QS Global 200
Business Schools Report
Unlocking the world’s top 200 business schools
Louis Lavelle, MA New York University, BA Montclair State University
Daniel Kahn, BSc, BA (Hons) Salford University
1.0 Fast Facts
2.0 Regional MBA Rankings
3.0 Employer Survey Sample
4.0 Academic Survey Sample
5.0 Top business schools by region: North America
6.0 Top business schools by region: Europe
7.0 Top business schools by region: Asia-Pacific
8.0 Top business schools by region: Latin America
9.0 Top business schools by region: Middle East & Africa
2014/15 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report
About the Contributors
Editor: Nunzio Quacquarelli is founder and managing director of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, publishers of TopMBA.com and organizers of QS World MBA Tour. He has an MA from the
University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Wharton School.
He lives and works in London.
Editor: Louis Lavelle is the editor-in-chief of TopMBA.com. His
35-year career in journalism includes eight years as the business schools editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, where he co-led the team that won two National Magazine Awards. He is also the author of The Best B-Schools (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008).
Lavelle has an MA from New York University and a BA from
Montclair State University. He lives and works in New York City.
Analyst: Daniel Kahn is a researcher with QS Quacquarelli
Symonds Ltd, and heads up the data collection team for the
QS Global 200 Business Schools Report. He has travelled extensively to attend QS admissions events giving him broad knowledge of the MBA world. Before joining QS he worked for the telecommunications company, Alcatel. He lives and works in
The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report originated in the early 1990s as an alternative to business school rankings. At the heart of the report was a definitive list of 200 business schools from which employers prefer to recruit MBAs. The research was intended to be of use to MBA employers, prospective MBA students and institutions worldwide that are interested in international business education and recruitment trends. All that is still true. But for the first time this year QS is introducing a number of changes that will transform the Global 200 Business Schools Report. The report is compiled from an annual survey of human resources managers at companies around the world that actively recruit MBA graduates. With the 2014/15 report, the research now includes a second measure: academic reputation. Based on a global survey of top faculty with expertise in business and management, the new measure identifies those business schools with the best worldwide reputation for cutting-edge research, an expertise that informs teaching, curricula, and many other aspects of those programs.
At the same time, we’re changing the way we present the data. In the past, we published separate regional rankings for four categories of business schools: elite global, emerging global, elite regional, and emerging regional. Our new report eliminates the four categories in favor of a single ranking for each region covered: North America (the US & Canada), Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
Rankings in 10 MBA specializations, from strategy to corporate social responsibility will be published at a later date. We have also eliminated schoolby-school placement, salary, and bonus data, which is not part of our ranking methodology. That data will be presented in a new report on the MBA’s return on investment, to be published separately.
The changes are based on the growing realization that the value proposition of the MBA is changing. It is no longer viewed as merely a passport to highpaying job. For many students, it is also a way to create value in other ways
– whether that means working with a