The Financial Times published its annual ranking of Online MBAs earlier this month, featuring familiar names as well as surprise newcomers.
As in previous years, European schools dominated the Top 10 list and took all three top spots. Madrid’s IE Business School clinched the top spot for the first time since 2017, pushing last year’s #1-ranked Warwick University to second place. Last year’s #2 school, London’s Imperial College Business School, moved to third on the rankings.
However, two U.S. newcomers to the list, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, soared to the #4 and #5 positions, respectively.
The Financial Times rankings place a strong emphasis on salary increase after graduation as well as the average salary earned three years post-MBA, and both Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management performed strongly in these areas.
Also new to this year’s Top 10 is the University of Liverpool, whose online MBA graduates reported a 32% increase in salary.
The dynamic shifts in the annual ranking reflect the changing landscape of Online MBA programs, in the wake of the pandemic-related boom in online and remote programs.
For the complete 2023 list, visit our Rankings page.
Details on the methodology behind the list can be found on the Financial Times’ website.