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Top 10 MBA Programs for a Career in Information Management 2021

By Linda Mohamed

Updated November 4, 2020 Updated November 4, 2020

Released today, the QS MBA by Specialization Rankings 2021 provide an overview of the top programs offered by business schools all over the world for seven areas of specialism.

Schools are ranked based on employer reputation and research strength for each of the seven areas, as well as the number of career placements graduates from the school’s MBA programs have achieved in the specific field.

For the second year in a row, MIT Sloan School of Management has been ranked as the best business school for specializing in information management. The full top 10 can be found below.

QS MBA by Specialization Rankings 2021: Information Management










MIT Sloan School of Management


Cambridge (MA)




Michigan Ross School of Business


Ann Arbor (MI)




The Kellogg School of Management


Evanston (IL)




Harvard Business School



Boston (MA)




Hass School of Business


Berkeley (CA)




The Wharton School


Philadelphia (PA)




Stanford Graduate School of Business


Stanford (CA)




NYU Stern School of Business



New York (NY)




Judge Business School


Cambridge (UK)




London Business School


London (UK)


10) London Business School

In tenth place is the MBA program at London Business School. The school received a perfect score in employer reputation and a high score in career placements.

With tailored core courses and over 80 elective classes to choose from, the LBS MBA program is perfect for those looking for a flexible learning approach. Tuition fees amount to US$114,685.

9) Judge Business School

Placing in ninth position is the full-time MBA from Judge Business School, which scored high for employer reputation and career placements.

The 12-month program is divided into four terms and consists of 16 compulsory modules and a personal selection from 48 electives. Electives are grouped into concentrations, allowing candidates to make the most out of their specialization and improve employment prospects. Tuition fees amount to approx. US$76,885.

8) NYU Stern School of Business

Placing in eighth position and with high scores across all strength indicators is the MBA program at NYU Stern School of Business.

Notorious for its specialized and varied MBA programs, NYU Stern is a great fit for students looking to tailor their curriculum as much as possible to meet specific academic goals. Tuition fees (per year) amount to US$117,638.

7) Stanford Graduate School of Business

Seventh on the list is the two-year MBA program at Stanford Graduate School of Business. The school received a perfect score of 100 in the employer reputation category and a near-perfect score for career placements.

Based in the beautiful town of Stanford, California, and close to the global tech hub Silicon Valley, the school is ideal for those hoping to get into the tech field. Yearly tuition fees total US$118,644 for single students and US$142,080 for married students.

6) The Wharton School

Placing sixth is the 20-month MBA program at The Wharton School in Philadelphia. The school achieved a perfect score for employer reputation and high scores in the remaining categories.

The program places a high focus on leadership, productivity, growth and social progress, giving students the ability to manage data rigorously. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the MBA program at Wharton is a two-year (20 month) program with tuition fees of US$157,896. Wharton graduates notoriously receive high salary boosts.

4=) Haas School of Business

In joint fourth place is Haas School of Business, located in Berkley, California. Its two-year program received excellent scores in career placements and employer reputation.

Similarly to Stanford, the MBA from Haas focuses on experiential and tech-oriented teaching, helping its students stay at the forefront of the latest business innovations. Full costs for the program amount to US$161,774 for California residents and US$166,186 for non-residents.

4=) Harvard Business School

The other program in joint fourth place is the full-time MBA at Harvard Business School, which achieved a perfect score for employer reputation.

Located in Cambridge (MA), the two-year program gives students international outlook and the ability to solve complex real-world business issues. Total annual tuition costs amount to US$11,818.

3) The Kellogg School of Management

Placing third is The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. With high scores for employer reputation and career placements, the program is a guaranteed ticket to success.

Located in Evanston, Illinois, the program cost is estimated at US$103,350. With both one-year and two-year study plans, the school offers the flexibility that many b-school candidates look for when choosing an MBA.

2) Michigan Ross School of Business

In second place is the MBA program at Michigan Ross School of Business, which received a high score for career placements.

The full-time MBA gives students the opportunity to learn business through hands-on experience with real companies, helping them become great leaders able to adapt to a wide range of high-pressure situations. The program is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and takes two years to complete. Total tuition costs amount to US$142,096.

1) MIT Sloan School of Management

Taking the top spot is the MBA program at MIT Sloan School of Management. The school received high scores across all indicators and a near-perfect score for employer reputation.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the 24-month program has tuition fees of US$192,115. Sloan’s Career Development Office has extensive resources to help students with their job search.

This article was originally published in November 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. 

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