The ranking of rankings: LBS tops the FT's super-ranking
MBA Rankings Barbara Bierach December 7th, 2016 / 12-14-2016
“LBS has a great student body, very diverse in terms of nationality, competitive and intelligent. It also gave me the opportunity to study in the US on exchange without having to do a purely US-focused American MBA,” quotes the Financal Times an alumnus of London Business School from 2012 to help explain why the school has topped its overall European ranking for the third year running.
The “FT European Business School Ranking 2016” of 90 European business schools, measures the quality and breadth of schools’ postgraduate programmes. It is based on their performance in five main rankings published by the Financial Times each year: MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Masters in Management (MiM) and the two rankings for executive education. Only schools that take part in all five are eligible for a full score.
Insead in France leads the field for full-time and EMBA programmes, while St. Gallen in Switzerland is top for MiM. Iese of Spain and IMD of Switzerland were ranked number one for customised and open-enrolment executive education programmes respectively. London Business School (LBS) performed strongly across all five rankings. All of its programmes are in the European top ten, including its full-time MBAs, ranked second, and its joint EMBA programme (taught with Columbia Business School in the US) and customised executive education courses, both in fourth place. “One of the main strengths of the LBS programmes is the wide range of students from different countries. More than 90 per cent in its 2015 MBA cohort were from overseas, coming from about 60 different countries,” according to the Financial Times.