As greater numbers of students and executives recognize the importance of an international education in today’s competitive business world, many MBA students are opting for a Global MBA that emphasizes international business. These degrees are offered in both Full Time MBA Programs as well as accelerated Executive MBA Programs.
In comparison to the traditional Full Time MBA Rankings by BusinessWeek and US News and World Report that focus on US MBA programs only, two publications have come out with Global Rankings for both types of programs. These are The Wall Street Journal’s 2010 Executive MBA Rankings and the Financial Times 2010 Global MBA Rankings. Both of these include International MBA programs as well as Domestic US Schools together. The results are below.
Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2010
1. London Business School
2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
3. Harvard Business School
4. Stanford University (GSB)
5. Insead (France/Singapore)
6. Columbia Business School
7. IE Business School (Spain)
8. MIT Sloan School of Management
9. University of Chicago (Booth)
10. Hong Kong UST Business School
Wall Street Journal Executive MBA Rankings 2010
1. IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)
2. IMD/Lausanne (Switzerland)
3. Cranfield School of Management (Bedford, England)
4. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
5. Babson College (Babson Park, Mass)
6. ESADE (Barcelona, Spain)
7. INSEAD (Fountainebleau, France)
8. IAE (Buenos Aires)
9. Miami Univ (Oxford, Ohio)
10. Emory University (Atlanta)
It is important to note that the Wall Street Journal Executive MBA Rankings do not include Full-Time MBA Programs. Instead, this is a ranking of the best fast-track accelerated MBA programs that enable busy executives to complete their education in a shorter amount of time than the traditional 2 years. Most are 3 semesters (1.5 years) or full time 1 year accelerated programs including a summer session to permit completion in only a little over one year.
The Financial Times Rankings on the other hand include full time programs but ranks both domestic US and international programs from Europe and the east. While only one factor in determining where to pursue your MBA, an international environment adds the extra breadth and depth of international commerce that many global corporatoins are seeking for their new hires these days. Particularly valuable if the student has foreign language skills, a global MBA can be your ticket to the highest paying MBA jobs that many students aim for by attending such a program. For more great articles and information make sure to visit http://www.TopTenMBA.com.