General information on ranking

Name of the ranking The Economist Masters in Management Ranking
Geographical scope Global
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency biannual
First year of publication 2017
Most recent year of publication 2019
Date of last update 2023-07-14
Ranking organization The Economist Newspaper Limited
Website of the methodology

For the Economist Masters in Management Ranking data were collected between March and May 2019, using two surveys. The first was completed by schools, covering quantitative matters such as the salary of graduates, the number of registered alumni, the diversity of recruiters and the like. Schools also entered their three biggest employers and what they consider to be their three main strengths. These were included in the individual school tables. A second survey was sent to current students and recent alumni, asking them to rate various aspects of their business schools. The respondents were also asked to give details of their salary, so that the data provided by the schools could be verified.

To be included in Masters in Management Ranking 2019, a program must meet such requirements as e.g.: have a cohort of at least 40 students for both the current and the previous academic year, have accreditation from AACSB or EQUIS, be of international standing, with a good proportion of international students and faculty, etc.

Each business school received a unique score (known to statisticians as a z-score). This method gives each school an individual rank (it does not allow for equally placed schools). Hence, the schools have been also placed into bands of those whose z-scores are statistically quite close. For this reason, individual school profiles include a banding (A-D), so that schools with similar overall scores are grouped together.


Diversity of recruiters (12.34%); Placement success (percentage of job-seeking students with a job offer three months after graduation) (12.30%); Alumnus assessment of careers services (12.30%);


Faculty quality: Ratio of faculty/students (3.33%); Percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD (3.33%); Faculty rating by students (3.33%);

Student diversity: Spread of regions from which students hailed (3.33%); Gender diversity (3.33%); Student/alumnus rating of culture and classmates (3.33%);

Educational experience: Student rating of program and range of electives (2.50%); Range of and access to overseas study programs (2.50%); Number of language courses available (2.50%); Student/alumnus assessment of facilities and other services (2.50%);

SALARY (23%)

Post-MIM salary, excluding bonuses;


Ratio of MIM alumni to current MIM students (3.33%); Number of overseas alumni chapters (3.33%);  Alumnus rating of alumni Network (3.33%);

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: employers, higher education institutions, policymakers, governments and funding agencies, students and parents
  • Level of comparison: study programs: 40
  • Major dimensions covered: employability, reputation, teaching
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: data collected from HEIs by ranking organization, survey conducted exclusively by ranking organization
  • Quality assurance of ranking: periodic consultancy
  • Website of the ranking organization:
  • Types of the ranking organization: commercial/for-profit (incl. media)
  • Types of rankings: business