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Best Business Schools In The World | Financial Times MBA Ranking

Find out which business schools top the Financial Times MBA Ranking 2024, including big names such as Wharton, Columbia, and INSEAD

Mon Feb 12 2024


The Wharton School is the best business school in the world—that’s according to the latest Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. 

Wharton tops the coveted list just one year after controversially dropping out of the ranking after failing to gather enough alumni survey responses. It beat off stiff competition from top global schools such as second-placed INSEAD and last year's leader Columbia Business School, which came third. 

US business schools still dominate the market for full-time MBA programs, with Wharton and Columbia part of six US schools placing in the top 10. Three other M7 business schools sit among the top 10: Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and MIT Sloan School of Management, which came joint sixth, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

The remaining M7 schools did not make it into the top 10 this year, with big surprises as Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business—both former top-ranked schools—dropped to record lows this year with Harvard placing 11th and Stanford taking 23rd. 

See the FT’s full rankings table

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