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QS Global MBA Programmes 2022: An inside look

By Niamh Ollerton

Updated September 9, 2021 Updated September 9, 2021

Let's take a closer look at the best MBA programmes in 2022.

QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2022 have been released today.

The Global MBA Rankings 2022 highlight the best MBA programmes across the world. QS ranked 286 programmes this year from 45 study destinations, and many more were analysed. This makes the ranking the biggest ranking of accredited international MBA programmes in the world. Data was collected in early 2021, using three surveys; the QS Global Employer Survey, the QS Global Academic Survey and a survey completed by the business schools themselves.

Let's take a look at the top MBA programmes per region to gain a little more insight.


The global top three in this year's MBA ranking is as follows:

1) Stanford Graduate School of Management

2=) Harvard Business School

2=) The Wharton School

For yet another year, Stanford has landed the top spot for its MBA programme offering, ranking first in the world for the alumni outcomes indicator.

United States

The top three MBA programmes in the QS Global MBA Rankings: United States (as can be seen for the global top three) see Stanford land the top spot again, followed by Harvard and Wharton coming in at a close joint second place.


HEC Paris MBA has landed the top spot for the QS Global MBA Rankings: Europe for yet another year, with the MBA programme earning a perfect score for return on investment, making this the highest-ranked programme in the world for this particular indicator.

London Business School has moved up one place to second place, and this year we have INSEAD and IE Business School taking joint third position. 

LBS has been ranked first in the world for the employability indicator.

Although not in the top three, IESE Business School is ranked joint first with HEC Paris for the return on investment indicator.


The top three MBA programmes in QS Global MBA Rankings: Canada 2022 are:

  1. Rotman School of Management
  2. Smith MBA at Queen's University
  3. Ivey Business School

Business schools in Canada continue to be a popular destination for MBA students from across the globe who want to travel internationally for their studies, but are able to find cheaper tuition than some schools in the US and Europe.


INSEAD's MBA offering has landed the top spot in the QS Global MBA Rankings: Asia 2022 for yet another year.

Similarly ESSEC Business School and National University of Singapore (NUS) have both remained in second and third place in the Asia ranking respectively once more.

INSEAD's MBA programme is ranked sixth globally for employability.

Latin America

The top three MBA programmes in the QS Global MBA Rankings: Latin America are as follows:

  1. EGADE Business School
  2. INCAE Business School

  3. Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)

All three Latin American MBA programmes have remained in the same ranking position this year.

Middle East & Africa

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business offers the number one MBA programme in the Middle East & Africa yet again this year.

In second place we have the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and in third place is the MBA programme at The American University in Cairo.


The top three programmes in the QS Global MBA Rankings: Oceania 2022 are:

  1. Melbourne Business School
  2. Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business School
  3. Monash Business School, Monash University

All three MBA programmes have kept their ranking position in the region for another year.

Melbourne Business School has ranked 10th globally for the thought leadership indicator, and AGSM just misses out on a top 10 rank for diversity coming in at 13th globally.

This article was originally published in September 2021 .

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