IE Business School is the No. 3 business school in Europe and No. 1 in Spain in the 2017 Financial Times ranking of European Business Schools.

This annual FT report is based on the results obtained by leading European business schools in the partial FT rankings of MBA programs, Executive MBA programs, Masters in Management, and Executive Education programs, published throughout the year by Financial Times. Previous FT rankings also include the Online MBA survey which ranked IE Business School’s Global MBA as the No. 1 online MBA in the world (March 2017).

The FT ranking of European business schools is drawn up using a range of criteria that include the level of internationalization of the school and the international reach of its programs, career and salary progression of graduates, the degree to which expectations are met, and levels of research. “This recognition evidences the quality of our MBA, Master in Management, Masters in Finance and Executive Education programs,” said Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School. “It strengthens our commitment to continue to reinvent higher education with a special focus on technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and the humanities.”

This particular Financial Times ranking takes into account the positions achieved by IE Business School in the rankings of Masters in Management (No. 3 worldwide), MBAs (No. 8), Executive MBAs (No. 13), and Executive Education Open Programs (No. 22). Other rankings drawn up by Financial Times this year but not taken into account for the European Business School Ranking include the Online MBA survey (which placed IE No. 1 worldwide with its Global MBA) or the Masters in Finance ranking, in which IE is positioned No. 8 in the world with its Master in Finance.