The Economist has published full-time MBA rankings for 2009. IESE moved up to 1st position globally from 2nd in 2008, while IMD dropped a place to 2nd this year.

Some of the top performers in the global MBA rankings:
- UC Berkeley up 3 places from 6th in the 2008 league table.
- Harvard jumped up to top 5 internationally (from 12th last year).
- Wharton School up from 21st (2007) to 17th (2008) and in this year it further improved its position to 9th globally.
- Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School up from 22nd (2007) to 14th (2008) and now it is placed among the top 10 schools.
- York Univ- Schulich School of Business up three places to 12th.
- Melbourne Business School is the best in Australia, it moved up to 17th from 26th lats year.
- Yale up from 30th to 27th.
- Mannheim Business School made a big jump from 51st to 26th.
- ESADE Business School up four places to 29th.

Full Time MBA Ranking 2009 (the top 30 list):
1 IESE Business School - Univ of Navarra (Spain)
2 IMD - International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)
3 UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business (United States)
4 U of Chicago - Booth School of Business (United States)
5 Harvard Business School (United States)
6 Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business (United States)
7 Stanford Graduate School of Business (United States)
8 London Business School (Britain)
9 U of Pennsylvania - Wharton School (United States)
10 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium)
11 Cambridge Judge Business School (Britain)
12 York University - Schulich School of Business (Canada)
13 New York University - Leonard N Stern School of Business (United States)
14 HEC School of Management, Paris (France)
15 Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (United States)
16 IE Business School (Spain)
17 Melbourne Business School - University of Melbourne (Australia)
18 Cranfield School of Management (Britain)
19 Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Sloan School of Management (United States)
20 Columbia Business School (United States)
21 Henley Business School (Britain)
22 Warwick Business School (Britain)
23 INSEAD (France / Singapore)
24 U of Virginia - Darden Graduate School of Business Administration (United States)
25 U of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business (United States)
26 Mannheim Business School (Germany)
27 Yale School of Management (United States)
28 Duke University - Fuqua School of Business (United States)
29 ESADE Business School (Spain)
30 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management (Hong Kong)

Source: EIU 2009

* Next Post: FT EMBA Ranking 2009

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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