After reclaiming the top spot in last year’s Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Ranking, the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is not ready to give it up just yet. The school remained unmatched in the FT‘s 2019 ranking, which was released over the weekend, while Harvard Business School climbed three spots from the previous year to settle at number two. International powerhouse INSEAD rounded out the top three, finishing one spot lower than in 2018. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which was ranked fourth this year, slipped one spot from its 2018 standing.
Among the most notable risers of the year was the China Europe International Business School, perhaps better known as CEIBS, which rose three places to fifth—the highest FT ranking for the school, or any Chinese school, to date. Oxford University’s Saïd Business School was ranked 13th this year, notably higher than last year’s 27th. IE Business School, located in Madrid, Spain, was 31st this year after not appearing in the top 100 in 2018. Other new names in the survey included the Fudan University School of Management at 34th, the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida at 39th, and the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University at 43rd.