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IE Business School Ranked 8th in the América Economía MBA Global 2019 Ranking

IE Business School Ranked 8th in the América Economía MBA Global 2019 Ranking

América Economía ranks IE Business School eighth in its MBA Global 2019 Ranking and the best business school in the world for networking power in Latin America.

IE Business School ranked eighth worldwide in the América Economía MBA Global 2019 ranking, maintaining a spot in the top 10 Best Business Schools in the world for Latin American students for the 12th year in a row.

IE’s International MBA (IMBA) snagged the No. 1 position out of 56 schools for networking power throughout Latin America, with a perfect score of 100. The number marks a significant uptick from 2018’s score of 93.4.

The ranking, created by the Latin American financial publication, found the IMBA to be the most international program in Europe, with the greatest variety of nationalities and backgrounds. IE Business School topped the international diversity chart, with 68 passports,  ahead of London Business School, HULT and Stanford.

The ranking, designed to evaluate the most prestigious schools for Latin American students, evaluates schools based on their multicultural experience and diversity (22.5 percent), networking power in Latin America (12.5 percent), international post in other rankings (27.5 percent) and selectivity (27.5 percent).

In Spain, IE Business School boasted the highest percentage of female students of any business school’s program (31.6 percent), as well as the most full-time professors 98. The Madrid-based school showed a sizable jump in the number of Latin American academics to 60, compared to last year’s 10.

“Our global business school community envelopes our students in a diversity of mindsets that broadens their horizons and adapts their thinking.”

“Our global business school community envelopes our students in a diversity of mindsets that broadens their horizons and adapts their thinking. By celebrating the power of different perspectives, students are trained to connect the dots and to see the larger picture,” IE Business School Dean Martin Boehm said. “I am not only proud of our wide range of nationalities and backgrounds, but our growing percentage of female students.”

The Latin American-focused ranking showed a rise in IE’s innovation score to 79.1, from last year’s 72.9, while virtually maintaining at 87 for the selectivity score, based on how many of those admitted actually attend the school.