The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a masters degree in business administration and management. The core courses of an MBA program covers numerous business areas which includes accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations in management analysis and strategy (Wikipedia).
A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most prestigious degrees in the world of business and management. These are the top ranking MBA schools in the world, which were collated from various ranking systems like topuniversities.com, Forbes, etc.
Here are ten of the best MBA business and management schools in the world:
- The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business (United States of America)
This business school was founded in 1898, originally named the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business of until 2008 when it was renamed, the Booth School of Business is the number one MBA school in the world. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second oldest business school in the United States of America. With an endowment of 1.034 billion dollars, the school has the third largest endowment of any business school. The Booth School of Business is also the first to offer an MBA program and initiate a PhD program in business. The school is the number one MBA school in the world.
- The University of Virginia – Darden School of Business (United States of America)
This school was established in 1955, the Darden School of Business is the graduate business of school associated with the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The school offers MBA, PhD and Executive programs and is know for its commitment to case study and its high workload in the early stages of full-time MBA. It is currently ranked the second best MBA school in the world.
- Dartmouth College – Tuck School of Business (United States of America)
This institution was founded in the year 1900, the Tuck School of Business which is the graduate business school of Dartmouth college is the oldest business school in the world. It is one of the six Ivy League Business Schools and was the first business school to offer master’s degree in Business Administration. The school has an endowment of 282 million dollars.
- Harvard Business School (United States of America)
The graduate business school of one of the most famous schools on earth. The Harvard Business School was established in 1908 and is one of the Ivy League Business Schools. With an endowment of 3 billion dollars it has the largest endowment of any business school in the world. Harvard Business School offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, HBX and executive education programs.
- HEC School of Management, Paris (France)
The HEC school of management was established in 1881, the HEC School of Management located in Paris is the most prestigious business school in France and Europe as a whole. Between 2006 and 2013, it was ranked the best business school in Europe, a total of seven times, coming close second in 2014. The school offers MBA, EMBA programs as well as MSc programs, PhD programs and many executive education programs.
- University of California at Berkeley – Haas School of Business (United States of America)
The UCLA school of business was established 1898, the Haas School of Business is the business school of University of California located in the Southern corner of the Berkeley campus. The school has an endowment, while not close to those at the upper echelon it is still sizable. The school offer concentrations such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance management etc.
- Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management (United States)
The Kellogg School of Management established in 1908, is the business school of the Northwestern University. The school offers full-time, part-time and executive programs. Also, it partners with different schools around in the world especially in Europe and Asia. The school offers so many programs from MBA, PhD to other executive programs. The school’s endowment is one of the largest around; over 700 million dollars.
- INSEAD (France)
The INSEAD graduate business school was established 1957 and has campuses in Europe, Asia and Middle East. With over 250 faculties, the school offer several academic programs, among them: MBA programs, EMBA, master in finance administration, PhD in management program as well as other executive programs. The endowment of the school is around 185 million euros.
- UCLA Anderson School of Management (United States of America)
This school of management is housed by the University of California, the UCLA Anderson is graduate business school established in 1935. The school is constantly ranked as one of the best in the land and has been a haven of some sorts for those seeking their MBA. The school offers part-time, full time and executive MBA, financial engineering and PhD degrees. The school’s endowment is around 110 million dollars.
- University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School (United States of America)
Wharton Business School in the graduate business school of the University of Pennsylvania which is a privately-owned Ivy League university. The Wharton Business was established in the year 1881, which makes it one of the old business schools in the United States of America. The school offers a wide range of program. With an alumni list that boasts of the likes of Bill Gates, Donald Trump and an endowment of 1.4 billion dollars, it tells more about the school.