US schools may have had a terrible 2018, a year in which even the Ivy League saw application declines, but they start 2019 with the wind in their sails, as they dominate the FT’s Global MBA ranking, published today.
The same schools make up the top-10 positions in the prestigious ranking as last year. But there were swings at the top of the table, with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) rising to fifth from eighth in 2018, its highest ever position. Harvard Business School shot up to second place, after falling to fifth last year, but was once again trumped by Stanford Graduate School of Business, which regained the top spot it achieved for only the second time last year.
INSEAD, Wharton, London Business School, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Columbia, and Berkeley Haas complete the top-10.
Further down the table, the shifts in positions reflect changes in global business education. Take for instance the UK. The 2016 Brexit vote has buoyed, rather than damaged, UK institutions, with the plunge in the pound’s value making their courses look relatively cheap to prospective overseas students. A strong jobs market has led to strong job...
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