Although US schools like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and Booth have long dominated the top positions in business school rankings, programs outside the US are gaining prestige. But in an ever-changing globalized business landscape, international components to an MBA education are the new norm and are giving gusto to business schools previously off the radar. 

Forbes recently published its findings on the best 2-year international business schools in 2015.

Schools that offer one-year programmes, such as INSEAD or EMLYON, were not considered in the study. The magazine, a media arm of the German publishing house Axel Springer, surveyed 17,400 alumni from 95 different MBA programmes that completed their degrees in 2010. The schools were ranked based on a composite ‘five-year MBA gain’ rubric that measures graduate’s earnings in their first five years after business school against the costs of obtaining the degree (2 years of lost compensation, programme fees, etc.)

1. London Business School – London, UK

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2. IESE – Barcelona, Spain

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3. HEC Paris – Paris, France


4. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) – Shanghai, China


5. Hong Kong UST – Hong Kong


6. Manchester Business School – Manchester, England


7. NUS Business School – Singapore


8. IPADE Business School – Mexico City


9. Schulich School of Business, York University – Toronto, Canada

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10. ESADE Business School – Barcelona, Spain



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