• The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • QS recently released rankings for various MBA specializations, including the top programs for careers in technology.
  • QS based its ranking on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs, and evaluated MBA programs on career outcomes in the tech industry, programs' reputations in the industry, and research output pertaining to tech.
  • Here are the top 25 global MBA programs for careers in technology, according to the QS rankings.

Getting an MBA can be a huge boost to a career in tech. Here are some of the best MBA programs in the world where you can get that boost.

Education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds annually rank the best MBA programs in the world based on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs.

They recently released rankings of MBA programs that are good for specific career specializations, focusing on programs with strong career outcomes in particular industries.

For their ranking of the best MBA programs for careers in tech, they combined their overall ranking of the best MBA programs in the world with further data on career outcomes in the tech industry, programs' reputations among employers in the industry, and faculty members' research output in fields related to tech.

Here are the 25 best MBA programs for careers in tech, according to QS, along with the share of recent graduates working in the tech industry and the programs' scores from 0 to 100 in the three tech-specific categories listed above:

25. Brigham Young (Marriott)

Location: Provo, UT

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 44%

Career placement score: 91

Employer reputation score: Not available

Research strength score: 79

24. HEC Paris

24. HEC ParisFacebook/HEC Paris

Location: Jouy-en-Josas, France

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 19%

Career placement score: 40

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 86

32. New York University (Stern)

Location: New York, NY

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 17%

Career placement score: 49

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 78

22. Imperial College Business School

Location: London, UK

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 22%

Career placement score: 42

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 95

21. Boston University (Questrom)

Location: Boston, MA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 28%

Career placement score: 62

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 80

20. Duke (Fuqua)

Location: Durham, NC

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 19%

Career placement score: 58

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 82

19. SDA Bocconi

Location: Milan, Italy

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 30%

Career placement score: 63

Employer reputation score: 60

Research strength score: 92

18. IE Business School

18. IE Business SchoolFacebook/IE Business School

Location: Madrid, Spain

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 20%

Career placement score: 69

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 57

17. University of Washington (Foster)

Location: Seattle, WA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 58%

Career placement score: 91

Employer reputation score: 40

Research strength score: 93

16. University of Chicago (Booth)

Location: Chicago, IL

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 19%

Career placement score: 68

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 72

15. Columbia University

Location: New York, NY

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 16%

Career placement score: 68

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 87

13 (tie). Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 43%

Career placement score: 100

Employer reputation score: 40

Research strength score: 76

13 (tie). INSEAD

Location: Fontainebleau, France/Singapore

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 18%

Career placement score: 68

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

12. ESADE

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 28%

Career placement score: 71

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 91

11. University of Texas (McCombs)

Location: Austin, TX

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 30%

Career placement score: 91

Employer reputation score: 60

Research strength score: 92

9 (tie). Harvard

Location: Boston, MA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 16%

Career placement score: 68

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 97

9 (tie). University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 16%

Career placement score: 68

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 98

8. University of Michigan (Ross)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 24%

Career placement score: 78

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 94

7. London Business School

7. London Business SchoolFacebook/London Business School

Location: London, UK

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 20%

Career placement score: 78

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 91

6. University of Cambridge (Judge)

Location: Cambridge, UK

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 40%

Career placement score: 91

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 92

5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, IL

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 25%

Career placement score: 89

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 94

4. University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 30%

Career placement score: 100

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 71

3. Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 25%

Career placement score: 89

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

2. University of California at Berkeley (Haas)

Location: Berkeley, CA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 37%

Career placement score: 100

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Location: Cambridge, MA

Share of graduates going into the tech industry: 32%

Career placement score: 100

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 95

--This post originally appeared on Business Insider.

Published on: Mar 25, 2019