The United States is famous for its B-schools—especially the elite M7 MBA programs. However, it’s less-known that the country is also home to some of the world’s best international business programs. Though there is overlap with the M7 institutions, some of the top ten international B-schools may be surprising. Let’s take a look:
Housed at one of the nation’s top public universities, Michigan Ross offers a variety of MBA programs, including a Global MBA. This is a 15-month, accelerated program that combines a study abroad semester with a Multidisciplinary Action Project, pairing students with domestic or international partner organizations to explore contemporary problems in global business. Standout students also have the opportunity to develop a post-graduation research project with institutional support.
Located in the diverse and tech savvy Bay Area, the full time MBA program at Haas ranks in at number nine. This two-year program allows students a great deal of freedom to custom-tailor their coursework, featuring a 40/60 split between core courses and electives, respectively. For those looking for an international experience, the Haas student body is composed of over 40% international students from more than 40 different countries. Students have the opportunity to take a number of globally-oriented courses, such as International Business Development, in which they develop consultant projects with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations the world over. Berkeley Haas also offers exchange programs in Hong Kong, Spain, France, or England and participates in the Global Network for Advanced Management as one of only two representatives from the United States. Finally, students who have concentrated in International Business have the opportunity to pursue a one-year MA in Global Studies upon completion of their MBA degrees.