Every year since the launch of QS’ TopMBA.com Applicant Survey, the US has been named as the most popular MBA study destination in the world. While the US MBA dominance has gradually decreased over the years, the country where the MBA was first developed remains clearly in the lead.
In fact, in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report for North America, 14 of the top 20 business schools are located in the USA. Although the North American rating is only inclusive of business schools located in the USA and Canada, this shows a clear dominance.
Either way, for decades, the concept of taking an MBA remained a North American phenomenon. It wasn’t until much later, in the 1950s and 1960s, that INSEAD in France and then other institutions such as London Business School and Manchester Business School filled the gap in Europe.