The HEC Paris MBA ranks No. 1 in Europe in The Economist

The HEC Paris MBA is proud to announce that it is #1 in Europe, and #3 in the world, out of the 160 schools worldwide surveyed for The Economist’s 2019 Which MBA? ranking.

“We are incredibly honored by this accolade,” says Associate Dean Andrea Masini. “We have maintained our lead in the categories where traditionally we have been strong: the quality and diversity of our students, the reach of our alumni network and the increase in salary enjoyed by our graduates. We have also excelled in categories that reflect the recent changes made to our Career Center and with the overall academic experience.”

What sets The Economist apart from other b-school rankings is that it focuses on the feedback of current students and recent graduates. “This year the Classes of 2018 and 2019 contributed to the ranking,” explains Dean Masini. “Their responses highlight the positive impact the MBA program has on students’ knowledge base, leadership skills and career progression.”

Within The Economist’s 2019 ranking, only two schools placed higher than the HEC Paris MBA: the University of Chicago—Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School.

The Economist’s results also noted that American MBA programs across the board have received 7% fewer applicants this year than last. By contrast, the HEC Paris MBA has seen the quantity and quality of its candidate pool skyrocket during the past few years. With an average class size of 280 students, representing 60 nationalities, we remain one of the most selective and diverse MBA programs in the world.

For other recent b-school rankings, visit Forbes, who named the HEC Paris MBA #2 for Best Two-Year International MBA programs, and the QS World University Rankings, where we ranked #7 worldwide for full-time Global MBA programs.