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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 2023, including big names such as Columbia, Harvard, and Stanford

By  Laura Wise

Mon Feb 13 2023


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

Columbia tops the coveted list for the first time in the quarter of a century of rankings, beating off stiff competition from schools across the world, such as INSEAD and IESE who came second and third. 

US business schools still dominate the market for full-time MBA programs, with Columbia one of seven US schools placing in the top 10. Three other M7 business schools sit among the top 10: Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business who came joint fourth, and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management who came ninth. 

The remaining three M7 schools did not make it in the top 10, with the biggest surprise this year coming from the absence of the Wharton School, which ranked first in 2022 and has held the top spot more times than any other institution. It dropped out of the ranking after failing to gather enough alumni survey responses. 

See the FT’s full rankings table

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