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Top 10 One-Year MBA Programs in the World

1. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Location: Evanston, Illinois, USA


Location: Fontainebleau, France and Singapore

3. Instituto de Empresa IE Business School

Location: Madrid, Spain

4. University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

5. University of Oxford Said Business School

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

6. Cornell University S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Location: Ithaca, New York, USA

7. ESADE Business School

Location: Barcelona, Spain

8. Emory University Goizueta Business School

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

9. University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business

Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA

10. Babson College Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Part-Time One-Year MBA Programs: Executive MBA


Rankings provide information about which business schools and MBA programs are recognized by graduates or companies. However, they are not without controversy. We have compiled the most important MBA rankings and show you which criteria you should pay attention to.

How do I find the best business school and the best MBA program for me? Rankings can help. Applicants get an overview of the top 20, 50 or 100 MBA schools at a glance. But: Ranking is not the same as ranking. Each has strengths, but also weaknesses. The criteria for the rankings are also very different. When choosing the right MBA program, applicants should take a close look at rankings and remember that things like accreditation and program structure are also important.

MBA rankings are not without controversy. For example, there are no reliable rankings for the German-speaking countries. That leaves only the view of the international ones. The following rankings are particularly well known:

  • Financial Times
  • US News & World Report
  • Economist
  • Bloomberg Business Week


There are not only many providers of rankings, but also many types of ranking lists. The "Financial Times", for example, offers the Global MBA Ranking, an Executive MBA Ranking and an Online MBA Ranking.

The "Economist" also has different rankings for the Master of Business Administration. He publishes rankings on full-time and executive MBA programs as well as special top 20 lists on European and North American MBA programs. There are also top ten ratings for the university's equipment or the alumni network. In the "US News & World Report", in addition to the rankings for full-time and part-time programs, interested parties can also see which university is in the top positions for which MBA specialization.


A business school can take one of the first places in one ranking, but is lower in another. How can that be? Quite simply: With every ranking list different criteria are in the foreground. While one ranking includes the university's equipment and research, for example, the other focuses on internationality or the number of successful graduates.

And finally: Who exactly was interviewed? Students and graduates or professors and deans? This aspect also plays an important role. If you want to be on the safe side when choosing your business school, you should consider several ranking lists. If the university and program perform consistently well, one can assume that the MBA at the business school is of good quality and is also recognized by employers working internationally.


MBA rankings divide interested parties and experts into two camps: supporters and critics. Proponents consider rankings to increase competition and consider it positive that if a business school does well, demand will increase. So you can not only count on more applicants, but also on more tuition fees. Even poor performance of an MBA school is not a problem for defenders of rankings. The university is then forced to improve its quality in order to be at the top of the next ranking.

Rankings are not without controversy for critics. An example: If, for example, MBA students are asked about their satisfaction for a ranking, this usually only says something about their subjective feeling. An objective statement about a business school or program can hardly be made in this way.

Influencing the rankings is also criticized from time to time: Students could consistently give good ratings so that their business school ranks higher. It would also enhance their own studies and degrees to make them more interesting for renowned employers.

Another point of criticism: The ranking providers weight individual criteria differently. It is difficult to compare the rankings, because in principle a different criterion can be in the foreground for each business school.


It is striking in the rankings that business schools from the German-speaking countries are rarely or not listed at all. Many applicants then wonder whether a business school that is not listed is automatically less recognized and does not offer a good MBA program. But that's not the case. The fact is: The German MBA tradition does not go back so long and is not yet as well established internationally. Some US schools with MBA programs have been around for over a hundred years. You therefore also have more alumni - a popular criterion for making up places in a ranking.

When choosing a suitable business school and an MBA program, applicants should always consult several ranking lists. However, since rankings are only one help from many, it is important that applicants also ask friends and family for advice, keep an eye on the costs of their studies and pay attention to accreditation. Then sometimes a very personal MBA ranking results automatically. And that usually fits pretty well.

Western New England University College of Business

MBA, Part Time
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Part-time (1 year)

Instituto de Empresa IE Business School

Global MBA+
Madrid, Spain
Part-time (1 year)

Instituto de Empresa IE Business School

MBA, Part Time
Madrid, Spain
Part-time (1 year)

Loyola University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Part-time (1 year)

Northern Illinois University College of Business

MBA, One-Year
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Part-time (1 year)

Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business

MBA, Part Time
South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Part-time (1 year)

State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton - School of Management

MBA, Professional Fast Track - Manhattan
New York, New York, United States
Part-time (1 year)

Technische University Muenchen Executive Program in Innovation & Business Creation
Munich, Germany
Part-time (1 year)

University of Bridgeport Ernest C. Trefz School of Business

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Part-time (1 year)

University of Southern Maine School of Business

MBA, Part Time
Portland, Maine, United States
Part-time (1 year)

University of Tennessee - Knoxville College of Business Administration

Executive MBA
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Executive (1 year)

University of Toronto Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Executive MBA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full-time (1 year)

University of Washington - Seattle Michael G. Foster School of Business

Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Full-time (1 year)

Western University Ivey Business School

Executive MBA, Hong Kong
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Executive (1 year)

Bradley University Foster College of Business

Theresa S. Falcon EMBA
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Executive (1 year)

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Global Executive MBA
Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States
Full-time (1 year)

HEC Paris School of Management

Executive MBA
Jouy-en-Josas, France
Executive (1 year)

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Postgraduate Program for Executives
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Executive (1 year)

National University of Singapore Graduate School of Business

Asia Pacific EMBA - Chinese
Executive (1 year)

National University of Singapore Graduate School of Business

Asia Pacific EMBA - English
Executive (1 year)

Queen's University School of Business

Executive MBA
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Executive (1 year)

Queen's University School of Business

Executive MBA, Cornell-Queen's
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Executive (1 year)

Rutgers-The State University Rutgers Business School Graduate Programs: Newark and New Brunswick

Executive MBA, International
Executive (1 year)

State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton - School of Management

Executive MBA
Albany, New York, United States
Executive (1 year)

Stockholm School of Economics

Executive MBA
Stockholm, Sweden
Executive (1 year)

Texas Christian University M.J. Neeley School of Business

Executive MBA
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Executive (1 year)

University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business

Executive MBA
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Executive (1 year)


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