Four of the top five schools in the 2021 ranking are located in France, with the prestigious Grande Ecole HEC Paris ranked top, followed by Switzerland’s University of St Gallen. The top two mirror the previous Economist MiM ranking, released in 2019.
EDHEC Business School rises nine places to finish third, while fellow French institutions ESSEC Business School and Skema Business School rank fourth and fifth. Skema falls from third place in 2019.
Economist MiM Ranking: Top 20
Like the Master in Management rankings released by the Financial Times and QS, the Economist MiM ranking is dominated by European schools.
ESCP Business School and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management both feature in the top 10 after achieving the same feat in 2019. Emlyon Business School and University of Mannheim Business School enter the top 10 for the first time.
US schools are beginning to gain a foothold in the Economist MiM ranking. University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce is ranked in sixth place. McIntyre is the only US school in the top 10 of the FT, QS, or Economist rankings.
US-based Hult International Business School and Duke University Fuqua School of Business also feature among the top 20, rising four and eight spaces higher than their 2019 showings.
When broken down country by country, the US joins Germany and France as the three countries with the most schools among the top 20, reflecting the growth of MiM programs in the US.
There are nine schools with campuses in France among the top 20, while Germany has four. Spain has two schools while Warwick Business School is the only UK-based school in the top 20.
Economist MiM Ranking: Schools from across the globe
A wider array of schools are included beyond the top 20, with a number of US schools and entrants from the likes of Russia and Australia.
Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management narrowly misses out on joining the three US schools in the top 20, as it places 21st.
US-based Wake Forest University School of Business takes 24th spot, while University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and Babson College Olin Graduate School of Business also finish among the top 30.
Tilburg University School for Business and Society is the sole Netherlands-based school in the list, while Prague University of Economics and Business represents the Czech Republic. Nova School of Business and Economics is Portugal’s only school among the ranking,
While Warwick is the only UK school in the top 20, a further six UK schools appear between 20th and 40th place, including Durham Business School and Cranfield School of Management.
The two lowest-ranking schools in the list are Russia’s St Petersburg University Graduate School of Management and Macquarie Business School in Australia.
The Economist MiM ranking is based on two surveys of schools along with their students and alumni.
Schools are asked to provide data including Master in Management graduate salaries and the diversity of their recruiters, along with their three biggest employers and three key strengths.
Students and recent alumni are then asked for salary data along with their ratings of certain elements of the program.
The ranking favours employability, with 37% of a school’s overall score dedicated to how the school opens new career opportunities for graduates. A further 30% is based on personal development and educational experience, including faculty quality and student diversity.
Salary of graduates makes up 23%, while the potential to network within the alumni community is given a weighting of 10%. To be eligible, programs must be full-time, taught mainly on campus, have a cohort of at least 25 students, and they must be accredited by AACSB or EQUIS.
Duke University Fuqua School of Business
The professors at Duke university exhibit exceptional commitment to the success and well-being of their students by ensuring their academic growth and fostering a supportive social atmosphere. Moreover, the entire community is recognized for its amicability and inclusiveness.
The people or the students are without a doubt Duke's greatest asset. While all students are driven to succeed, they are also enthusiastic about a variety of hobbies. You run across a huge lot of diversity. It is the ideal example of a school with well-rounded students and the ideal balance of campus life in a metropolis.
Happy to school
All I could ever hope for is Duke University. That really epitomizes the "work hard, play hard" philosophy that elite colleges frequently pursue. Even though you'll have a lot of schooling to complete over the week, it's simple to keep focused because all of your friends are putting in similar amounts of effort. Many events taking place on and around campus on the weekends provide a great way to unwind. The combination of demanding academics and traditional college fun strikes the perfect balance.
Living, eating, learning, and developing who you want to be as an adult are all fantastic at Duke. I participated in student athletics, and I couldn't have asked for a better interaction with the faculty and other students. I appreciate all of the help I get from the Duke community more than anything. Furthermore, the teachers take the time to get to know you, and the lectures are diverse and demanding (if you do the same). I'd give it a 10 out of 10.
Beautiful School, Nice Classes
DU remains one the greatest and best universities that I have ever stepped in. The school is beautiful and neat. The classes are spacious and also very nice. I enjoyed attending my Lectures in those lecture halls. I also loved the Lecturers because of the good work they did. The university also has very good dorms that are given to students on first come first serve basis and they are affordable
I received my B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Global Health with a minor in Chemistry from Duke University. I was able to grow as a student, scientist, and global health advocate with the help of my friends, professors, and other mentors I met along the way. A lot to learn if you look and ask, a great place to learn for those who want to learn.
whirlwind of growth and change
An amazing 2 years, with covid and everything else happening Duke has been a place of growth for me. The courses , classes were one of a kind, online and on campus. But the valuable lessons learned in the classes are irreplicable. The students are amazing here, so much diversity , I had no problem fitting in. The teachers are down right brilliant and so helpful. Don't be afraid to ask them anything. Graduated with my MBA with Duke and now my future awaits.
One of the best for Business students
Graduated with an MBA. The classes were very insightful and engaging. The staff are very easy to deal with. The teachers and students, are truly amazing people. Grateful to all the people I've met along the way at Duke. I've learnt a great deal that will help me in my future endeavors. The campus itself is a marvel, it is beautiful.
The university campus is awesome
I graduated with a masters degree in Religious Studies from Duke University. One thing I really liked about the university is its huge campus. It is spread in a large area with a lot of greenery and also have the facilities of reading rooms for single person also. My department building was very well taken care of. The library is immensely populated with books for all your needs. The faculty is very nice to students. The classes are equipped with latest technology to cater the needs of students. The University also provides room rentals for international students. They are very well maintained and priority is given to the International students for a comfortable stay there. There are weekly events conducted by the University as well as Student clubs for the entertainment of students. Anybody can take part in them and show their talents. I enjoyed my degree and I graduated in 2021 and was very happy that I had graduated from a reputed University.