• Getting an MBA can be a huge investment of both time and money.
  • Higher- and business-education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds recently released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world.
  • Using QS estimates of the programs' tuition costs, we ranked the 35 best MBA programs in the Global MBA Ranking from least to most expensive.

Getting an MBA can be a huge investment of both time and money.

Higher and business-education specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds recently released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world.

QS ranked programs on employability for graduates, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, students' return on investment as measured by post-graduation increases in salary, academic thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.

QS also estimated the programs' tuition costs. Here are the 35 best MBA programs in the world according to QS, ranked from least to most expensive in USD.

35. Copenhagen

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Estimated tuition: $52,500

QS Global MBA Rank: 31


Location: Nice, France

Estimated tuition: $52,857

QS Global MBA Rank: 35


Location: Paris, France/Singapore

Estimated tuition: $54,059

QS Global MBA Rank: 26


Location: Shanghai, China

Estimated tuition: $55,860

QS Global MBA Rank: 25

31. Erasmus (Rotterdam School of Management)

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Estimated tuition: $60,666

QS Global MBA Rank: 27

30. IMD

30. IMDFacebook/IMD Business School

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Estimated tuition: $61,596

QS Global MBA Rank: 24

29. SDA Bocconi

Location: Milan, Italy

Estimated tuition: $62,468

QS Global MBA Rank: 23

28. Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Estimated tuition: $66,781

QS Global MBA Rank: 28

27. Imperial

27. ImperialImperial College

Location: London, UK

Estimated tuition: $68,921

QS Global MBA Rank: 19

26. University of Hong Kong

26. University of Hong KongReuters/Bobby Yip

Location: Hong Kong

Estimated tuition: $70,639

QS Global MBA Rank: 33

24 (tie). Oxford (Said)

Location: Oxford, UK

Estimated tuition: $74,327

QS Global MBA Rank: 12

24 (tie). Cambridge (Judge)

Location: Cambridge, UK

Estimated tuition: $74,327

QS Global MBA Rank: 21

23. HEC Paris

23. HEC ParisFacebook/HEC Paris

Location: Jouy-en-Josas, France

Estimated tuition: $74,481

QS Global MBA Rank: 7


Location: Barcelona, Spain

Estimated tuition: $77,964

QS Global MBA Rank: 13

21. IE Business School

21. IE Business SchoolFacebook/IE Business School

Location: Madrid, Spain

Estimated tuition: $86,734

QS Global MBA Rank: 8 (tie)

20. London Business School

20. London Business SchoolFacebook/London Business School

Location: London, UK

Estimated tuition: $92,718

QS Global MBA Rank: 4


Location: Fontainebleau, France/Singapore

Estimated tuition: $100,909

QS Global MBA Rank: 6

18. IESE Business School

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Estimated tuition: $105,895

QS Global MBA Rank: 18

17. Boston University (Questrom)

Location: Boston, MA

Estimated tuition: $107,827

QS Global MBA Rank: 32

16. University of Texas (McCombs)

Location: Austin, TX

Estimated tuition: $109,000

QS Global MBA Rank: 29 (tie)

15. UC Berkeley (Haas)

Location: Berkeley, CA

Estimated tuition: $117,588

QS Global MBA Rank: 17

14. University of Southern California (Marshall)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Estimated tuition: $121,902

QS Global MBA Rank: 29 (tie)

13. University of Michigan (Ross)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Estimated tuition: $125,940

QS Global MBA Rank: 15

12. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Estimated tuition: $128,000

QS Global MBA Rank: 34

11. UCLA (Anderson)

11. UCLA (Anderson)Facebook/UCLA Anderson School of Management

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Estimated tuition: $128,584

QS Global MBA Rank: 11

10. Duke (Fuqua)

Location: Durham, NC

Estimated tuition: $133,865

QS Global MBA Rank: 20

9. NYU (Stern)

Location: New York, NY

Estimated tuition: $135,674

QS Global MBA Rank: 22

8. Northwestern (Kellogg)

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

Location: Evanston, IL

Estimated tuition: $137,910

QS Global MBA Rank: 14

7. Yale

7. YaleFacebook/Yale School of Management

Location: New Haven, CT

Estimated tuition: $139,000

QS Global MBA Rank: 16

6. Stanford

6. StanfordAssociated Press

Location: Stanford, CA

Estimated tuition: $141,180

QS Global MBA Rank: 1

5. University of Chicago (Booth)

Location: Chicago, IL

Estimated tuition: $144,000

QS Global MBA Rank: 8 (tie)

4. Harvard

Location: Boston, MA

Estimated tuition: $146,880

QS Global MBA Rank: 2

3. MIT (Sloan)

Location: Cambridge, MA

Estimated tuition: $148,400

QS Global MBA Rank: 5

2. Columbia

Location: New York, NY

Estimated tuition: $148,800

QS Global MBA Rank: 10

1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Estimated tuition: $157,896

QS Global MBA Rank: 3

-- This post originally appeared on  Business Insider.