EMLYON
Published: 10 Apr 2013

MBA Rankings: What are the differences between the Financial Times, Business Week, The Economist, Forbes and US News?

Rankings are one criterion to assess the quality of MBA programs. The internationally most recognized MBA rankings stem from the Financial Times, Business Week, The Economist, Forbes and US News.

These rankings are built on different methodologies, however. Depending on WHO the newspapers ask, for instance, may lead to different ranking positions. Do they ask MBA graduates? Do they ask business school representatives? Or HR representatives in companies? WHAT is asked? And HOW are the questions and answers weighted?