I have been doing research on MBA programs but I've never come across a global tiered system for MBAs based on prestige/placement/quality, etc. By a tiered system I mean that you group the schools into tiers, and if you get into a school in a higher tier you would almost automatically choose that over a school in a lower tier, while two schools in the same tier would be debatable.
I have put this together and want community input (if I've messed anything up please let me know), as I prepare to look into MBA applications and choose where I'm going to apply.
It is not in an order ranking just in clusters
Tier 1 (M7 + LBS and INSEAD):
Tier 2 (top 12-13 US schools + top 3-5 internationals):
Tier 2.5 (rounding out the top 15 US schools):
Tier 3 (rounding out the top 20 US schools, along with some other top 10 internationals):
IE Business School
Tier 4 (lower tier US schools - top 25, outside of the top 20 - and feeders for Toronto/Canada)
I'd love your input.