Global B-School Rankings 2015

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YOUTH INC LISTS THE WORLD’S BEST MBA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2015

Welcome to the Youth Incorporated, Education Times and Rediff.com Global Business School Rankings 2015. Following up to our business school rankings, we present to you this year’s MBA university rankings – based on responses received from the institutes themselves, current students enrolled in the institutes, alumni and feedback from recruiters. 1,550 institutes were considered and contacted for the purpose of the survey. All the answers were ranked and tabulated based on several criteria including recruiter perception, student diversity, diversity of faculty, innovation of programmes and value for money, among other things. The ranking covers the top 100 institutes in the world to pursue a full-time MBA programme. We also provided a top 10 ranking based on geographical distribution, a top 50 ranking each for finance, management and marketing specialization courses as well as top 50 rankings each, for online MBA, and executive MBA courses. Lastly, an institute’s ranking for 2015 has been compared to their respective rankings from previous years to determine the performance of the institute over the years. We hope our in depth survey will guide business school aspirants in making the right choice.

100 rank
WHAT’S DIFFERENT SINCE 2014?

Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Pennsylvania had consecutively secured the top three spots in 2013 and 2014. 2015 however, has seen a change – Stanford University has replaced the University of Pennsylvania at number two. Standing tall at number one is Harvard University with a perfect score of 100; Stanford University came in second with an almost perfect score of 99.9 followed by University of Pennsylvania with 99.8. A significant change was seen in the rankings of universities launched recently and also universities who have been in lower ranking spots. Lancaster University went from its 92nd rank in 2014 to 100 this year. University of British Columbia jumped from 67 last year to 54 this year. The top 20 spots however, continue to be governed by universities in the USA, UK, China, France, Spain, Switzerland and India.

WHERE INDIA STANDS?
IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta stayed in ranks 20 and 21 respectively, from 2012 to 2014. This year, however, they made their way up to number 17 and 20 respectively. SP Jain Institute of Management has been seeing a rise in rank in each consecutive year. From its 2013 rank of 61, it went to 59 in 2014. And from 59, it has risen to 56 this year. Indian School of Business stayed at rank 23 in 2013 and 2014. This year however, its rank rose to number 22. While four of India’s top Institutes – IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, Indian School of Business and SP Jain Institute of Management have been making appearances year after year, there has been no new Indian entrant in the list so far.

TOP 100 MBA

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY SCORE 2014 RANK 2013 RANK 2012 RANK
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA 100 1 1 1
2 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA 99.9 3 2 2
3 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA USA 99.8 2 3 3
4 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL UK 99.4 4 4 5
5 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN 99 6 6 7
6 INSEAD FRANCE 98.9 5 5 6
7 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO USA 98.8 9 9 9
8 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA 98.4 7 7 4
9 MIT USA 97.6 8 8 8
10 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY USA 97.4 11 12 13
11 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE USA 97.2 12 11 14
12 YALE UNIVERSITY USA 96.9 14 15 20
13 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA 96.7 10 10 11
14 HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CHINA 96.6 13 13 15
15 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA 96.3 15 16 23
16 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY UK 96 17 17 21
17 IIM AHMEDABAD INDIA 95.8 20 20 10
18 IMD SWITZERLAND 95.1 18 18 18
19 DUKE UNIVERSITY USA 94.4 19 19 19
20 IIM CALCUTTA INDIA 94 21 21 17
21 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY USA 93.5 16 14 12
22 INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS INDIA 92.5 23 23 16
23 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK 91.2 24 24 22
24 IESE SPAIN 91.1 25 25 28
25 ESADE SPAIN 90.4 22 22 32
26 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY USA 90.1 32 33 35
27 HEC PARIS FRANCE 90 28 28 24
28 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE 89.5 27 27 25
29 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG CHINA 89.1 31 31 31
30 AUSTRALIAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA 88.4 29 29 29
31 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA USA 88 26 26 27
32 MCGILL UNIVERSITY CANADA 87 35 42 42
33 CEIBS CHINA 86 30 30 30
34 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CANADA 85 34 39 41
35 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE 84 33 35 33
36 UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA 84 37 36 44
37 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 82.6 38 37 37
38 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES USA 82 45 45 47
39 SDA BOCCONI ITALY 81.6 40 41 40
40 RICE UNIVERSITY USA 81.3 47 47 46
41 ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NETHERLANDS 80.7 39 43 43
42 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY USA 80.3 44 44 39
43 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO CANADA 80 52 52 52
44 EMORY UNIVERSITY USA 79.7 50 48 48
45 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UK 79.1 41 32 26
46 IMPERIAL COLLEGE UK 79 36 34 34
47 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR USA 78.5 42 40 38
48 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY (SMEAL) USA 78 49 49 49
49 YORK UNIVERSITY CANADA 77 46 50 51
50 PEKING UNIVERSITY CHINA 76 48 46 45
51 INDIANA UNIVERSITY (KELLEY) USA 75 51 51 50
52 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA USA 74 58 53 53
53 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (OLIN) USA 73.5 53 58 54
54 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA 73 67 69 69
55 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA (KENAN-FLAGLER) USA 72.6 61 62 62
56 SP JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT INDIA 72.3 59 61 77
57 PURDUE UNIVERSITY USA 72 57 57 57
58 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN USA 71.6 56 56 60
59 TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (MAYS) USA 71.2 5 55 58
60 BOSTON UNIVERSITY USA 71 64 64 64
61 QUEENS UNIVERSITY CANADA 70.7 69 70 70
62 CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG CHINA 70.5 43 38 36
63 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (FOSTER) USA 70 54 54 56
64 COPPEAD BRAZIL 69.6 70 71 71
65 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY (FISHER) USA 69 60 63 63
66 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (CARLSON) USA 68.5 66 68 66
67 CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON UK 68 63 59 59
68 INCAE BUSINESS SCHOOL COSTA RICA 67.5 68 67 68
69 CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY UK 67 65 65 61
70 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (SIMON) USA 66.3 62 60 55
71 MANNHEIM BUSINESS SCHOOL GERMANY 65.4 73 76 75
72 MACQUARIE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA 64.7 75 77 76
73 VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL BELGIUM 63 71 66 65
74 BOSTON COLLEGE USA 62 72 74 67
75 PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE CHILE 61 76 72 72
76 BUSINESS SCHOOL SAO PAULO BRAZIL 60.9 77 75 74
77 COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL DENMARK 60.2 74 79 79
78 UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE CHILE 60 82 80 82
79 BABSON COLLEGE USA 59.7 83 85 87
80 IPADE MEXICO 59.1 78 78 85
81 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK 59 79 73 73
82 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (BROAD) USA 58.5 80 82 78
83 UNIVERSITY OF ST.GALLEN SWITZERLAND 58.3 89 99 100
84 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE USA 58 87 88 88
85 MIP POLITECNICO DI MILANO ITALY 57.8 88 90 NEW
86 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO EGYPT 57.2 81 81 81
87 UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK 57 84 97 94
88 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI USA 56.3 86 84 84
89 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA USA 56.2 85 83 83
90 ESIC SPAIN SPAIN 56.1
91 QUEENSLAND INSTITUTE OF TECH AUSTRALIA 55.4 94 94 96
92 SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY USA 55 97 100 97
93 BOND UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA 54.9 95 95 95
94 WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY USA 54.2 98 98 98
95 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG USA 54 96 96 99
96 UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA CANADA 53.2 93 93 80
97 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY USA 52 91 91 91
98 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY USA 51 100 89 89
99 THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT USA 50.6 99 87 90
100 LANCASTER UNIVERSITY UK 50.2 92 92 92

TOP MBA WORLDWIDE

TOP US B-SCHOOLS

top us 10

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
2 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
3 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA USA
4 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO USA
5 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
6 MIT USA
7 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY USA
8 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE USA
9 YALE UNIVERSITY USA
10 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA

TOP UK B-SCHOOLS

top uk 10

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL UK
2 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY UK
3 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK
4 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UK
5 IMPERIAL COLLEGE UK
6 CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON UK
7 CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY UK
8 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK
9 UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK
10 LANCASTER UNIVERSITY UK

TOP EUROPEAN B-SCHOOL

top eropean school

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN
2 INSEAD FRANCE
3 IMD SWITZERLAND
4 IESE SPAIN
5 ESADE SPAIN
6 HEC PARIS FRANCE
7 SDA BOCCONI ITALY
8 ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NETHERLANDS
9 MANNHEIM BUSINESS SCHOOL GERMANY
10 VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL BELGIUM

TOP CANADIAN B-SCHOOLS

Top Canadian 10

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HONG KONG UST CHINA
2 IIM AHMEDABAD INDIA
3 IIM CALCUTTA INDIA
4 INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS INDIA
5 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
6 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG CHINA
7 CEIBS CHINA
8 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE
9 PEKING UNIVERSITY CHINA
10 SP JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT INDIA

TOP ASIAN B-SCHOOLS

top asian 10

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HONG KONG UST CHINA
2 IIM AHMEDABAD INDIA
3 IIM CALCUTTA INDIA
4 INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS INDIA
5 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
6 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG CHINA
7 CEIBS CHINA
8 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE
9 PEKING UNIVERSITY CHINA
10 SP JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT INDIA

TOP AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS

top australian 10

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 AUSTRALIAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA
2 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
3 MACQUARIE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA
4 QUEENSLAND INSTITUTE OF TECH AUSTRALIA
5 BOND UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA

TOP 50 EXECUTIVE MBA

Executive MBAs are becoming increasingly popular as a greater number of people choose to work and study simultaneously. Here’s a reference guide on the EMBA

WHAT IS AN EXECUTIVE MBA?

An executive MBA, or EMBA, is a degree developed to meet the educational needs of managers and executives. Students remain employed while completing the degree, as the programme aims to complement their real-world experiences.

AN EMBA VS MBA
MBA and EMBA are both business degrees. They only difference is in the kind of students they teach, the teaching methods and their duration.
•While most MBA and EMBA courses require graduates, work experience is highly recommended for an MBA, but is compulsory for an EMBA. Some EMBA courses ask for a minimum of five years work experience and others are meant only for those in specific managerial posts.
•An MBA degree is taught full-time. The EMBA has classes on weekends and weeknights in order to accommodate the schedules of executives. Some EMBAs may also be conducted online.
•An MBA degree typically takes two years to complete. An EMBA might take less than two years to finish. This, however, varies from institute to institute.
•Often, employers fund an EMBA for their employees. Generally, employees with high potential and leadership skills are sponsored to do an EMBA programme.
•Programme content modules taught in an EMBA course are similar to those taught in an MBA programme. These include business economics, business laws, marketing, finance and accounting, operations management, strategic management, human resources..

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
Candidates accepted into an EMBA programme are usually in the mid-stage of their career or at a higher-level. As with an MBA, the EMBA also accepts graduates in any field. It is not just businessmen and executives who study for an EMBA, even doctors and lawyers are known to have completed EMBAs.

THE PROS
•Acceptance rates for EMBA programmes are higher than those of traditional MBA programmes
•EMBA aspirants need not take a GMAT test.
•EMBAs accommodate the busy schedules of working executives, enabling them to manage work and their education at the same time

THE CONS
•Loss of free time as work, commute and study clog up schedules
•Fewer EMBA programmes than MBA programmes, so less choice for aspiring students
•EMBAs are viewed by some recruiters as inferior to MBAs due to their part-time nature

CONCLUSION
An MBA degree and an EMBA degree have been designed keeping two very different types of students in mind. An MBA student is usually someone who has graduated from college in the last three to five years. For this student, the degree is more intensive owing to lack of extensive experience. On the other hand, an EMBA student is someone who has been working in his field for at least ten years and while he might be out of touch with classroom learning, he makes up for it with ample experience. However, both courses are rigorous and demanding in their own ways.
An MBA graduate and an EMBA graduate usually cater to different job markets as they are both at different stages of their career; thus, it is not common for an EMBA graduate and anMBA graduate to be pitted against one another for the same position. So, if you’ve just started working and are keen on gaining a competitive edge, then an MBA is for you. But, if you’re already at an advanced stage in your career and are aspiring to take on a senior position, while holding onto that day job, then an EMBA would be amore feasible option.

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY COURSE SCORE 2014 RANK 2013 RANK
1 THE WHARTON SCHOOL USA WHARTON MBA FOR EXECUTIVES 100 3 4
2 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA 99.3 2 2
3 COLUMBIA-LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL WORLD EMBA-GLOBAL AMERICAS & EUROPE 98.5 1 1
4 TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY – INSEAD WORLD TSINGHUA-INSEAD EMBA 97.6 6 5
5 HEC-NYU-LSE WORLD TRIUM GLOBAL EMBA 96 5 3
6 UCLA (ANDERSON) – NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE WORLD UCLA-NUS EMBA 95 4 7
7 IESE SPAIN GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA 94.3 10 8
8 INSEAD FRANCE INSEAD GLOBAL EMBA 93 9 10
9 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK EXECUTIVE MBA 92 8 9
10 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA EXECUTIVE MBA 91.6 13 11
11 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY USA EXECUTIVE MBA 90 12 13
12 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA EXECUTIVE MBA 89 11 12
13 ESSEC-MANNHEIM WORLD EXECUTIVE MBA 88.3 16 14
14 CEIBS CHINA GLOBAL EMBA 87 7 6
15 ESADE SPAIN EXECUTIVE MBA 86 15 16
16 PURDUE UNIVERSITY USA EXECUTIVE MBA 85.1 17 18
17 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE ASIA-PACIFIC EMBA 84 18 20
18 DUKE UNIVERSITY USA DUKE MBA – GLOBAL EXECUTIVE 83 21 19
19 KELLOGG-YORK UNIVERSITY (SCHULICH) WORLD KELLOG-SCHULICH EMBA 82 24 22
20 RICE UNIVERSITY USA RICE MBA FOR EXECUTIVES 81.7 23 23
21 IMPERIAL COLLEGE UK EXECUTIVE MBA 80 19 21
22 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN USA EXECUTIVE MBA 79 14 15
23 CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON UK EXECUTIVE MBA 78.9 20 17
24 UNIVERSITY OF ST.GALLEN SWITZERLAND EMBA HSG 77 25 26
25 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY USA EXECUTIVE MBA 76 32 31
26 EMORY UNIVERSITY USA WEEKEND EMBA 75 22 24
27 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CANADA ONE YEAR EMBA 74 39 38
28 TORONTO – ST. GALLEN WORLD OMNIUM GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA 73.6 30 32
29 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO CANADA IVEY EMBA 72 36 37
30 IMD SWITZERLAND IMD EMBA 71 42 40
31 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (SMITH) USA SMITH EMBA 70 27 25
32 TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (MAYS) USA TEXAS A&M EMBA 69.6 26 27
33 TULANE UNIVERSITY USA EXECUTIVE MBA 68 44 43
34 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI USA UM EMBA 67 40 42
35 ONEMBA – CHUK RSM UNC FGV SAO PAULO EGADE WORLD ONEMBA 66 38 39
36 EM LYON FRANCE EXECUTIVE MBA 65 37 34
37 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS UC USA EXECUTIVE MBA 64.1 31 28
38 GRENOBLE FRANCE INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE MBA 63 35 36
39 UNIVERSITY OF BATH UK EXECUTIVE MBA 62 28 29
40 ESIC SPAIN SPAIN EXECUTIVE MBA 61
41 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA USA EXECUTIVE MBA 60.6 29 30
42 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER USA EXECUTIVE MBA 59 33 35
43 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG USA EXECUTIVE MBA 58 45 46
44 UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UK EXECUTIVE MBA 57 48 49
45 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY USA EXECUTIVE MBA 56.7 47 44
46 CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY UK EXECUTIVE MBA 55 43 41
47 UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UK EXECUTIVE MBA 54 41 45
48 DURHAM UNIVERSITY UK EXECUTIVE MBA 53.2 50 50
49 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN USA EXECUTIVE MBA 52 49 47
50 UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER UK GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA 51.7 46 48

TOP 50 ONLINE MBA

MBA ONLINE?
Yes, you read that right. There has been a drastic increase in the number of people opting for online courses in recent times. Online MBA’s are becoming increasingly popular since it allows a professional to pursue the degree wile engaged in a full- time company position. These online lectures can be attended at any time of the day.

WHY OPT FOR IT?
In comparison to a full time course where you have to attend lectures the whole day, an online course gives you more flexibility. You need not quit your job while pursuing an online degree. Its an added bonus to those who are looking to get promoted or just as an add-on to their knowledge bank.

TYPES OF ONLINE MBA
Online programmes: This course is taught entirely online and the student need not visit the university or any institution for the course. All study matter needed is also made available to the student online. Combination programmes: This course has a blend of online courses as well as some conducted in the classroom.

THE PROS
• Allows you the flexibility of working while studying.
• The advantage of making money while studying.
• You can own a global degree without the extra expenditure.
• The admission policy is less rigid as compared to full time MBA courses.
• All you need is an internet connection and the will to learn.

THE CONS
• The biggest drawback is that there is no human connect. Lack of networking since there is no interaction with professionals or other students.
• The online course requires completion of a certain number of log-in hours in order to complete the course.
• No chance to go industry visiting or networking with important people from the industry.
• No classroom pressures and so the student might get de-motivated to continue on his own.
• Not as significant as a full time MBA.

top 50 finance
TOP 50 FINANCE

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY SCORE 2014 RANK 2013 RANK 2012 RANK
1 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN 10 1 1 3
2 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL UK 99.7 4 2 1
3 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY USA 99.4 3 3 2
4 LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS UK 99.1 2 4 5
5 ESCP EUROPE EUROPE 98.7 6 10 9
6 ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 98.3 5 6 6
7 MIT USA 97.8 8 5 5
8 HEC PARIS FRANCE 97.5 7 8 7
9 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK 97.2 10 7 8
10 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY USA 97 17 21 20
11 GRENOBLE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FRANCE 96.5 13 11 13
12 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN USA 96 9 9 10
13 TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY USA 95 14 14 11
14 CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON UK 94 16 22 22
15 PEKING UNIVERSITY CHINA 93 12 12 12
16 BOSTON COLLEGE USA 92 11 18 16
17 IMPERIAL COLLEGE UK 91.6 15 13 14
18 EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 91.3 20 15 15
19 PURDUE UNIVERSITY USA 91 19 19 19
20 UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK 90 21 16 18
21 UNIVERSITY OF ST.GALLEN SWITZERLAND 89.6 18 17 17
22 EMLYON BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 88.9 22 20 21
23 CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY UK 88.7 23 23 23
24 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER USA 88 25 27 27
25 NOVA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECO PORTUGAL 87 27 29 32
26 ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NETHERLANDS 86 28 32 29
27 STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS SWEDEN 85 24 24 26
28 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY USA 84 26 30 30
29 UNIVERSITY OF READING UK 83 32 33 37
30 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS UC USA 82.9 29 25 25
31 EADA SPAIN 82.5 30 31 31
32 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK USA 82 31 26 28
33 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY USA 81 35 39 45
34 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA USA 80 36 41 41
35 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UK 79 34 36 36
36 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ST LOUIS USA 78.4 33 28 24
37 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY USA 77 39 34 34
38 LANCASTER UNIVERSITY UK 76 37 43 43
39 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA USA 75.3 38 44 40
40 UNIVERSITY BOCCONI ITALY 74.9 42 38 38
41 UNIVERSITY OF BATH UK 74.6 40 35 35
42 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH USA 73.5 41 42 42
43 UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UK 73 44 46 46
44 VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL BELGIUM 72.5 43 40 39
45 VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY USA 72 47 48 48
46 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY USA 71.6 45 37 33
47 UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE UK 71 46 47 47
48 TULANE UNIVERSITY USA 70 48 45 49
49 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER USA 69 50 49 50
50 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN IRELAND 68 49 50 44

top 50 marketing
TOP 50 MARKETING

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY SCORE 2014 RANK 2013 RANK 2012 RANK
1 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY USA 100 2 3 1
2 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA 99 3 1 3
3 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 98.7 8 5 6
4 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA 97.4 1 2 2
5 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY USA 96.4 4 6 4
6 HEC PARIS FRANCE 95.2 5 8 11
7 UNIVERSITY OF BATH UK 94.1 7 4 5
8 EADA SPAIN 93.6 10 9 12
9 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UK 92.5 6 10 8
10 ESCP EUROPE EUROPE 91.9 9 7 7
11 ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN 90.1 12 13 22
12 COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL DENMARK 89.9 15 11 10
13 ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 88.1 14 15 15
14 ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM NETHERLANDS 87 16 12 9
15 BI NORWEGIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL NORWAY 86 19 18 19
16 TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY USA 85 11 14 17
17 CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON UK 84 18 16 21
18 GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA 83 20 19 13
19 IMPERIAL COLLEGE UK 82.7 13 17 18
20 MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY NETHERLANDS 81 26 24 25
21 EBS BUSINESS SCHOOL GERMANY 80.5 22 23 23
22 CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY UK 79 17 20 16
23 VLERICK MANAGEMENT SCHOOL BELGIUM 78 23 21 20
24 SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 77 25 26 24
25 CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG CHINA 76 24 22 14
26 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY USA 75.2 29 27 26
27 MONASH UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA 74 21 25 28
28 AALTO UNIVERSITY FINLAND 73.3 30 29 29
29 STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY SWEDEN 72 37 34 35
30 BENTLEY UNIVERSITY USA 71 39 36 38
31 LANCASTER UNIVERSITY UK 70.7 27 28 27
32 KING’S COLLEGE LONDON UK 69 31 33 34
33 UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW UK 68 35 38 42
34 UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING UK 67.6 41 39 43
35 ISCTE BUSINESS SCHOOL PORTUGAL 66 42 40 33
36 UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UK 65 32 32 32
37 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY USA 64.6 38 35 37
38 UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE UK 63.1 28 30 30
39 UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE AUSTRALIA 62.6 33 31 31
40 BRUNEL UNIVERSITY UK 61 40 37 41
41 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN IRELAND 60 34 42 39
42 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK 59 36 44 40
43 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI USA 58.5 45 41 36
44 UNIVERSITY OF KENT UK 57 44 43 44
45 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY AUSTRALIA 56 48 46 46
46 UNIVERSITY OF READING UK 55.7 50 48 49
47 UNIVERSITY OF ASTON UK 54 47 45 45
48 UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UK 53.6 46 47 47
49 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY USA 52 43 50 48
50 COVENTRY UNIVERSITY UK 51.5 49 49 50

management
TOP 50 MANAGEMENT

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY SCORE 2014 RANK 2013 RANK 2012 RANK
1 MIT USA 100 3 1 3
2 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN 99.8 2 2 2
3 LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS UK 99.4 1 3 1
4 ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NETHERLANDS 99.1 5 5 6
5 HEC PARIS FRANCE 98.3 6 4 5
6 ESCP EUROPE EUROPE 97.4 4 6 4
7 ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN 97 8 11 12
8 UNIVERSITY OF ST.GALLEN SWITZERLAND 96.5 10 13 15
9 EMLYON BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 96 7 9 7
10 UNIVERSITY BOCCONI ITALY 95 11 14 17
11 IMPERIAL COLLEGE UK 94.6 9 7 9
12 MANNHEIM BUSINESS SCHOOL GERMANY 93.7 14 10 8
13 HHL LEIPZIG GRADUATE SCHOOL GERMANY 92.8 12 12 11
14 ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 91 13 8 10
15 COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL DENMARK 90 16 20 23
16 HEC MONTREAL CANADA 89 20 29 27
17 CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON UK 88 15 19 16
18 IAG-LOUVAIN BELGIUM 87 24 26 24
19 BORDEAUX UNIVERSITY FRANCE 86 17 16 21
20 DUKE UNIVERSITY USA 85 18 21 20
21 MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY NETHERLANDS 84 21 23 22
22 EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 83 19 17 13
23 NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS NORWAY 82 22 31 31
24 UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK 81 28 24 26
25 TELECOM BUSINESS SCHOOL FRANCE 80 27 27 30
26 THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT USA 79.6 26 15 18
27 UNIVERSITY OF BATH UK 78 23 28 29
28 BRUNEL UNIVERSITY UK 77 25 30 28
29 GRENOBLE GRADUATE SOB WORLD 76 29 18 14
30 VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL BELGIUM 75 31 22 19
31 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK 74.6 30 25 25
32 WARSAW SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT POLAND 73 34 37 38
33 UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UK 72.3 36 47 48
34 UNIVERSITY OF READING UK 71 35 40 40
35 ASTON UNIVERSITY UK 70 33 42 39
36 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK 69 37 34 37
37 LANCASTER UNIVERSITY UK 68.6 41 35 32
38 UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS CZECH REP 67 32 39 35
39 POLITECNICO DI MILANO ITALY 66 38 32 34
40 UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE GERMANY 65 42 33 36
41 AARHUS UNIVERSITY DENMARK 64 39 45 47
42 UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UK 63.4 43 41 41
43 BI NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NORWAY 62 40 38 42
44 ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY UK 61 48 49 49
45 NYENRODE BUSINESS UNIVERSITEIT NETHERLANDS 60.5 46 43 44
46 SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY CHINA 59 44 44 46
47 UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE UK 58 45 36 33
48 ANTWERP MANAGEMENT SCHOOL BELGIUM 57.6 49 46 45
49 BRADFORD UNIVERSITY UK 56 50 48 50
50 CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PORTUGAL PORTUGAL 55 47 50 43

FACTOR RANKINGS AN INSIDE VIEW

TO FIND WHAT MAKES A WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION SPECIAL, WE ASKED CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI ABOUT THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN AND AROUND THE CAMPUS OF THEIR B-SCHOOL. HERE ARE THE RESULTS

DIVERSITY OF STUDENTS

diversity of student

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN
2 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
3 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
4 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA USA
5 MIT USA
6 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
7 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY USA
8 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY UK
9 DUKE UNIVERSITY USA
10 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA

DIVERSITY OF FACULTY

diversity of faculty

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
2 MIT USA
3 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA
4 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL UK
5 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE USA
6 ESADE SPAIN
7 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
8 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA
9 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK
10 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA

INNOVATION OF PROGRAMMES

inovation of program123

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN
2 ESADE SPAIN
3 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
4 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
5 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA USA
6 IESE SPAIN
7 HEC PARIS FRANCE
8 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
9 MIT USA
10 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR USA

INNOVATION OF TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

inovation of teaching methodology

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
2 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
3 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN
4 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY USA
5 IESE SPAIN
6 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY USA
7 MIT USA
8 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO USA
9 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
10 INSEAD FRANCE

VALUE FOR MONEY

value for money

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 IIM AHMEDABAD INDIA
2 IIM CALCUTTA INDIA
3 INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS INDIA
4 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
5 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CANADA
6 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG CHINA
7 MCGILL UNIVERSITY CANADA
8 SP JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT INDIA
9 HONG KONG UST CHINA
10 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY USA

CAMPUS SUPPORT

campus support

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
2 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
3 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
4 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA
5 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG CHINA
6 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
7 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO USA
8 MCGILL UNIVERSITY CANADA
9 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CANADA
10 INSEAD

CAREER SERVICES

career service

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
2 IIM AHMEDABAD INDIA
3 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
4 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA
5 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
6 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA
7 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
8 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO USA
9 INSEAD FRANCE
10 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

extracurricular activities

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA USA
2 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR USA
3 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
4 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO USA
5 MIT USA
6 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
7 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA
8 DUKE UNIVERSITY USA
9 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY USA
10 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE

EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

exchange programs

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL UK
2 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN
3 INSEAD FRANCE
4 IIM AHMEDABAD INDIA
5 HEC PARIS FRANCE
6 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
7 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
8 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA
9 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY USA
10 DUKE UNIVERSITY USA

STUDENT SATISFACTION

student satisfaction

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
2 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
3 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA USA
4 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
5 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL UK
6 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA
7 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN
8 INSEAD FRANCE
9 IESE SPAIN
10 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE USA

RECRUITER SATISFACTION

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
2 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
3 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
4 LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL UK
5 IIM AHMEDABAD INDIA
6 INSEAD FRANCE
7 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY USA
8 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA USA
9 IE BUSINESS SCHOOL SPAIN
10 MIT USA

ALUMNI SATISFACTION

RANK INSTITUTE COUNTRY
1 STANFORD UNIVERSITY USA
2 HARVARD UNIVERSITY USA
3 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA USA
4 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USA
5 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY USA
6 CORNELL UNIVERSITY USA
7 INSEAD FRANCE
8 IESE SPAIN
9 MIT USA
10 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE

RANKING METHODOLOGY

HOW WE CHOSE THE INSTITUTETES?

We chose 1550 institutes across the world after having discussions with students, recruiters and faculty. We also consulted professional organisations such as AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Youth Inc’s Research Unit (YRU) also studied domestic rankings in various countries to find the best institutes. All the institutes were sent identical surveys. We then contacted current students, alumni as well as local and international recruiters and gathered specific information about the institutes.

20% Alumni

20% Institute

20% Current Students

40% Recruiters

{SOURCE OF INFORMATION}

FACTORS CONSIDERED
1. Recruiter Perception – Identical surveys were sent to recruiters worldwide. The recruiters were asked to rate the institutes that they were most likely to recruit from. The recruiters were also asked to rate the students they have recruited from specific business schools on several criteria including leadership potential and strategic thinking.
2. Diversity of Students – The institutes were asked to report the total number of students on campus and what percentage of the students were international and speak two or more languages. Gender diversity of the students was also considered.
3. Diversity of Faculty – The institutes were asked to report the total number of faculty on campus and what percentage of the faculty was international, hold a doctorate degree and accredited with their own publishing material. Gender diversity of faculty was also considered.
4. Innovation of Programmes – We considered the different ways to construct degree programmes as well as the choice students have in terms of selecting electives.
5. Innovation in Teaching Methodologies – Institutes were asked to select different teaching methodologies that we considered innovative. Some of these included company visits, dual or multiple majors and course collaborations between different departments at the institute. Our list was selected after surveying students across different campuses worldwide.
6. Value for Money – We considered students and alumni opinions on whether a particular institute was perceived as ‘value for money’. We also asked institutes to state the percentage of students who received some sort of funding from the institutes in terms of scholarships etc.
7. Campus Support – We asked the institutes, current students and alumni to select the different types of assistance provided by the student office or a similar body on campus. Our list was selected after surveying students across different campuses worldwide.
8. Career Service We asked the institutes, current students and alumni about the availability and functioning of a career service cell and how active such a service was for the students. We also considered what percentage of students were actually placed through the institute’s career service cell, how long it look for such placements and what the average starting salaries were.
9. Exchange Programmes – Institutes were asked to report the percentage of students that opted for exchange programmes. We also considered the exchange students present on the institute’s campus.
10. Student Satisfaction – Current students and alumni were asked to rate their institutes on various factors including career services, attitude of staff and professors, location, and course content.

ACTUAL METHODOLOGY
We sent invitations to 1550 institutes. Institutes were provided a password using which they could send us their completed survey online. They were asked to answer questions relating to full time faculty, career service, student and program information and all the factors listed above.
We also contacted current students and alumni of the institutes and asked them to rate specific statements which were pertaining to the factors we considered in this ranking. All the institutes preferred to send the survey links to their students and alumni directly. Over 14800 recruiters were sent emails with a survey. The recruiter list was prepared from the responses of the institutes and also included internationally well known recruiters. The recruiters were asked to enlist institutes that they were likely to recruit from.
Below is a summary of the factors and the weight-age given to each factor when we ranked the institutes Each factor was made up of a set of questions. The total percentage attributed to that factor was based on the average score of the responses multiplied by the assigned weight-age. We then totalled the
score from all factors and sorted the scores from highest to lowest. The institute with the highest score was ranked first.

information reported

information reported-3

NOT JUST NUMBERS!
After we received the total computed scores for the institutes, we subjectively analyzed the data provided by the institutes, current students, alumni and recruiters. If we found discrepancies in the satisfaction scores and the subjective descriptions, we omitted the data.

INSTITUTES THAT DID NOT FILL OUT THE SURVEY REPORTS IN TIME
Out of 1,400 institutes that were contacted, 150 institutes did not complete the survey on time or did not
respond. We used publicly available information on the institutes to include them in our ranking. We also contacted current students, alumni and recruiters of these institutes and compared the data we received with the data from institutes that did participate.

SPECIAL NOTES
Masters in Finance – The programmes include the pre-experience as well as the post-experience Masters programmes. The ranking also includes the programmes which are recently established.
Masters in Management – Certain Masters of management programmes  with specialisations are also included in the ranking.
Masters in Marketing – Combination courses of marketing with communication and other fields are also included in the rankings.
Online MBA – Certain factors such as campus support and exchange programmes were omitted in the factors considered for the ranking.
Executive MBA – Certain factors such as campus support and exchange programmes were omitted in the factors considered for the rankings.

 

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