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Stockholm School of Economics – 2015 Rankings


#11 – Honorable Mention

Stockholm School of Economics
An honorable mention into the top ten, this Swedish school claims something no other can: free tuition*. The university is totally funded by private capital and the Swedish government, resulting in them receiving more applications than spots available at a higher rate than any other school. For example, last year, they received nearly 26 applications for every open spot. To contrast, Harvard received 10 applications per open spot. As a result, Stockholm School of Economics can only accept 5% of its applicants, skewing their acceptance rate. This allows them to be extremely selective, however, creating a wide range of students and strengths. They are EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accredited having maintained the highest of standards for their programs and research. Stockholm School of Economics’ sole mission is to promote the advancement of business by maintaining fiscally responsible but creatively adaptable philosophies toward the globalization of markets. They arrive on our list by upholding these standards and sustaining relationships with large sovereign and public funds throughout Europe and the Middle East.

*Executive MBA excluded


Notable Alumnus: Maths Liljedahl, Head of Asset Management Risk at the Qatar Investment Authority.

Rank Name Graduate School Name
1 Stanford University Stanford Graduate School of Business
2 Harvard University Harvard Business School
3 University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
4 The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5 Columbia University Columbia Business School
6 University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
7 Yale University Yale School Of Management
8 University of London London School of Economics
9 McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management
10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management
11 Stockholm School of Economics* Stockholm School of Economics
12 University of London London Business School
13 Norwegian School of Economics Norwegian School of Economics
14 Western University (Ontario) Ivey Business School
15 Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
16 New York University Stern School of Business
17 York University Schulich School Of Business
18 Duke University Fuqua School of Business
19 Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management
20 UCLA Anderson School Of Management
21 City University of London Cass Business School
22 Boston University Boston University School of Management
23 University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business
24 University of Toronto Rotman School of Management
25 Universita Bocconi SDA Boccini School of Management
26 American University Kogod School of Business
27 University of Missouri Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business
28 Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
29 Aalto University Helsinki School of Economics
30 Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business


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