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Rank '06[1]
Rank '05[1]
3 yr. rank[1]
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Course design[3]
New skills[6]
Aims achieved[8]
Future use[12]
Intl. clients[13]
% Intl.[14]
Intl. progs[15]
Fac. diversity[17]
1111Duke Corporate EducationU.S.A. / U.K. / India11181137591611114
2222IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland1510363184116265752231
33--Harvard Business SchoolU.S.A.7321434251510247591728
41388Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain2029211534813133252546622
5897Babson Executive EducationU.S.A.2851729517312233735301727
65107University of Chicago: BoothU.S.A. / U.K. / Singapore9212210622111241173024251717
71569Columbia Business SchoolU.S.A.2243516517402122294059738
8777Thunderbird School of Global ManagementU.S.A. / Russia547516538462617152443674
96108MIT: SloanU.S.A.61113425010365033211828444
10201515Hult Ashridge Executive EducationU.K.29313372526231423343192276
1191411HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance3716211441641331563730381712
12311319University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerU.S.A.2414819281027124275126591746
13171214Ipade Business SchoolMexico101651617991516724486154764
13182117Emory University: GoizuetaU.S.A.2796207202025211330471649721
1592316Center for Creative LeadershipU.S.A. / Belgium / Singapore373091819293120116231912231731
16273024IAE Business SchoolArgentina2634102338617431314451207719
17354733Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia121236381231221282843241241755
1714512InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore30381522205216262937125313173
1715--University of Pennsylvania: WhartonU.S.A.4191412115529109353242926741
20333931UCLA Anderson School of ManagementU.S.A.1128283331735401522291733311711
20274129Boston University: QuestromU.S.A.1381226105722222219411632471740
2211312London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.213526114147183937401311911710
23253327University of Michigan: RossU.S.A.1726192882526374527142445531741
23322025Western University: IveyCanada / China16362327373224274730161013351720
25383733SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly2524322513414633020114542561716
264411Stanford Graduate School of BusinessU.S.A.3422201432612861424341736591723
27302527Fundação Dom CabralBrazil143725323054391029175553521749
27111618Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.2340303023272135423528241537424
29-45-University of Texas at Austin: McCombsU.S.A.225011131523053344493256421749
29374236Wisconsin School of BusinessU.S.A.32254431223545271385459591763
31202927Kelley Executive Partners at Indiana UniversityU.S.A.1813299404438241816216348101758
32444641ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / U.K. / Germany / Spain / Italy522738352915194860411848412178
33381930Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain334531433919373024454014213734
3349--Lancaster University Management SchoolU.K.4118433424244632542336115041752
3522--University of Maryland: SmithU.S.A.854244233145816208436146321739
35575047Pennsylvania State University: SmealU.S.A.4033351736233684318355717161761
3723--University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolU.K.3563429266215284632493911271724
38352633University of Virginia: DardenU.S.A.3639182446452541712476425551761
3943--Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium3817484552653318323682219201729
4033--University of Toronto: RotmanCanada31203939353739602546571955391721
40413137Henley Business SchoolU.K.43155437184834344839204418441752
43272331Essec Business SchoolFrance / Singapore504940482711326458535432279179
4351--University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerland4232274143214045646160421081729
43403840EMLyon Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance45473736214041555650335131191732
46---Aalto UniversityFinland / S. Korea / Singapore44234746455842333631445838141765
47241729Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands5653425044175359515842211415424
47423341Arizona State University: CareyU.S.A.4761584949461233147613246321757
4951--Gordon Institute of Business Science at UPSouth Africa54515561611247314151264039211732
4956--Tias Business School, Tilburg UniversityNetherlands4646495453565047274237612251744
51-49-York University: SchulichCanada39624652553852443848394264581713
52---Católica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsPortugal4952534057135919864643643591758
52462742HKUST Business SchoolChina634450586233624944554872351175
52442239IE Business SchoolSpain53565659633954386360503281876
5550--Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia55435151543651576552192460571743
56603550Universidad Adolfo IbanezChile61594564593044585556461562411754
56---Carnegie Mellon: TepperU.S.A.48416447486048544938652352591760
58482744Warwick Business SchoolU.K.60556257514356425343515857451736
5953--Wits Business SchoolSouth Africa58485265474963505254554554461715
60594454AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia62636062565449526149525037291717
6158--Melbourne Business School, Mt ElizaAustralia64576553505961565959565149501735
62473949Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance59646155603155653965325634171747
62---Nyenrode Business UniversiteitNetherlands57605763644260516257595851401748
64543150Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.51586356586357625762583058471737
65-48-BI Norwegian Business SchoolNorway65655960656465613563636565321749
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 370 points separate the top school, Duke Corporate Education, from the school ranked number 65. The top nine business schools, from Duke CE to MIT Sloan School of Management, form the top group of custom providers. The second group is headed by Ashridge Business School and the third by ESCP-EAP European School of Management. The top and bottom schools in the second group are separated by 58 points; in the third group there is a 168 point gap between top and bottom.

1. These data are for information only and are not used in the rankings.

2. The level of interaction with the business school; the extent to which purchasers' ideas were integrated into the programme; and the effectiveness of the business school in integrating its latest research into the programme.

3. The flexibility of the course and the willingness of business schools to complement their own faculty with specialists and practitioners.

4. Contemporary and appropriate teaching materials and a suitable mix of academic rigour and practical relevance.

5. The quality of the teaching and the extent to which teaching staff worked together to present a coherent programme.

6. The relevance of new skills to the workplace, the ease with which they were implemented and the extent to which the course encouraged new ways of thinking.

7. The level of follow-up offered after participants returned to their workplace.

8. The degree to which academic and business expectations were met and the feedback from individual participants.

9. The quality of food and accommodation.

10. The quality of the teaching accommodation, IT and library facilities.

11. Purchaser's rating, in terms of value for money, of the course design, teaching materials and food and accommodation.

12. Purchasers were asked to rate the likelihood that they would use the same business school again and if they would use that business school to do the same programme again.

13. Amalgamates the percentage of clients headquartered outside the business school's base country and its region (e.g. North America, Europe, South America).

14. Custom programmes with participants from more than one country.

15. Custom programmes that have been taught in more than one country.

16. Custom programmes developed or taught in conjunction with other business schools.

17. The mix of faculty by nationality and gender.

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