Can you remember the last time you were asked to choose between two, very important but almost the same, alternatives? It wasn’t easy, was it? It took you a long time to decide, fearful that whichever way you go, you may never get the most out of the choice you made.
That is life. It is a constant process of making choices. We all have bungled in one way or the other. Some seriously, while we can shrug off the others. We are constantly a work-in-process, made up of the little snapshots of our lives, put together.
Going to business school is another snapshot. How it turns out depends on a lot of things. Other than the academic requirements, which you need to polish as you put a shine to your car, you are to make choices, i.e., specialization, budget, b school to go to etc.
To improve the odds in your favor, below is a list of the world’s top 100 business schools to choose from.
I know it is going to put in load in your thought-making process. But it is a necessary evil. Your MBA aspirations cannot be jeopardized from choices haphazardly made.
Arranged regionally, this list should open your horizon wider, your perspective a little better.
Asia/Pacific Region (siliconindia.com):
1. Hong Kong UST Business School, Hong Kong;
2. CEIBS (China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China
3. The Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur,Admedabad,India;
4. National University of Singapore, Singapore;
5. Melbourne Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
1. INSEAD (Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires), campuses in France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and a research facility in Israel
2. London Business School, London, U.K
3. Oxford University (Said Business School), Oxford, U.K
4. IESE Business School, University of Navarra,Spain
5. SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy
6. ESADE Business School, Madrid, Spain
7. HEC, Paris MBA (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris), Paris, France
8. IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Lausanne, Switzerland
9. IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
10. Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge,England
11. Cranfield School of Management, Bedford, England
12. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
13. Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry England
14. Imperial College Business School, Imperial College, London, England
15. ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France
16. Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Manchester, England
17. Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark
18. EDHEC Business School, Lille, France
19. Cass Business School, London, England
20. EMLYON Business School, Lyon, France
21. MIP Politecnic di Milano, Milan, Italy
22. CEU (Central European University) Business School, Budapest
23. Warsaw University of Technology, Business School, Warsaw, Poland
24. AUEB (Athens University of Economics and Business), Athens, Greece
25. Ashridge Business School, Hertfordshire, U.K.
26. University of St. Gallen, the St. Gallen MBA, St. Gallen, Switzerland
28. EBS (EuropeanBusinessSchool)BusinessSchool,Wiesbaden,Germany
29. Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School,Belgium
30. WHU –OttoBeisheimSchoolof Management,Vallendar,Germany
31. ESMT (European School of Management and Technology), Berlin, Germany
32. ALBA Graduate School, Athens, Greece
33. Henley Business School, Reading, U.K.
34. Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, U.K.
35. Mannheim Business School, Mannheim, Germany
36. AUDENCIA Nantes School of Management, Barcelona, Spain
37. Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Grenoble, France
38. Bradford University School of Management, Bradford, WestYorkshire, U.K.
39. Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO), Moscow, Russia
40. School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, U.K.
41. University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, U.K.
42. Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, France
43. Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
44. Lancaster University Management School, Lancashire, U.K.
45. MIB School of Management, Trieste,Italy
46. Oxford Brookes Universit yBusiness School, Wheatley, U.K.
47. BSL (BusinessSchool,Lausanne),Lausanne,Switzerland.
1. Harvard University, Boston, MA
2. Stanford University ,Stanford, CA
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Philadelphia, PA
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) Cambridge, MA
5. Northwestern University (Kellogg), Evanston, ILL
6. University of Chicago (Booth), Chicago, ILL
7. University of California– Berkeley (Hass),Berkeley, CA
8. Columbia University, New York, NY
9. Dartmouth College (Tuck), Hanover, NH
10. Yale University, New Haven, CT
11. New York University (Stern), New York, NY
12. Duke University (Fuqua), Durham, NC
13. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross), Ann Arbor, MI
14. University of Virginia (Darden), Charlottesville, VA
15. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson), Los Angeles, CA
16. Cornell University (Johnson), Ithaca, NY
17. University of Texas– Austin (McCombs), Austin, TX
18. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), Pittsburgh, PA
19. Emory University (Goizueta), Atlanta, GA
20. University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler), Chapel Hill, NC
21. University of Southern California (Marshall), Los Angeles, CA
22. Washington University, St. Louis (Olin), St. Louis, MO
23. IndianaUniversity–Bloomington (Kelley), Bloomington, IN
24. Georgetown University (McDonough), Washington, DC
25. Ohio State University (Fisher), Columbus, OH
26. Rice University (Jones), Houston, TX
27. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza), Notre Dame, IN
28. University ofWisconsin– Madison,Madison,WI
31. University of Minnesota– Twin Cities (Carlson), Minnesota, MN
32. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
33. Texas A&M University College Station (Mays), College Station, TX
34. Brigham Young University (Marriott), Provo, UT
35. University of Washington (Foster), Seattle, WA
36. University of California– Davis, Davis, CA
37. Boston College (Carroll), Chestnut Hills, MA
38. Boston University, Boston, MA
39. University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign, Champaign, ILL
40. University of Rochester (Simon), Rochester, NY
41. University of Texas– Dallas, Richardson, TX
42. Purdue University–West Lafayette, (Krannert),West Lafayette, IN
43. Tulane University (Freeman), New Orleans, LA
44. Michigan State University (Broad), East Lansing, MI
45. Pennsylvania State University–University Park (Smeal), University Park, PA
46. University of Florida (Hough), Gamesville, FL
47. University of Maryland–College Park (Smith), College Park, MD
48. Wake Forest University (Babcock), Winston-Salem, NC
Do you know that it took the pilgrims three months to reach the new world? Now you can explore it in less than a day. There is now no reason for you to flub your choice of b schools to go to. Each of them has a website for you to match your needs and what they offer.
Going to b school? You have a world of them to choose from