Top 20 MBA Programs 2016

List of Top 20 MBA Programs According to Financial Times Global Ranking

Top 20 MBA Programs 2016
INSEAD The Business School for the World

According to the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016, INSEAD, the one-year program from the acclaimed Paris based Business School, tops the list taking the number one position this year.
For the first time in the history of the Financial Times Rankings, a one-year MBA program takes the lead considering that the more traditional two-year programs dominated the rankings for years.

INSEAD climbed three positions in the ranking from last year, surpassing the likes of Harvard Business School (USA), London Business School (UK), and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (USA).

Top 20 MBA Programs

#Business SchoolCountry
2Harvard Business SchoolUSA
3London Business SchoolUK
4University of Pennsylvania Wharton SchoolUSA
5Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUSA
6Columbia Business SchoolUSA
7Haas School of Business, University of California at BerkeleyUSA
8University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessUSA
9MIT Sloan School of ManagementUSA
10Cambridge Judge Business SchoolUK
11Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern UniversityUSA
12IE Business SchoolSpain
14HKUST Business SchoolChina
15HEC ParisFrance
16IESE Business SchoolSpain
17China Europe International Business School – CEIBSChina
18Yale School of ManagementUSA
19New York University Stern School of BusinessUSA
20University of Michigan Ross School of BusinessUSA

Source: Financial Times Global Ranking 2016

INSEAD, the #1 MBA Program in 2016

One of the appeals for students to pursue a one-year MBA program, compared to the more traditional two-year MBAs, is the reduced fees and overall expenses for the shorter program. The return on investment is weighted in the decision as to which school to apply for, considering not only educational fees, but also room and board, books, transportation and time away from work. According to one student, INSEAD delivers the “most bang for the buck” when it comes to cost-benefit analysis of MBA programs.

Another aspect that students take into consideration is the salary increase after graduating from the program. INSEAD graduates’ salaries after three years of graduation increases an average of 96%, nearly doubling the salary level prior to the MBA program. According to the Financial Times the average salary for the Class of 2012 totals $ 167,000, similar to their counterparts from other top schools.

For the past seventeen years INSEAD has been ranked among the Top 10 Business Schools in the Financial Times Rankings. With campuses in France and Singapore, INSEAD one-year MBA program offers a strong focus on entrepreneurship, diversity, problem-solving, global perspective and international cohort.