Top 10 MBA Programs for International Students 2021 |

Top 10 MBA Programs for International Students 2021

By Linda M

Updated September 23, 2020 Updated September 23, 2020

Which schools offer their MBA students an international learning environment?

Released today, 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.

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

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

International students rank


% of international students


Copenhagen Business School



ESCP Business School



TIAS School for Business and Society



Grenoble Ecole de Management (GSB)



IÉSEG School of Management



HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management



Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



ISC Paris Business School



ESSEC Business School



EDHEC Business School


=3) EDHEC Business School

Last on the list is EDHEC Business School, which received a perfect score for return on investment and has a 98 percent international cohort.

Over 32 nationalities are represented in this year’s MBA class. 94 percent of EDHEC MBA grads land a job within three months after graduation.

=3) ESSEC Business School

Ranked 27th in the world, ESSEC Business School is an innovation-driven institution that focuses on personalized learning.

16 different nationalities are represented in this year’s MBA cohort. The school received high scores for return on investment, diversity, and entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes.

2) ISC Paris Business School

Next on our list with international students making up 99 percent of the cohort is ISC Paris Business School. The school has campuses in Paris and China and offers students an international and intercultural learning experience.

98 percent of ISC MBA graduates land a job within three months of graduating.

=1) Reitsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Reitsumeikan Asia Pacific University is the first of a number of schools in the top 10 offering a fully international cohort. Situated in Japan, it boasts a culturally diverse learning environment and connections with some of the top companies and organizations in the country.

The two-year MBA offers students specializations in accounting and finance, marketing and management, innovation and operations management, and Japanese management.

=1) HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Next is HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, which scored high for return on investment.

The 18-month HHL MBA is taught entirely in English and aims to educate effective, responsible, and entrepreneurially minded leaders. There are 14 nationalities represented in this year’s cohort.

=1) IÉSEG School of Management

Halfway through the list is IÉSEG School of Management, which received very high scores for diversity and return on investment.

The school’s 100 percent international MBA is a 12-month intensive program, through which participants learn the fundamentals of business management and sharpen their capabilities in their chosen field.

=1) Grenoble Ecole de Management


Next is Grenoble Ecole de Management, whose triple-accredited MBA scored highly for diversity and return on investment.

The Grenoble MBA, based in France’s Silicon Valley, offers specialist tracks – such as finance and luxury brand management – and an international environment, ideal for succeeding in the ever-evolving business world.

=1) TIAS School for Business and Society

Another school with a fully international cohort is TIAS School for Business and Society. The TIAS MBA received high scores for diversity and return on investment.

The program is structured around three axes – Academic, Personal and Societal – and aims to provide students with the leadership skills needed to thrive in any business environment.

=1) ESCP Business School

Next is ESCP Business School. With six locations across Europe affiliated with the school, it’s no wonder international students flock to the business school.

The 10-month MBA in International Management focuses on giving students the skills necessary to succeed in the global job market.

ESCP offers different specializations – including finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship – for students to tailor the curriculum to their needs. The program received a perfect score for return on investment.

=1) Copenhagen Business School

First is the triple-accredited Copenhagen MBA, which attracts a 100 percent international cohort.

The 12-month program received high scores for thought leadership, return on investment and employability. Sustainability and responsible management are at the core of the CBS MBA, helping students develop a contemporary approach to business.

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.