FT Masters In Management 2018 Rankings: IIMA, IIMB and IIIC in Top Asian B-Schools
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FT Masters In Management 2018 Rankings: IIMA, IIMB and IIIC in Top Asian B-Schools

The FT Masters in Management 2018 Rankings features 104 Business Schools programs across the globe, up from 102 last year based on various criteria. Indian top Management Institutes, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have improved their position from 2017 ranking. Switzerland’s University of St Gallen has retained the number 1 rank for the eighth successive year in the 14th edition of FT Masters in Management 2018 Rankings.

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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has emerged as the number one B-school in the country followed by IIM Calcutta and IIM Bangalore. According to the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking, IIM Ahmedabad ranked at position 2 followed by IIM Calcutta ranked number three in Asian B-Schools.



Globally, IIM Ahmedabad has ranked at 19, improved 2 positions from its previous 21 rank in 2017. IIM Calcutta was ranked 23 in 2018 — a slight improvement from its previous rank of 28 last year. IIM Bangalore is at same position i.e 26 as ranked the last year 2017.


Asia’s largest democracies – India and China have dominated Top 6 positions with IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Bangalore at Rank 2, 3 & 5 respectively, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Skema Business School and Tongji University School of Economics and Management, China at number 1, 4 and 6 correspondingly.

These rankings are based on the data collected from top 10 B-Schools on the various subjects they teach.

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FT Masters In Management 2018 Rankings: Top 10 B-Schools in Asia

1. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Antai- China

2. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad- India

3. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta- India

4. Skema Business School- China

5. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore- India

6. Tongji University School of Economics and Management- China

7. Grenoble Ecole de Management- Singapore

8. IQS/FJU/USF- Taiwan

9. Hult International Business School- China

10. Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian- Singapore

The FT Masters In Management 2018 Rankings were calculated according to the information collected through two separate surveys: the first one was conducted by the business schools and the second by alumni who graduated in 2015.

The IIM Calcutta release said, “based on the 2015 graduates’ ratings of their own programme, subject-wise, IIM Calcutta has been ranked number 1 in Economics and number 7 in Finance as subjects taught at the business schools”.

The academic infrastructure, sports facilities and all other possible areas of resources have gained substantially and as per the world standard to attract more and more international students. “Our alliance with CEMS and ESCP Europe have paved the way to garner double degree programme a success. Coupled with student exchange programme with globally well-known business schools, currently IIM Calcutta is tied up with over 100 such schools and the exchange programme is gaining momentum every year. “In 2017-18, 133 students from IIM Calcutta participated in exchange programme, while 87 students from partner schools spent their term at IIM Calcutta,” the release added.

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FT Masters In Management 2018 Rankings: Top 30 Business Schools in World

The London Business School (LBS) is ranked 3rd, moving up one places from the 4th rank it held in 2017. HEC ParisFrance retains the second spot and Essec Business School (France and Singapore) gets pushed up to the 4th rank from its 5th position last year. The major setback is for IE Business School, Spain which moved to position 10 in 2018 from 3rd position in 2017 and 7 position in the year 2016.

2018 Ranking 2017 Ranking School name Country Programme name
1 1 University of St Gallen Switzerland MA in Strategy and International Management
2 2 HEC Paris France HEC MSc in Management
3 4 London Business School UK Master in Management
4 5 Essec Business School France / Singapore MSc in Management
5 6 ESCP Europe FR / UK / DE / ES / IT ESCP Europe Master in Management
6 10 Università Bocconi Italy MSc in International Management
7 15 University College Dublin: Smurfit Ireland MSc in International Management
8 11 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands MSc in International Management
9  9 Cems Many locations Cems Masters in International Management
10 3 IE Business School Spain MSc in  Management
11 8 Esade Business School Spain MSc in International Management
12 23 Stockholm School of Economics Sweden MSc in International Business
13 13 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)  Austria Master in International Management
14 12 University of Mannheim Germany Mannheim Master in Management
15 14 Imperial College Business School UK MSc in Management
16 7 WHU Beisheim Germany MSc in Management
17 17 Edhec Business School France Edhec Master in Management**
18 32 Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai China Master of Management Science and Engineering
19 30 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad  India Post Graduate Programme in Management
20 Kozminski University Poland Master in Management
21 21 Warwick Business School UK MSc in Management
22 University of Economics, Prague Czech Republic International Master in Management
23 28 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta India Post Graduate Programme in Management
23 23 St Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management Russia Master in Management
25 35 Skema Business School France / US / China / Brazil Global MSc in Management
26 26 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore India Post Graduate Programme in Management
27 25 University of Sydney Business School Australia Master of Management
28 41 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany Master in Management
28 19 HEC Lausanne Switzerland MSc in Management
30 17 Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal International Masters in Management

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FT Masters in Management 2018 Rankings Methodology

FT laid down the strict criteria for Schools to be eligible for evaluation. The schools must be either AACSB or Equis accredited and their programmes must be full-time, cohort-based and have a minimum of 30 graduates each year.

The rankings are calculated according to information collected through two separate surveys, the first completed by the business schools and the second by alumni who graduated in 2015.

Meanwhile, FT has changed its methodology and started collecting information about alumni’s first jobs after graduation. These data are used in conjunction with information about their current jobs, three years later. It enables FT to calculate their salary increase since graduation as well as their career progress, which is based on changes in alumni’s level of seniority and the size of the company they work for between graduation and three years after graduation.

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