, entrepreneurs and celebrities having graduated from the university. Some notable alumni include Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Natalie Portman. It is the oldest university in the United States and has a leading faculty of arts, science and business.

Tuition fees: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US130K to $US139K


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3.      Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, PA

Wharton is one of a kind in the world being a top institution for graduate education and is number one in the world at their undergraduate program. Founded in 1881, it is internationally recognized for its excellence in academics.

Tuition fees: Over $US150K

Average post-graduation salary: $US130K to $US139K


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4.      London Business School, UK

The London Business Schools offers postgraduate education and has been consistently ranked as one of the best MBA schools in the world, covering accounting, finance, management science and operations, marketing and economics.

Tuition fees: $US90K to $US99K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K



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5.      MIT, MA

Short for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT is highly established as an educational institute where they’re arguably the experts in mechanics, science and engineering creativity. Although many universities share the same qualities, MIT’s selling point is transforming its students’ tech ideas into a successful business.

Tuition fees: $US100K to $149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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6.      INSEAD, Singapore/ France

Over 40 years of experience, INSEAD offers outstanding MBA programs for individuals who are looking to study for a shorter period. INSEAD offers an extensive one-year program and has been ranked top two on the list of “Best One-Year International MBA programs” on Forbes. “INSEAD” is an acronym of Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires.

Tuition fees: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US100K to $US109K


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7.      HEC Paris, France

HEC Paris MBA program is a 16-month or longer program that provides the ideal environment for students who want to excel in global brand management. Paris provides the best opportunity for students to learn a more comprehensive approach to a specific business model of luxury.

Tuition fees: $US70K to US79K

Average post-graduation salary: $US110K to $US119K


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8.      Chicago (Booth), IL

The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago offers extensive full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs. The institution offers these majors – accounting, economics, finance, general management, international business, quantitative analysis and statistics, public policy and many more.  

Tuition fees: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K


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9.      IE Business School, Spain

The IE Business School draws students from across the globe, making them internationally known to cultivate managers that can work globally. According to Forbes, its student body consists of 92 per cent foreign nationals and eight per cent local citizens in 2016.

Tuition fees: $US80K to $US89K

Average post-graduation salary: $US90K to $US99K



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10. Columbia University, NY

Positioned in central New York City, an MBA at Columbia University is extremely advantageous. The Columbia University Business School is nationally and globally recognized as one of the top business schools. Columbia University also has a strong core curriculum that provides a focus for students who not only want to excel in their major.

Tuition fees: $US100K to $US149K

Average post-graduation salary: $US120K to $US129K