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Bloomberg Business Week joins Forbes in placing IMD among the best

IMD’s MBA again in the top in another ranking

The 2015 Bloomberg Business Week rankings of the best business schools placed IMD among the very best, ranking the MBA #5 for international full-time programs.

IMD’s MBA moved up this year from holding the #9 spot in both 2012 & 2014.  

The ranking positively reinforces what an IMD MBA stands for in educational experience, return on investment and leadership preparation. More closely looking at the criteria behind the overall ranking, IMD was positioned #1 in the salary rank (10% of the ranking), showcasing return on investment. High scores on participant surveys (#3 on the student survey and #5 on the alumni version, accounting for 45% of the ranking), showed testament to the educational experience IMD is known for.  

In September 2015 Forbes ranked IMD’s MBA #2 among one-year programs outside the US. In both 2013 and 2011, the MBA was ranked number one.  

While rankings provide a good general benchmark, it is necessary for those considering a program to consider other important factors. 

More broadly, MBA rankings endeavor to create a useful benchmark but often wash out crucial differences among learning institutions and the specific participant profiles that they try to address. The IMD MBA program develops technical competence, self-awareness and moral judgment. This, rather than any ranking, informs our choices of program content, teaching method and target participants. 

Read what IMD MBA Program Director Ralf Boscheck advises on other relevant factors in evaluating MBA programs.

See the full Bloomberg Ranking.

See more from the 2015 Forbes Ranking.

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