Mar 27, 2021

Top 10 MBA business schools in North America

Kate Birch
12 min
Having pioneered the MBA more than a century ago, the US continues to dominate the global MBA rankings for 2021. Here are the top 10 MBA schools
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Michigan at University of Michigan...

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuition fees: US$71,048
MBA formats: Full-time MBA (2 years), Online MBA (3-4 years), Weekend MBA (2 years), Executive MBA (2 years), Global MBA (16 months) Expected salary: US$166,703

The Program Ranked #21 globally, up 9 places from 2020, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business offers a suite of MBA programs to suit all needs. With a mantra of ‘learning business by doing’, the school offers action-based learning approaches where students undertake real-life consulting projects, manage investment funds, and develop their own startups. The MBA offers ‘Ross experiences in action-based learning’ (REAL) where students get opportunities to develop, launch and scale their business ideas, consult full-time for 7 weeks on one of more than 80 projects in 20 countries, manage one of six student-led investment funds, and go beyond theory to manage an existing business. The core courses range from financial and managerial accounting to marketing and financial management and corporate strategy, while elective courses in year two include marketing engineering and analytics and merges, acquisitions and corporate development. The school recently announced a STEM-designated track within its full-time MBA aimed at those taking up STEM-related careers in business.

Graduate Careers More than half (57%) go into careers in tech or consulting and top employers include Amazon, McKinsey, Microsoft, Citi, Google, Pepsi, Deloitte and Microsoft. 

Notable Alumni Bharat Desai, co-founder and CEO, Syntel; Brad Keywell, founder and CEO of Uptake Technologies; and Ole-Kristian Hope, Deloitte Professor at Rotman. 

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