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VIDEO: Harvard Business School Tops MBA Rankings

Harvard Business School reclaims first place at the top of the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. Plus, we look at which top US schools have launched a STEM designation this month

Tue Feb 11 2020

Harvard Business School has a reputation for being one of the best business schools in the world. That's now been confirmed, as the Ivy League giant reclaimed top spot of the Financial Times Global MBA rankings which were released this month. 

We also look at how two top US schools, NYU Stern and Michigan Ross, have joined the STEM trend by announcing STEM designations on their full-time MBAs.  

In our monthly Applicant Bulletin, we bring you all the stories you need to support your business school application.



Harvard Business School has reclaimed top spot in this year’s Global MBA Rankings released by the Financial Times.

The school leapfrogged Stanford to take first place for the sixth time in the FT’s Global MBA Rankings 21-year history. 

Stanford dropped to third place, while Wharton moved into second.

HEC Paris was one of this year’s biggest climbers, moving into ninth place from nineteenth last year. This caps off a great year for the French school, who topped the executive MBA and European business school rankings

The STEM trend continues as two top US schools, NYU Stern and Michigan Ross, announce STEM designations on their MBA programs. 

NYU Stern’s full-time MBA joins its Technology and Entrepreneurship MBA as the second STEM program at the school. 

At Michigan Ross, this means the introduction of a STEM track, with modules on fintech, marketing analytics, and big data. 

Gaining a STEM designation is good news for Ross and Stern international students, who are given a two year extension on their one year optional practical training. 

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The cost of the GMAT test is set to rise by 10%, to $25, in the US and Canada.

The change will be effective from February 4th 2020.

It’s the first price increase in North America since 2005, and takes the total for the exam to $275, from $250.

We’ve rounded up the 10 business schools you need to look out for in 2020.

IE Business School in Madrid is highlighted for its new Tech MBA program, which is launching this September. 

Indian School of Business stands out for its soaring graduate employment - the school received an average of nearly two job offers per graduate. 

That’s all for this month. To find out more about any of the schools and stories mentioned, check out our website.

From me and the BusinessBecause team, until next month, goodbye.