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Rank '07
Rank '06[1]
Rank '05[1]
3 yr. rank[1]
Business school name
Course design[3]
New skills[7]
Aims achieved[9]
% Women[12]
% Intl.[13]
Intl. location[15]
Fac. diversity[17]
1---Harvard Business SchoolU.S.A.296412131821943031219
2384Stanford Graduate School of BusinessU.S.A.1623251221822841261322
3122University of Virginia: DardenU.S.A.511114415324302916484046
4966University of Chicago: BoothU.S.A. / U.K.33391237642221195161633
510108IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland813812417211031153933131
6535Center for Creative LeadershipU.S.A. / Belgium / Singapore62451614641012352717102522
77129IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain181120131712111221041134456
8276Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain13191526231841717143676212
8314Northwestern University: KelloggU.S.A.745696275516301528461327
10111111Babson Executive EducationU.S.A.2210132151924189934161528728
11181916UCLA Anderson School of ManagementU.S.A.158916187179212550104629407
12647Duke University: FuquaU.S.A.45771010331266203645394036
1312911Columbia Business SchoolU.S.A.14712839308122424125093522
1471512InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore242016175312916311318219565
15211617Queen's University: SmithCanada232423192229320111534342132511
15241217Thunderbird School of Global ManagementU.S.A. / Russia10151920113426253837371111403
17192219Fundação Dom CabralBrazil1212213025138231332447406241
18---University of Pennsylvania: WhartonU.S.A.193410106113271426261729342533
18172119Western University: IveyCanada / China172317142128182415304342621815
20131215London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.20251815724221328212192144358
21151617Ipade Business SchoolMexico161624272915141919164332124044
22222523MIT: SloanU.S.A.2126141182045271635162518391612
23334032SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly28182221382392924738393942218
2325--University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerland9272628242514192627173037111013
25201821Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.373027292022221375273125363039
26263328University of Toronto: RotmanCanada11171118331639222043382843142416
27232224HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance2622282431816154832261433181917
2813515University of Michigan: RossU.S.A.381429221332282635282664773537
28262727Wisconsin School of BusinessU.S.A.252125253427202873435487474046
30312930Essec Business SchoolFrance / Singapore3533334136151032412339262481928
31302830Esade Business SchoolSpain3637383935301138251733201417828
31263029Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium2729323837352531292929468271222
33261926IAE Business SchoolArgentina3139393743381940271825211219414
34384338ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / U.K. / Germany / Spain / Italy4132363641214330461133222222932
35313233AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia34413523264131333039374042413522
3542--EMLyon Business SchoolFrance30283034442623394933302420242135
37353837Henley Business SchoolU.K.44354132193636343440363731452540
38353536York University: SchulichCanada39313131324349422346423727151110
39383838Gordon Institute of Business Science at UPSouth Africa32453743393941411820354523253520
40424241Aalto UniversityFinland / S. Korea / Singapore29384044483334353638494838213050
41-35-Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia40403433273746374050484034324038
42343035Hult Ashridge Executive EducationU.K.4343424028473745323131174438404
42404342Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia33364342454035363342382236194049
44453441Melbourne Business School, Mt ElizaAustralia46424535304542443941303135482520
45414142Nyenrode Business UniversiteitNetherlands4244444549423843444720501484044
46---Católica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsPortugal45464747464640484236313449353042
46---USB Executive DevelopmentSouth Africa47474648474448464544283313234043
48---Wits Business SchoolSouth Africa48494846424850494748314010303018
49---Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementBelgium49484949404947475045371048362148
50---Lagos Business SchoolNigeria5050505050504450434922433433031
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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 300 points separate the top school from the school ranked number 50. The top nine schools, from Harvard Business School to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, form the elite group of outstanding providers of open enrolment programmes. The second group runs from Babson Executive Education to the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which are jointly ranked 28. Sixty points separate these top and bottom schools. The third group is headed by Essec Management Education, which scored over 170 points more than the school ranked 50.

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

2. The provision of advanced information on programme content and the participant selection process.

3. The flexibility of the course and appropriateness of class size, structure and design.

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 extent to which other participants were of the appropriate managerial/academic level, the international mix of the class and the interaction between course participants.

7. 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.

8. The level of follow-up offered after participants returned to their workplace and networking opportunities with other participants.

9. The degree to which participant and company expectations were met.

10. The quality of food and accommodation.

11. The quality of teaching accommodation and IT and library facilities.

12. The percentage of female participants.

13. Amalgamates the percentage of participants from outside the business school's base country and its region (e.g. North America, Europe, Asia etc.).

14. Amalgamates growth in income and percentage of repeat business.

15. Programmes run outside the business school's base country and its region.

16. The quantity and quality of programmes taught in conjunction with other business schools.

17. The mix of faculty by nationality and gender.

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