According to the Financial Times ranking of the best 100 full-time MBA programmes in the world, now in its sixteenth year, Barcelona’s IESE and ESADE business schools are in 7th and 8th place respectively in the European ranking, remaining above recognised schools like Saïd Business School, or Britain’s University of Oxford or Warwick Business School. This consolidates Barcelona’s position as the only city with two education centres in the top ten best MBA Business Schools in Europe in 2016 for four consecutive years. Also, these two institutions are among the top 25 schools in the world with IESE in 16th and ESADE in 23rd position.
Regarding the results of the previous year, IESE is down to 7th position in the European ranking, after holding 3rd spot for three consecutive years, and dropping eight places in the world ranking; ESADE fell a position in the European ranking and four spots in the world ranking, standing in 23rd position.
According to the “Which MBA? full-time MBA” annual ranking published by The Economist Intelligence for the last thirteen years, IESE is in 3rd spot in the European ranking and 14th position in the world; ESADE occupies the 6th place at the European level and 21st worldwide, improving three positions compared to the previous year.
These indicator show that year after year Barcelona is consolidating its position as a city of excellence and a magnet for business education at the international level.