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Tuesday, 28 de November, 2017

The Full Time MBA of EAE Business School ( has been named as one of the top 65 programs in Europe and the best 200 in the world in the QS Global MBA Ranking 2018. The MBA climbs 15 and 50 places, respectively, to consolidate its status as one of the best in the world.

Moreover, for the first time, QS has ranked EAE’s Master in Project Management and Master in Stock and Financial Markets among the top 100 programs in the world in the areas of Project Management and Stock Market and Financial Markets.


The QS Global MBA league table ranks EAE Business School’s MBA in the 151-200 range of the 232 schools evaluated, while, in the ranking of the top European business schools, EAE’s MBAs are placed in the 49-65 range of a total of 70 institutions evaluated for this edition.

Key features of EAE’s MBAs that the league table highlights include the gender balance of the students and lecturers, the programs’ international character, with students from various countries including Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Another important factor that QS has emphasized is the financial return on investment of the Master.

EAE’s MBA is one of the executive programs with the longest history in Spain, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As a result, the Full-Time MBA, International MBA, International MBA - Madrid Shanghai and International MBA - Barcelona New York rank among the most reputable MBAs at a global and European level in terms of the employability of their students. EAE’s MBA give students the option of doing a two-week residential placement at Pace University (New York) or Shanghai University, and its courses are taught by company executives and lecturers from EAE’s partner universities and business schools. These values enhance the School’s internationalization, a feature highlighted by the ranking.

The top positions in the QS Global Ranking are held by Harvard Business School, INSEAD (France), HEC Paris (France), Stanford Graduate School of Business (USA) and London Business School (United Kingdom). At a European level, the tops spots on the league table are held by INSEAD (France), HEC Paris (France), London Business School (United Kingdom), Said Business School-University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and IE Business School (Spain).

The ranking’s methodology is one of the most demanding in the sector as, to prepare the report, QS conducts two surveys. In the first, 12,125 recruiters, headhunters and employers of professionals (who have an MBA) from all over the world are surveyed, giving information about which are the best MBA programs in terms of employability. The second survey is completed by 76,798 academics, including 8,376 experts in the areas of business and management, providing data on which business schools conduct the best academic research. The QS ranking is one of the most prestigious league tables, alongside the rankings prepared by Forbes, Financial Times and The Economist.


For the first time in its history, QS has ranked two EAE programs among the top hundred in the world in their fields, namely in the areas of Project Management and Stock Market and Financial Markets. In the Management ranking, EAE’s Master in Project Management ranked in 87th place out of a total of 121 schools taking part in this edition, while the Master in Stock and Financial Markets ranked 100th out of 131 schools evaluated on this occasion.

Indicators on which the organizers ranked EAE’s programs highly included the Value for Money, which analyses the return on investment and the average break-even period after graduation. In addition, QS highlighted the proportion of students and teachers who are women, and the percentage of international lecturers and students.

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