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Rank '08
Rank '07[1]
Rank '06[1]
3 yr. rank[1]
Business school name
Prog. 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. / India11111111810151671314
2222IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland12104731531951777323132
2-18-Northwestern University: KelloggU.S.A.2236224481195322341432
4333Harvard Business SchoolU.S.A.45531126281910106595540
51198HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance3721048547382423814404410
6586Babson Executive EducationU.S.A.3032225471037434351445043
7656University of Chicago: BoothU.S.A. / U.K. / Singapore6268149341615378938314547
8171513University of Pennsylvania: WhartonU.S.A.71115171250191211515172429645
94139Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain194125394529392313312135914
9878Thunderbird School of Global ManagementU.S.A. / Russia106125303618523328274543553
11102014Hult Ashridge Executive EducationU.K.321739112248251729393982266
11162718IAE Business SchoolArgentina24189323814142561152121131020
11131714Ipade Business SchoolMexico51369101377143565064593760
11173521Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia29224533211189231444630112532
15293727Wisconsin School of BusinessU.S.A.14821227330242256465595563
169610MIT: SloanU.S.A.815141517393624462911212423744
16253826SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly132531191471156181993747551616
16232521University of Michigan: RossU.S.A.9913861712313616243245525153
1971514Columbia Business SchoolU.S.A.11424413376145340362118593424
20171417InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore51331825194120212637264414155
21271120Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.1534172116202230483533201019223
22131818Emory University: GoizuetaU.S.A.31167168913162410425835593061
23123122University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerU.S.A.27191927372421126405934515542
2415916Center for Creative LeadershipU.S.A. / Belgium / Singapore4636113527192636202312179262834
25333832Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20371630431023292542411628101136
25312025Kelley Executive Partners at Indiana UniversityU.S.A.16233312252137322721145441213758
27202725Boston University: QuestromU.S.A.23121023156115221618612820504234
27221120London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.282936183438294449463013861813
29273029Fundação Dom CabralBrazil17452824331647101212135750485553
30355741Pennsylvania State University: SmealU.S.A.33212620232741114113223526415162
30233228Western University: IveyCanada / China25443428314227263725201111463215
3229--University of Texas at Austin: McCombsU.S.A.214020131863855324850225771745
3326421Stanford Graduate School of BusinessU.S.A.423832363546405920462339351929
35432735Essec Business SchoolFrance / Singapore3642384229517585826553819598
36495647Tias Business School, Tilburg UniversityNetherlands352737484931434528336602541940
37324438ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / U.K. / Germany / Spain / Italy5048463132519614350282811547
37203330UCLA Anderson School of ManagementU.S.A.22323040244044402130314041384726
37372332University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolU.K.38144234285531335138292636311221
40403338University of Toronto: RotmanCanada34204145364946413136371761252829
41524446IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain3953445356124220394545112922249
42434042EMLyon Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance44352729262333625752324731282638
42404141Henley Business SchoolU.K.43305546204332375044352715173748
44334942Lancaster University Management SchoolU.K.45315344423254384427182548203448
45394342Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium4128475148652834404753132303026
46435147University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerland404335495330483935643834178826
4752--Católica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsPortugal37395038512835271555474253595557
48624752Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance4846494344445653034235533184825
49566055Universidad Adolfo IbanezChile47492350462524645243511456475148
50383541University of Virginia: DardenU.S.A.4958483750593462222656216313459
51352236University of Maryland: SmithU.S.A.26614047474455423432484027595521
51495150Gordon Institute of Business Science at UPSouth Africa53505256552249284551173646384329
53472441Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands57554352401856545654541513161918
54615858Melbourne Business School, Mt ElizaAustralia55515741413551505958444440491916
5546--Aalto UniversityFinland / S. Korea / Singapore52476157545250434741436323125565
56524651HKUST Business SchoolChina6552516058336046425363244944481
57605959AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia5859545852625349545662283727512
5851--York University: SchulichCanada56645659575457516057604763572710
59---Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpain54575854625658636360496143583752
60---USB Executive DevelopmentSouth Africa63566365645364536449164762565551
61---Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance59635963616365355563575052243237
62595358Wits Business SchoolSouth Africa62606264595863576261535255535119
63555056Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia60546455635761596565583344535553
64584857Warwick Business SchoolU.K.64626562606059486159645658435539
6565--BI Norwegian Business SchoolNorway61656061656462601962596559374663
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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 340 points separate the top school, Duke Corporate Education, from the school ranked number 65. The top eight business schools, from Duke CE to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, form the top group of custom providers. The second group is jointly headed by Iese Business School and Thunderbird School of Global Management and the third by the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The top and bottom schools in the second group are separated by 59 points; in the third group there is a 144 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 programme 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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