Bloomberg Businessweek names London Business School #1 International Business School in 2016 ranking

NEW YORK (December 5, 2016)—Bloomberg Businessweek today released its 2016 ranking of the best international business schools based on data compiled from more than 1,000 recruiters, 15,000 alumni, and 9,000 recent graduates. Out of 31 International MBA programs, London Business School ranks first, INSEAD is number two and Oxford (Saïd) is number three. The 2015 #1-ranked program, Western (Ivey), fell to tenth place this year.

This year, the United Kingdom—well known for having one of the world’s most desirable MBA markets—dominated the ranking: in addition to London Business School grabbing the No. 1 spot, Cambridge and Oxford both ranked in the top five. This comes as British B-schools prepare to navigate the fallout from Brexit.

The complete 2016 ranking of 31 full-time international MBA programs are available here:


Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked full-time MBA programs since 1988. Over time, the methodology has shifted to focus on how well the programs prepare their graduates for job success. The Employer Survey, which measures recruiter opinions on how well MBA programs equip their graduates with relevant skills, and our Student Survey, which records feedback from students on how thoroughly they’ve been prepared for the workforce, have always been cornerstones of Bloomberg Businessweek’s rankings.

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