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Out Now: QS Online MBA Rankings 2019

By Craig OCallaghan

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The best online MBA program in the world is offered by IE Business School, according to the QS Online MBA Rankings 2019.

Released today, this year’s ranking features programs from 40 of the world’s best business schools, with institutions based in the UK, US, Australia and Italy all joining Spain’s IE Business School in the top 10 which you can see below.

QS Online MBA Rankings 2019: Global Top 10









IE Business School






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This year’s ranking features an updated methodology, with schools assessed according to four key indicators, each consisting of different elements:

Student profile (35%)

  • Applicants/place ratio (10%)
  • Number of students enrolled (10%)
  • Average years of work experience (5%)
  • Female representation (5%)
  • Number of nationalities (5%)

Employability (30%)

  • Based on responses to the QS Employer Survey, conducted with global employers over the last five years

Faculty and teaching (30%)

  • Academic reputation (10%)
  • Full-time faculty FTE vs total number of students enrolled (10%)
  • Degree completion rate (10%)

Class experience (5%)

  • Assesses a range of factors including number of physical meetups, live group discussions, access to learning apps and 24/7 tech support

More information about this new methodology can be found here.

As with any ranking, the top 10 schools listed above don’t tell the whole story. That’s why this year we’ve also produced a series of alternative top 10s, ranking the cheapest and shortest online MBA programs, as well as those with the highest proportion of female students and the most experienced cohorts.

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