Top Business School rankings provided by different business publications serve as a veritable treasure trove of information for prospective business school aspirants

While the methodology used by each differ significantly as each ranking measures different aspects of the business school experience, rankings serve an important role in helping students with the school selection process

They do so by providing an independent assessment of the graduate business schools and their programs

In this article, we provide the Top 50 business schools according to the rankings provided by different business publications:
If you are new to the rankings game, make sure you read our article on the significance and methodology of business school rankings published by different business publications

== Top Business School Rankings: US News rankings 2020 ==

Top Business Schools Location Rank Tuition (Per Year) Enrollment MBA (Full-Time)
|University of Pennsylvania (WhartonUS||172,300||1,742|
|Stanford University||US||270,590||855|
|Harvard University||US||373,440||1873|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SloanUS||374,200||813|
|University of Chicago (BoothUS||372,000||1,179|
|Columbia University||US||674,400||1,297|
|Northwestern University (KelloggUS||671,544||1,304|
|University of California Berkeley (HassUS||660,987||590|
|Yale University||US||969,500||723|
|Duke University (FuquaUS||1068,200||875|
|University of Michigan – Ann Arbr (RossUS||1063,646||832|
|Dartmouth College (TuckUS||1272,150||576|
|New York University (SternUS||1271,676||772|
|University of Virginia (DardenUS||1262,464||660|
|Cornell University (JohnsonUS||1566,290||573|
|University of California–Los Angeles (AndersonUS||1659,866||723|
|Carnegie Mellon University (TepperUS||1765,000||465|
|University of Southern California (MarshallUS||1763,096||449|
|University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-FlaglerUS||1961,038||556|
|University of Texas – Austin (McCombsUS||1954,394||551|
|Emory University (GoizuetaUS||2162,000||349|
|Indiana University (KellyUS||2149,955||221|
|University of Washington (FosterUS||2150,046||223|
|Georgetown University (McDonoughUS||2458,500||541|
|University of Florida (WarringtonUS||2530,130||95|
|Rice University (JonesUS||2658,000||236|
|University of Notre(MendozaUS||2654,120||281|
|Washington University in St. Louis (OlinUS||2659,950||273|
|Georgia Institute of Technology (SchellerUS||2940,180||167|
|Vanderbilt University (OwenUS||2956,150||351|
|Ohio State University (FisherUS||3130,120||181|
|Brigham Young University (MarriottUS||3213,450||280|
|Arizona State University (W.P.CareyUS||3347,198||195|
|Pennsylvania State University – University Park (SmealUS||3342,468||117|
|University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (CarlsonUS||3549,994||188|
|University of Wisconsin – Madison||US||3538,777||183|
|University of Georgia (TerryUS||3732,112||102|
|Michigan State University (BroadUS||3850,440||157|
|University of Texas – Dallas||US||3828,500||101|
|Texas A&M University – College Station (MaysUS||4076,606||123|
|University of Maryland – College Park (SmithUS||4053,946||155|
|University of Rochester (SimonUS||4046,000||209|
|Boston College (CarrollUS||4351,200||156|
|Southern Methodist University (CoxUS||4345,975||225|
|University of California – Irvine (MerageUS||4352,709||157|
|University of pittsburgh (KatzUS||4363,916||120|
|Lowa State University (IvyUS||4726,012||79|
|University of California – Davis||US||4749,685||91|
|University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign||US||4773,168||94|
|Boston University (QuestromUS||5023,996.00||302|
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== Top business school Rankings: QS Global MBA Rankings 2020 ==

Rank Business Schools City Country
|1||Penn (WhartonPhiladelphia (PAUnited States|
|1||Stanford||Stanford (CAUnited States|
|3||INSEAD||Fontainebleau||Multi-Campus|
|3||MIT (SloanCambridge (MAUnited States|
|5||Harvard||Boston (MAUnited States|
|6||London Business School||London||United Kingdom|
|7||HEC Paris||Jouy-en-Josas||France|
|8||Chicago (BoothChicago (ILUnited States|
|9||UC Berkeley (HaasBerkeley (CAUnited States|
|10||Northwestern (KelloggEvanston (ILUnited States|
|11||Columbia||New York (NYUnited States|
|12||IESE Business School||Barcelona||Spain|
|13||UCLA (AndersonLos Angeles (CAUnited States|
|14||IE Business School||Madrid||Spain|
|15||Cambridge (JudgeCambridge||United Kingdom|
|16||Oxford (SaidOxford||United Kingdom|
|17||ESADE||Barcelona||Spain|
|18||Yale||New Haven (CTUnited States|
|19||Duke (FuquaDurham (NCUnited States|
|19||Imperial||London||United Kingdom|
|19||Michigan (RossAnn Arbor (MIUnited States|
|22||NYU (SternNew York (NYUnited States|
|23||SDA Bocconi||Milan||Italy|
|24||IMD||Lausanne||Switzerland|
|25||CEIBS||Shanghai||China|
|26||Copenhagen||Copenhagen||Denmark|
|26||Melbourne||Melbourne||Australia|
|28||USC (MarshallLos Angeles (CAUnited States|
|29||Erasmus (RSMRotterdam||Netherlands|
|30||ESSEC (RSMParis/ Singapore||NA|
|31||Boston (QuestromBoston (MAUnited States|
|32||NUS||Singapore||Singapore|
|33||Indiana (KelleyBloomington (INUnited States|
|34||Warwick||Coventry||United Kingdom|
|35||Cornell (JohnsonIthaca (NYUnited States|
|36||University of Hong kong||Hong Kong SAR||Hong Kong|
|37||Texas (McCombsAustin (TXUnited States|
|38||Mannheim||Mannheim||Germany|
|39||Carnegie Mellon (TepperPittsburgh (PAUnited States|
|40||IIM Ahmedabad||Ahmedabad||India|
|41||Frankfurt School of Finance &Management||Frankfurt||Germany|
|42||UNSW (AGSMSydney||Australia|
|43||Nanyang NTU Singapore||Singapore||Singapore|
|44||IIM Bangalore||Bangalore||India|
|45||Dartmouth (TuckHanover (NHUnited States|
|46||EDHEC||Nice||France|
|47||St. Gallen||St. Gallen||Switzerland|
|48||Manchester (AllianceManchester||United Kingdom|
|49||Georgetown (McDonoughWashington (DCUnited States|
|50||HKUST||Hong Kong SAR||Hong Kong|
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== Top business school Rankings: Financial Times rankings 2020 ==

Rank in 2020 Business School Country Weighted salary (US$) Salary percentage increase 3 year average rank
|1||Harvard Business School||US||210,110||110||3|
|2||University of Pennsylvania: Wharton||US||211,543||107||3|
|3||Stanford Graduate School of Business||US||222,625||117||2|
|4||INSEAD||France/Singapore||181,277||101||3|
|5||CEIBS||China||185,103||187||6|
|6||MIT: Sloan||US||197,177||119||8|
|7||London Business School||Uk||171,492||105||6|
|8||Columbia Business School||US||202,238||115||8|
|9||HEC Paris||France||164,529||133||16|
|10||University of Chicago: Booth||US||191,679||123||8|
|11||Northwestern University: Kellogg||US||186,438||109||12|
|12||University of California at Berkeley: Hass||US||193,630||110||12|
|13||IESE Business School||Spain||151,347||119||12|
|14||Yale School of Management||US||178,829||128||13|
|15||National University of Singapore Business School||Singapore||167,070||148||17|
|16||Dartmouth College: Tuck||US||177,819||112||16|
|17||Duke University: Fuqua||US||174,070||123||18|
|18||University of Virginia: Darden||US||170,240||128||24|
|19||University of Cambridge: Judge||UK||162,662||95||16|
|19||HKUST Business School||China||157,025||113||17|
|21||University of Oxford||UK||156,739||103||20|
|22||New York University: Stern||US||166,392||122||23|
|23||Cornell University: Johnson||US||166,035||123||22|
|24||Esade Business School||Spain||140,686||117||22|
|25||IMD Business School||Switzerland||156,421||67||24|
|26||UCLA: Anderson||US||166,720||111||25|
|27||Indian School of Management Bangalore||India||183,703||157||32|
|28||Indian School of Business||India||161,174||188||27|
|29||SDA Bocconi||Italy||140,404||120||30|
|30||University of Michigan Ross||US||164,336||115||28|
|31||Georgetown University: McDonough||US||154,898||130||30|
|31||Carnegie Mellon: Tepper||US||160,128||126||35|
|33||Fudan University School of Management||China||131,041||203||36|
|34||University of Florida: Warrington||US||132,250||156||44|
|35||Nanyang Business School NTU Singapore||Singapore||136,365||119||29|
|36||University of Southern California: Marshall||US||158,577||121||47|
|37||Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai||China||130,736||201||41|
|38||Renmin University of China School of Business||China||120,614||188||N/A|
|39||University of North carolina: Kenan-Flagler||US||147,940||130||43|
|40||University of texas at Austin: McCombs||US||156,174||98||40|
|40||Indiana University: Kelly||US||137,049||133||47|
|42||Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||India||165,900||138||47|
|43||Warwick Business School||UK||117,047||78||40|
|44||Washington University: Olin||US||131,207||112||49|
|45||Alliance Manchester Business School||UK||128,745||103||47|
|45||Vanderbilt University: Owen||US||148,039||132||57|
|47||Shanghai University of finance and Economics||China||119,531||216||N/A|
|47||Emory University: Goizueta||US||149,532||119||44|
|47||University of Washington: Foster||US||143,074||109||48|
|50||CUHK Business School||China||124,603||119||50|
== Top business schools Rankings: The Economist rankings ==

Business School Country
|1||University of Chicago – Booth School of Business||United States|
|2||Harvard Business School||United States|
|3||HEC School of Management, Paris||France|
|4||Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management||United States|
|5||University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School Stanford University – Graduate School of Business||United States|
|6||UCLA – UCLA Anderson School of Management||United States|
|7||The University of California at Berkeley – Haas School of Business||United States|
|8||Stanford University – Graduate School of Business||United States|
|9||University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business||United States|
|10||University of Navarra – IESE Business School Columbia Business School||United States|
|11||Duke University – Fuqua School of Business||United States|
|12||Dartmouth College – Tuck School of Business||United States|
|13||SDA Bocconi – School of Management||Italy|
|14||Cornell University – Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management||United States|
|15||Columbia Business School||United States|
|16||The University of Virginia – Darden School of Business||United States|
|17||New York University – Leonard N Stern School of Business||United States|
|18||The University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business||United States|
|19||Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT Sloan School of Management||United States|
|20||The University of Washington – Foster School of Business||United States|
|21||Yale School of Management||United States|
|22||INSEAD||France|
|23||Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller College of Business||United States|
|24||University of Warwick – Warwick Business School||United Kingdom|
|25||London Business School||United Kingdom|
|26||University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business||United States|
|27||Emory University – Goizueta Business School||United States|
|28||University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School||Australia|
|29||Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management||United States|
|30||University of Florida – Warrington College of Business||United States|
|31||Carnegie Mellon University – The Tepper School of Business||United States|
|32||EDHEC Business School||France|
|33||University of Georgia – Terry College of Business||United States|
|34||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School||United States|
|35||IMD – International Institute for Management Development||Switzerland|
|36||Indiana University – Kelley School of Business||United States|
|37||Rice University – Jesse H Jones Graduate School of Business||United States|
|38||Hult International Business School||Unites States|
|39||University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management||United States|
|40||ESADE Business School||Spain|
|41||Washington University in St Louis – Olin Business School||United States|
|42||Arizona State University – W. P. Carey School of Business||United States|
|43||Pennsylvania State University – Smeal College of Business||United States|
|44||University of Mannheim – Mannheim Business School||Germany|
|45||Georgetown University – Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business||United States|
|46||University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin School of Business||United States|
|47||Brigham Young University – Marriott School of Business||United States|
|48||York University – Schulich School of Business||Canada|
|49||University of Notre– Mendoza College of Business||United States|
|50||The Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business||United States|
== Top business schools Rankings: Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings 2018 ==

The overall ranking for 2019 – 2020 is not yet out

2018 Overall Rank School Name Overall Score Compensation Score Learning Score Networking Score Entrepreneurship Score
|1||Stanford GSB||100||100||77.3||100||100|
|2||Wharton||92.6||98.5||61.3||99.2||61.1|
|3||Harvard||91.9||99.3||54.4||95.3||65|
|4||MIT (Sloan88||91.8||73.8||85.2||79.1|
|5||Chicago (Booth87.1||93.9||67.5||85||64.2|
|6||UC-Berkeley (Has86.7||91.6||67.7||83||79.7|
|7||Columbia||86.5||93.3||65.5||86.9||60.7|
|8||Northwestern (Kellogg85.5||92.7||73.2||84.1||53.2|
|9||Virginia (Darden85.4||91.6||73.4||82.5||62.4|
|10||Cornell (Johnson82.8||89.8||66.6||79.7||63.1|
|11||Yale SOM||82.6||91.2||74.5||75.5||53.5|
|12||Carnegie Mellon (Tepper82.5||85.6||81.2||80.2||70.4|
|13||New York (Stern80.8||93.7||51.2||75.1||46.6|
|13||Southern California (Marshall80.8||85.5||64.2||82.4||69.9|
|15||Duke (Fuqua80.7||90||62.9||79.3||47.8|
|16||Washington (Foster80.3||87.2||67.8||75.9||64.1|
|17||UCLA (Anderson80.1||88.7||61.7||74.6||62.5|
|18||Michigan (Ross78.3||88.7||56||76.1||48.1|
|19||Dartmouth (Tuck78.2||93.6||44.3||73.2||35.1|
|20||Georgetown (McDonough75.2||81.9||66.2||75.1||55.4|
|21||Vanderbilt (Owen74.8||82.3||67.6||73.6||50.3|
|22||Texas-Austin (McCombs74.7||83.5||59.1||67.1||65|
|23||North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler73.2||81.7||67.2||67.8||52.6|
|24||Emory (Goizueta72.7||87.3||53.6||63||37.3|
|25||Brigham Young (Marriott70.7||73.3||81||73.3||56.8|
|26||Rice (Jones69.7||79.3||54.7||61.3||63.3|
|27||Georgia Tech (Scheller68.6||75.8||62.9||70.4||47.2|
|28||Indiana (Kelley67.7||78.4||59.9||62.8||41.5|
|29||Minnesota (Carlson67.1||75||68.8||60.1||54.8|
|30||William and Mary (Mason64.6||57||100||83.6||63.4|
|31||Notre(Mendoza64.3||73||66.4||61.8||40.8|
|32||Washington in St. Louis (Olin63.8||78.8||53||45.6||48|
|33||Howard||63.1||63.2||69.8||84.4||40.2|
|34||Arizona State (Carey62.5||70.7||73.8||62.5||29.4|
|35||Maryland (Smith62.4||68.4||64.3||57.4||63.8|
|36||Utah (Eccles61||58.4||95.5||57.3||81.8|
|37||UT at Dallas (Jindal60.6||55.1||91.4||74.4||67.8|
|38||Penn State (Smeal59.4||73.6||42.4||56.6||28.9|
|39||Texas Christian (Neeley58.9||59.7||78.2||68.4||49.2|
|40||UC at Davis||58.7||63.7||78||53.3||54.9|
|41||Southern Methodist (Cox58.4||65.9||56.8||59.3||47.7|
|42||Wisconsin||57.9||67.5||49||58.5||42.9|
|43||UC at Irvine (Merage55.9||66.1||50.7||54.8||39.8|
|44||Ohio State (Fisher54.7||68.4||55.6||46.3||27.2|
|45||Rochester (Simon54.3||72.1||57.3||30.7||32.5|
|46||Tulane (Freeman52||62.2||68||37.2||48.8|
|47||North Carolina State (Poole51.3||55.1||71||49.2||59|
|48||George Washington||51.2||60.2||48.1||54.3||39|
|49||Texas (A&M) (Mays50.4||68.8||40.8||41.1||13.1|
|50||Purdue (Krannert49.9||62.9||50.4||45.2||27.3|
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== Top Business School Rankings: Forbes Business School rankings ==

Rank School Location 5-Year MBA Gain Years to Payback Pre-MBA Salary 2016 Salary Tuition GMAT Score
|#1||Pennsylvania (WhartonPhiladelphia, PA97.1 K||3.882 K225 K148 K||730|
|#2||Stanford||Palo Alto, CA92.5 K||4.280 K215 K136 K||740|
|#3||Harvard||Boston, MA89.6 K||480 K212 K154 K||730|
|#4||Northwestern (KelloggEvanston, IL84.8 K||3.980 K195 K138 K||730|
|#5||Dartmouth (TuckHanover, NH81.2 K||476 K200 K145 K||720|
|#6||Columbia||New York, NY75.9 K||3.975 K203 K148 K||720|
|#7||Chicago (BoothChicago, IL74.8 K||481 K195 K139 K||730|
|#8||MIT (SloanCambridge, MA72.5 K||481 K201 K140 K||730|
|#9||UC Berkeley (HaasBerkeley, CA72.4 K||493 K212 K113 K||720|
|#10||Cornell (JohnsonIthaca, NY70.4 K||3.967 K172 K131 K||700|
|#11||Virginia (DardenCharlottesville, VA69.9 K||473 K180 K132 K||710|
|#12||Michigan (RossAnn Arbor, MI69.4 K||3.970 K185 K127 K||708|
|#13||Yale||New Haven, CT68.7 K||465 K195 K135 K||730|
|#14||Duke (FuquaDurham, NC66.9 K||3.971 K181 K134 K||700|
|#15||UCLA (AndersonLos Angeles, CA66.5 K||473 K181 K121 K||710|
|#16||UNC (Kenan-FlaglerChapel Hill, NC66.2 K||3.962 K157 K121 K||710|
|#17||Texas-Austin (McCombsAustin, TX65.8 K||3.965 K160 K100 K||710|
|#18||Carnegie Mellon (TepperPittsburgh, PA65.1 K||4.164 K180 K125 K||690|
|#19||Brigham Young (MarriottProvo, UT64.4 K||3.756 K135 K50 K||672|
|#20||Texas A&M&(MaysCollege Station, TX62.3 K||3.652 K133 K62 K||640|
|#21||NYU (SternNew York, NY60.7 K||4.270 K195 K142 K||710|
|#22||Notre(MendozaSouth Bend, IN58.9 K||3.859 K150 K104 K||700|
|#23||Emory (GoizuetaAtlanta, GA57.5 K||3.668 K137 K117 K||683|
|#24||Wisconsin-Madison||Madison, WI56.8 K||3.855 K130 K69 K||670|
|#25||Indiana (KelleyBloomington, IN56.6 K||3.856 K145 K93 K||680|
|#25||Michigan State (BroadEast Lansing, MI55.6 K||3.650 K117 K95 K||700|
|#27||Minnesota (CarlsonMinneapolis, MN55.2 K||3.963 K145 K100 K||690|
|#28||Purdue (KrannertWest Lafayette, IN51.8 K||446 K136 K86 K||636|
|#29||Penn State (SmealUniversity Park, PA49.9 K||3.950 K120 K82 K||660|
|#30||Georgia Tech (SchellerAtlanta, GA49.8 K||3.958 K134 K73 K||690|
|#30||Washington (FosterSeattle, WA49.8 K||4.167 K150 K94 K||700|
|#32||Rice (JonesHouston, TX49.5 K||3.955 K131 K115 K||690|
|#33||USC (MarshallLos Angeles, CA49.3 K||4.163 K163 K122 K||690|
|#34||Iowa (TippieIowa City, IA49.1 K||3.845 K111 K80 K||700|
|#35||Georgetown (McDonoughWashington, DC48.5 K||4.163 K165 K112 K||700|
|#35||Washington U-St. Louis (OlinSt. Louis, MO48.5 K||452 K131 K115 K||700|
|#37||Rochester (SimonRochester, NY48.3 K||3.951 K129 K94 K||680|
|#38||SMU (CoxDallas, TX48.1 K||4.153 K140 K104 K||660|
|#39||Pittsburgh (KatzPittsburgh, PA47.9 K||3.840 K125 K68 K||610|
|#40||Arizona State (CareyTempe, AZ47.8 K||3.953 K125 K89 K||690|
|#41||UC Irvine (MerageIrvine, CA47 K||4.153 K138 K102 K||650|
|#42||Buffalo||Buffalo, NY46.5 K||3.626 K90 K54 K||602|
|#43||Alabama (MandersonTuscaloosa, AL45.7 K||3.736 K96 K62 K||690|
|#44||Rollins (CrummerWinter Park, FL45.3 K||3.726 K85 K74 K||556|
|#44||Texas-Dallas (JindalDallas, TX45.3 K||3.941 K109 K62 K||680|
|#46||Maryland (SmithCollege Park, MD45 K||4.254 K141 K112 K||650|
|#47||Ohio State (FisherColumbus, OH44.5 K||448 K125 K101 K||670|
|#48||Boston (QuestromBoston, MA43.7 K||450 K132 K103 K||690|
|#49||Vanderbilt (OwenNashville, TN43 K||4.261 K140 K107 K||690|
|#50||Georgia (TerryAthens, GA41.8 K||3.945 K106 K68 K||645|
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