Double First for London Business School

In the annual rankings from the Financial Times, London Business School has achieved a 'Double First' with both its MBA programme and EMBA programme ranked number one in the world.


On 26 January 2009, London Business School's MBA programme was ranked joint number one in the world alongside University of Pennsylvania: Wharton and first in Europe.  London Business School is one of only three schools to have held the number one spot since the rankings began a decade ago.

In particular, the report highlighted the global nature of the School with specific reference to the high proportion of international students (91%) and international faculty (84%).

In the Financial Times Executive MBA rankings, published in October 2008, London Business School's EMBA programme, run in partnership with Columbia University, also ranked as the best in the world.  The programme moved up three places since 2006 to take the number one position.

Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School said: "This is an outstanding result and I would like to thank everyone in, and associated with, the School who have helped us achieve these rankings.

"It is a further example of strong performance across our programme portfolio.  Such rankings cannot be definitive statements of quality, but they do provide independent evidence about our progress in striving to achieve our vision of becoming the pre-eminent global business school."

Commenting on the result this week, Sabine Vinck, Associate Dean MBA and MiF Programmes, said: "I am particularly pleased that in the MBA ranking we have been recognised as one of the most internationally diverse schools in the world.

"Of the top ten schools, we have the highest percentage of international students, the highest international mobility ranking, and the highest international experience ranking. It is this diverse, global outlook which sets us apart from the competition and is key to the London Business School experience".

The full report is available on the FT website