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Top 10 MBA Programs for Diversity 2021

By Linda M

Updated September 24, 2020 Updated September 24, 2020

Which schools offer the most diverse MBA programs, student cohorts and faculties in 2021?

Released this week, the QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 assess the MBA offerings of over 250 business schools worldwide. The rankings are also split up into regions: Europe, Asia, Oceania, Latin America, US and Canada.

One of the indicators included in the ranking is the diversity indicator, revealing the top business schools for class and faculty diversity.

You can find out more about the methodology used to produce the rankings here.

QS Global MBA Rankings 2021: Top Full-Time MBAs for Diversity

Diversity Rank


Diversity Score


EU Business School



UTS Business School



IÉSEG School of Management



RMIT University School of Business and Law



American University in Dubai



ESCP Business School



Warwick Business School



University of Edinburgh Business School



Sheffield University Management School



University of Bath School of Management



10) University of Bath School of Management

First on the list is the University of Bath School of Management, which received a score of 88 for diversity. In the 2020 cohort of 43 students, 58 percent are women and 94 percent are international. Bath’s 21-month MBA is highly customizable, with Global Residency overseas study tours, an optional internship and a wide range of projects for candidates to work on. Tuition for the program is US$47,786.

9) Sheffield University Management School

In ninth place for diversity is Sheffield University Management School’s one-year MBA. The program boasts 89 percent international students, and 52 percent female students in its 2020 cohort. Sheffield’s MBA focuses on consultancy, entrepreneurship and leadership.

8) University of Edinburgh Business School

Next is the University of Edinburgh Business School, whose full-time MBA received a diversity score of 89.1.15 nationalities are represented on the MBA program, with 96 percent of students being international. The 12-month program is designed to help students progress into genuine leadership roles through core courses and projects that tackle real-life business issues.

7) Warwick Business School

Ranked 34th globally, Warwick Business School (WBS) earned an impressive score of 90.7 for diversity. WBS’ 12-month MBA is an accelerated an intense program that includes international travel, unlimited coaching, in-depth work with leading companies and a wide network of industry professionals.

6) ESCP Business School

Next is ESCP Business School, one of the universities that received a perfect score for return on investment. The 10-month MBA program has a completely international cohort at 100 percent, with 28 nationalities represented and 44 percent of students in the 2020 cohort being female. Each semester takes MBA students to a different ESCP city campus, including Paris and London.

5) American University in Dubai

Halfway through the list is the American University in Dubai (AUD) School of Business, which boasts a 80 percent international students in this year’s cohort. AUD’s MBA is a two-year program consisting of nine core courses and three advanced concentrations. Students can benefit from the school’s location in the heart of Dubai’s financial and commercial district.

4) RMIT University School of Business and Law

Next is RMIT University, whose unique MBA program incorporates design thinking and innovation to deliver business solutions. The Australian business school boasts high numbers of female (47 percent) and international (80 percent) students, earning a 94.8 score for diversity.

3) IÉSEG School of Management

Kicking off our top three is IÉSEG School of Management, which received high scores for both diversity and return on investment. IÉSEG’s 12-month MBA focuses on helping students learn the fundamentals of business management, as well as sharpen their capabilities in their preferred industry. The 2020 cohort is 100 percent international, with female students making up 49 percent of the class, and 87 percent of the faculty is international too.

2)  UTS Business School

Just missing out on the top spot is UTS Business School, a new entry from Oceania. UTS’ two-year MBA is a 16-month program featuring six core subjects and ten electives that allow students to tailor their curriculum. The highly international program received a diversity score of 96.5.

1) EU Business School

EU Business School takes the crown as the most diverse school in the world, with 95 percent international students and 56 percent female participants in its 2020 cohort. The full-time MBA program at EU Business School focuses on giving students a global experience through international exchange and inter-campus programs. Students earn state-accredited UK degrees from the University of Derby (UoD) and the University of Roehampton in London, or a state-recognized degree from the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) in Spain.

This article was originally published in September 2020 .

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience.