This is the world´s best MBA-schools

Financial Times ranks INSEAD´s MBA-programme number one for the second time in a row.

According to Financial Times´s annual business school ranking, the french business school INSEAD offers the best MBA-programme in the world for the second time around, thereby becoming the first school with a one-year MBA-programme to place number one in the history of FT-rankings.

– This recognition is a testimony to the efforts and accomplishments of our entire INSEAD community: our successful alumni, our world-class faculty and exceptional staff who deliver a transformational MBA experience for all students, says the dean of INSEAD IIlian Mihov.

Steffen Syvertsen, the executive Vice President in one of Norway´s largest energy-companies  Agder Energi, has just completed the INSEAD Global Executive MBA (EMBA). INSEAD´s EMBA-programme is currently ranked number second by FT and number one by Ivy Exec, an international curated community for executives and professionals.

Syvertsen is not surprised over the high ranking:

– The academic quality is among the best in the world and the professors are world class  performers and connects theories with business life. But it was not the the theories nor the academic quality that changed me and my leadership perspectives. It was the experience together with people from all over the world to learn how diversity and teamwork lifts the quality of decisions. To be a part of a class with more than 40 nationalities sharing their diverse experiences with the drive to learn how business can be a force for good was amazing, he says.

During his studies, Syvertsen visited some of the world biggest companies in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Beijing and met top executives from some of the worlds biggest companies like Pepsi, LVMH and Williams Formula 1 team.

– To meet some of the worlds most famous business leaders and see how they have driven change and want to use the business as a force for good has given me learning that I can use in my own leadership.

Top 5 MBA-schools according to Finacial Times:

  2. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  3. University of Pennsylvania: Warthon
  4. Harvard Business School
  5. University of Cambridge: Judge

Norway has only one school, BI Norwegian Business school, to make it on the list over the world´s best EMBA-programmes this year. BI is currently listed as number 93, thereby climbing five spots up from last year´s FT-ranking.

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