North America - TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013/2014
Despite the ongoing economic troubles over the past few years, business schools in the USA and Canada remain highly relevant to global MBA employers and a must-have for domestic employers. As the historical home of business schools, and MBA education, North America has always been an attractive prospect for employers to recruit MBAs from, with The Wharton School established in 1881 as the first ever collegiate business school, and Harvard Business School in the USA, which introduced the first MBA over a century ago.
In fact, for more than half of that 100-year period, the MBA program was largely confined to the USA, allowing long-standing US-based business schools to develop a significant reputation among international employers. This is evident through the dominance of US business schools in the North America regional rating.