Best MBA in Europe and 5th in the World, says 2021 QS Rankings

The HEC Paris MBA is proud to announce it is the #1 program in Europe, and #5 in the world in the 2021 QS Global MBA Rankings.

Considered an analytical, statistically based ranking, this year’s QS report examined 258 MBA programs in 40 countries. The HEC Paris MBA performed in the top 2 percent of schools worldwide. Overall, it scored 92 out of 100 points across 5 categories.

“The QS placement shows that our graduates receive a top-tier education in a highly competitive global MBA marketplace,” says Andrea Masini, Associate Dean, MBA programs. “We are very proud to be considered the very best MBA program in Europe and one of the best MBA programs in the world. We take great pride in knowing that our alumni are well prepared to lead, to address global challenges, and to help build better, more ethical companies.”

In the 2021 ranking, the HEC Paris MBA stood out for its “Return on Investment.” To calculate ROI, the QS weighs tuition costs and pre-program salaries against post-program salaries, as well as the 10-year outlook for alumni’s potential earnings. It scored a perfect 100 in the category.

HEC Paris also placed highly in the category of “Employability,” earning 95.2 out of 100 points. To tally these results, QS surveyed 38,000 global employers across all sectors and industries. They asked from which schools the companies prefer to hire MBA graduates.

Other metrics that the QS analyzed include “Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes,” “Thought Leadership,” and “Class and Faculty Diversity.”

The QS ranking is part of ongoing list of accolades for the HEC Paris MBA. The Economist’s Which MBA? 2019 ranking named the program the best MBA program in Europe, and No. 3 MBA program in the world. The Financial Times ranked the HEC Paris MBA #9 in the world in its 2020 Global MBA Ranking.

Find the full results of the 2021 QS rankings here.