- The 2021 global ranking of business and management schools by QS World University Rankings has been released.
- North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Africa and the Middle East are covered in the annual rankings.
- Institutions are assessed on academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and the impact of a scholar’s published work.
- Investment in education, skills and learning will be key to the world’s recovery from COVID-19, according to the Forum’s Future of Jobs report.
The world’s best business schools are in the United States and Europe, according to the latest performance analysis.
More than 550 providers of business and management education feature in the 2021 Rankings by Subject. Here are some headlines.
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Harvard University in Massachusetts, US, is the highest-ranked business school in the world for the sixth year running.
It is a top scorer for employer reputation, with its business school graduates estimated to earn an average base salary of $150,000.
The US has 105 universities featured in the subject rankings for business.
Europe has the most business schools in the rankings – 216 – including six in the top 10.
INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, is the top business school in continental Europe for the third year in a row. It is in second place globally and is one of 13 French institutions in the 2021 list.
Italy’s Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is the world’s seventh-best institution for business.
The rankings also include five Danish universities and 11 universities in the Netherlands.
In Asia, 110 business schools are represented in the rankings, including 11 in the top 50 globally.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Asia’s highest-ranked school, at 12th place in the world table.
Australia and New Zealand
The University of Melbourne is Australia’s top business school, ranked 26th globally.
Africa and the Middle East
The American University in Cairo is the continent’s highest-ranked university.
Four components are used to rank universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. These are academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and “H-index”, which is a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar.
Not everyone will get the chance to study at the top institutions in the list, of course. But wherever they take place, education and learning will continue to be key drivers of economic success as new technologies and changing markets usher in the future of work.
The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report predicts that, in the fightback from the pandemic, the most competitive businesses will be those who successfully reskill and upskill current employees.