Top 100 MBA schools in the world – ISB ranked 15
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Top 100 MBA schools in the world – ISB ranked 15

It is that season of the year. Not the top list season but the business school season. Aspiring students in India and across the world will be starting their careers in management in the next 6 months. In India the much coveted CAT exam results are out with the fate of many students hanging.

The debate is always intense whether to do a global MBA or a Indian MBA. One more debate is the 1 year vs 2 year MBA. If you want some clarity in these then go to PagalGuy. You can find a lot of good discussion which can steer you clear. Financial Times has published the list of top 100 MBA schools in the world. The list is for the year 2009.


Indian School of Business, Hyderabad


Of the 100 schools quite predictably USA has dominated the proceedings. 55 out of 100 schools are from the USA. It is distantly followed by UK and Canada. It is hard to find an Indian school on a list like this few years back. But times have changed.

Indian School of Business or ISB which offers a 1 year MBA course is ranked at 15. This is an improvement from last year’s ranking. ISB was ranked 20 last year. Among the asian nations China and Singapore has 2 schools each listed in the top 100. ISB is the only Indian school to be listed.

Financial Times prepares this data from 9000 business school alumni across 130 countries. London Business School and Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania are ranked at number 1. (source)

The top 100 MBA schools in the world : 

Rank in 2009 School name Country
1 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton U.S.A.
1 London Business School U.K.
3 Harvard Business School U.S.A.
4 Columbia Business School U.S.A.
5 Insead France / Singapore
6 Stanford University GSB U.S.A.
6 IE Business School Spain
8 Ceibs China
9 MIT: Sloan U.S.A.
10 New York University: Stern U.S.A.
11 University of Chicago: Booth U.S.A.
12 Iese Business School Spain
13 Dartmouth College: Tuck U.S.A.
14 IMD Switzerland
15 Indian School of Business India
16 Hong Kong UST Business School China
17 University of Cambridge: Judge U.K.
18 Esade Business School Spain
19 Yale School of Management U.S.A.
20 University of Oxford: Saïd U.K.
21 Northwestern University: Kellogg U.S.A.
22 Duke University: Fuqua U.S.A.
23 University of Michigan: Ross U.S.A.
24 Emory University: Goizueta U.S.A.
24 Nanyang Business School Singapore
26 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands
27 Lancaster University Management School U.K.
27 University of Virginia: Darden U.S.A.
29 HEC Paris France
29 UCLA: Anderson U.S.A.
31 University of California at Berkeley: Haas U.S.A.
32 Manchester Business School U.K.
32 Australian School of Business Australia
34 Cornell University: Johnson U.S.A.
35 National University of Singapore School of Business Singapore
35 Cranfield School of Management U.K.
37 Warwick Business School U.K.
38 SDA Bocconi Italy
39 Imperial College Business School U.K.
40 Georgetown University: McDonough U.S.A.
41 University of Strathclyde Business School U.K.
41 University of Arizona: Eller U.S.A.
41 City University: Cass U.K.
44 University of Maryland: Smith U.S.A.
45 University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler U.S.A.
46 University of Rochester: Simon U.S.A.
47 University of Toronto: Rotman Canada
47 University of Western Ontario: Ivey Canada
49 York University: Schulich Canada
49 University of Texas at Austin: McCombs U.S.A.
51 Carnegie Mellon: Tepper U.S.A.
52 Melbourne Business School Australia
53 Rice University: Jones U.S.A.
53 University of Pittsburgh: Katz U.S.A.
55 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign U.S.A.
56 Vanderbilt University: Owen U.S.A.
57 Leeds University Business School U.K.
57 Boston University School of Management U.S.A.
57 Texas A & M University: Mays U.S.A.
60 Indiana University: Kelley U.S.A.
60 University of Southern California: Marshall U.S.A.
60 Washington University: Olin U.S.A.
63 University of Florida: Hough U.S.A.
63 Michigan State University: Broad U.S.A.
63 University of Iowa: Tippie U.S.A.
63 Pennsylvania State University: Smeal U.S.A.
67 University of Washington Business School: Foster U.S.A.
67 Thunderbird School of Global Management U.S.A.
67 University of South Carolina: Moore U.S.A.
70 SMU: Cox U.S.A.
71 University of Cape Town GSB South Africa
71 University of Minnesota: Carlson U.S.A.
71 University of British Columbia: Sauder Canada
74 University of California at Irvine: Merage U.S.A.
75 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Belgium
76 Arizona State University: Carey U.S.A.
77 Aston Business School U.K.
77 University of Alberta Canada
77 University of Notre Dame: Mendoza U.S.A.
80 Durham Business School U.K.
80 Purdue University: Krannert U.S.A.
80 Ohio State University: Fisher U.S.A.
83 Birmingham Business School U.K.
83 University of Bath School of Management U.K.
85 George Washington University U.S.A.
86 Wake Forest University: Babcock U.S.A.
87 Grenoble Graduate School of Business France
87 Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business School U.K. / Netherlands / Germany
89 Boston College: Carroll U.S.A.
89 Babson College: Olin U.S.A.
91 Eada Spain
92 Coppead Brazil
92 University of Edinburgh Business School U.K.
92 Brigham Young University: Marriott U.S.A.
95 Case Western Reserve University: Weatherhead U.S.A.
95 Wisconsin School of Business U.S.A.
97 Hult International Business School U.S.A. / U.K. / U.A.E
98 University of Miami School of Business U.S.A.
99 University College Dublin: Smurfit Ireland
100 Nottingham University Business School U.K.


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