Bloomberg Businessweek Announces 2021-22 Global Business Schools Rankings

Stanford Named #1 in the U.S., IMD Is #1 in Europe, Queen’s Smith Ranks #1 in Canada, and CEIBS is #1 in Asia-Pacific

New Diversity Index Created for U.S. Ranking, Measuring Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

NEW YORK (September 15, 2021)—Bloomberg Businessweek today released its annual ranking of the best business schools, based on data compiled from 19,955 surveys from students, alumni, and corporate recruiters, as well as compensation and job-placement data from each school. Stanford takes the number one spot among 84 full-time MBA programs in the U.S., followed by Dartmouth’s Tuck, Harvard, University of Chicago’s Booth, and Northwestern’s Kellogg rounding out the top five. For the first time, Bloomberg Businessweek’s MBA ranking included a Diversity Index that measures U.S. schools on race, ethnicity, and gender in their classes.

Below are Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2021-22 top 10 MBA programs in the U.S.:

Rank U.S. Business School
1 Stanford
2 Dartmouth (Tuck)
3 Harvard
4 Chicago (Booth)
5 Northwestern (Kellogg)
6 Columbia
7 UC at Berkeley (Haas)
8 MIT (Sloan)
9 Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Virginia (Darden)

In addition to the overall ranking, schools are separately ranked on component indexes, providing students more ways to evaluate what the programs have to offer them. In the U.S., schools are ranked on five component indexes: diversity (new), compensation, networking, learning, and entrepreneurship. Regional MBA programs are measured on four: compensation, networking, learning, and entrepreneurship.

The newly launched Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-School’s Diversity Index provides a window into the racial, ethnic, and gender makeup of U.S. MBA programs. The editors of Businessweek write, “The context within which we launch the Diversity Index is the historic national reckoning on race that was triggered by the killing of George Floyd. Our mission in rolling it out is to assess and rank B-Schools based on the degree to which they are addressing the institutional racism and discrimination that have excluded certain minority groups and women from U.S. MBA programs.”

Below are Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 10 U.S. MBA programs on the new Diversity Index:

Diversity Rank U.S. Business School
1 North Carolina State (Jenkins)
2 George Washington
3 Howard
4 UC at Irvine (Merage)
5 Florida International (Chapman)
6 Pittsburgh (Katz)
7 Hult
7 Miami
9 American (Kogod)

UC at Davis

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked 119 MBA programs around the world, including the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, and Europe.  CEIBS and IMD remain in the top spots in Asia-Pacific and Europe, respectively. Queen’s Smith moves up into the number one position in Canada.

Below are Bloomberg Businessweek’s top three full-time MBA programs outside the U.S.:

The complete 2021-22 rankings of all U.S., Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Europe MBA programs, including indexes and methodology, can be found here:

The methodology for the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools ranking is available at

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Raina Dembner,