QS Business Masters Rankings 2021

QS Business Masters Rankings 2021

By H. Young

Updated June 26, 2021 Updated June 26

September 2020: The global higher and business education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds released today the inaugural QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management, he new addition to their series of specialized business masters tables, which also includes; Masters in Business Analytics, Finance, Management and Marketing as well as the Full-Time MBA.

QS’s CEO Nunzio Quacquarelli said: “Whether it is companies seeking to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, or sectors such as e-commerce, which are experiencing rapid growth since the start of the pandemic, companies around the world are hiring talent specialized in supply chain management. Like the growth in data analytics, this is an emerging career path for the next decade. At QS, we have expanded our series of business masters rankings to include the most sought-after career specializations and provide prospective students around the world with independent insights to help their search for the best programs in the field.”

The Master in Global Supply Chain Management offered by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics leads the ranking, which features a total of 46 programs. 


The QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management is published alongside QS’s Masters in Management, Masters in Finance, Masters in Business Analytics, Masters in Marketing and Full-Time MBA tables.

The core metrics include Employability, Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes, Return on Investment, Thought Leadership and Class and Faculty Diversity. Collectively these rankings cover the post-graduate programs most in-demand amongst employers around the world.

Dr Andrew MacFarlane, Rankings Manager at QS, said: “In addition to analyzing program-related inputs, QS also considered the reputation of specific business schools from the perspective of nearly 37,000 global employers and more than 34,000 global academics. Finally, we mapped the education paths of 27,831 successful alumni back to specific institutions.”

Stanford Graduate School of Business continues to lead the QS World University Rankings: Global Full-Time MBA, while  The Wharton School drops to second place. HEC Paris, INSEAD, London Business School, and IE Business School feature among the top 10, highlighting the global footprint of today’s leading MBA programs.


QS Global MBA Rankings 2021  Methodology

The world-leaders of each of QS's business program rankings are:
QS World University Rankings: Masters in Business Analytics 2021: MIT, Sloan Business School;
QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance 2021 The University of Oxford, Saïd Business School; 
QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management 2021: HEC Paris;  
QS World University Rankings: Masters in Marketing 2021: HEC Paris; 
QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management 2021:  MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics;

Full suite of business schools masters rankings  Methodology


For further information, please contact:
Simona Bizzozero
Communications Director
 QS Quacquarelli Symonds
+44 7880620856

Notes for Editors  
QS Quacquarelli Symonds  
QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.   
The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, has grown to become the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance. Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – has been viewed 149 million times in the past 12 months, and over 95,000 media clippings are about or mentioning, QS has been published by media outlets across the world.

COVID-19 Research & Reports 
In accordance with their mission to provide the higher education community with rigorous, independent insight on sectoral trends, QS Quacquarelli Symonds has been monitoring the response of both students and institutions to the COVID-19 outbreak. Their research includes an ongoing survey of the global international student community – comprising insights from nearly 80,000 prospective international students – and of higher education senior management – capturing responses from over 1000 universities about their response to the crisis.           

This article was originally published in September 2020 . It was last updated in June 2021

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