[photopress:mba_ie_business_school.jpg,full,alignright]IE Business School (the IE stands for Instituto de Empresa showing its Spanish origin but it is very much a Business School in the American tradition) is ranked No. 5 in Europe and No. 1 in Spain in the latest ranking of European business schools carried out by the Financial Times.
The annual report is based on the average results obtained by top European business schools in the rankings published throughout the year by the Financial Times that cover MBA, executive MBA, masters in management and executive education programs.
FT surveys encompass factors that include the degree of internationalisation of the business schools and the outreach of their programs; the professional advancement of its students and the salaries they command; the degree of diversity among the student body and faculty; and the extent to which the students’ and recruiters’ expectations are met.
The results of the latest FT ranking serve to consolidate the position that IE has obtained in international rankings throughout 2007: Forbes placed IE 4th in the world; The Economist ranked IE 9th in the world; and the recently published Aspen Institute, which measures the impact of corporate responsibility on business schools, placed IE first in Europe and 10th worldwide.