For the second consecutive year, Stanford Graduate School of Business in California proved again as the world’s best B-school in the FT Global MBA Rankings 2019 of the best 100 MBA programmes. ISB is ranked number one in India and is the only Business school from India to feature among the top 25 Institutes of the FT Global MBA Rankings 2019 list. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) from Shanghai is the top-ranked B-School from Asia ranked 5, up from position 8 in 2018.
Indian Premier B-schools, Indian School of Business, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore have improved their positions in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019, while Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad slipped by 16 positions to 47 in 2019 rankings.
ISB was ranked 24th as against the 28th position in 2018, IIM Calcutta is at 49th position from the 78th rank in the previous year and IIM Bangalore’s one-year executive postgraduate programme (EPGP) stood at 33rd position, improving from 35th position in 2018.
|Institute||Rank in 2019||Rank in 2018|
This Year, IIM Ahmedabad’s PGPX, fell from last year’s 31st position to 47th position. IIM Calcutta made the biggest leap this year. It was IIM Calcutta’s PGPEX which saw the highest rise in its rankings of 29 places to be ranked at 49th position in the FT Global MBA Rankings 2019, up from 78th position last year.
Globally, ISB’s alumni salary increase is the third highest at 187 per cent, behind China’s Fudan University School of Management’s 195 per cent, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Antai’s 193 per cent, respectively.
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ISB Dean Rajendra Srivastava was quoted in media, “It is very heartening to see three other prominent business schools from India feature in the Top 100 B-Schools. ISB was established with a vision to be a globally top-ranked, research-driven management institution. After 12 years of the School’s consistent top performance in the FT Global MBA Rankings 2019 we can be proud of our global positioning as an institute of eminence from India. This goes a long way in helping strengthen the ‘Study in India’ initiative and help promote India as a destination for high-quality management education.”
ISB in a statement, said several factors have contributed to this improvement in the rankings. It said with a 187 per cent salary increase of its alumni, ISB is ranked third worldwide on that parameter. In terms of the number of students who are placed within three months of graduation, ISB ranks pretty high.
“With 34 per cent women students, ISB has the largest intake of women students among Indian business schools,” said the statement.
Top 100 Schools By Countries in FT Global MBA Rankings 2019
|Country||Schools per country*|
|Singapore, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain||3|
|Costa Rica, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea||1|
FT Global MBA Rankings 2019: Top 30 B-School
Stanford Graduate School of Business in California continued to top the FT Ranking chart while Harvard Business School is ranked number two, improving two places from its 4th position in 2018. INSEAD rank dropped again to at position 3, which was ranked at 2 in 2018 and 1 in 2017 FT Rankings. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is in the fourth place, followed by the CEIBS, China which jumps to 5th position from 8th in 2018.
|B-School Name||Country||Rank in 2019||Rank in 2018|
|Stanford Graduate School of Business||US||1||1|
|Harvard Business School||US||2||5|
|University of Pennsylvania: Wharton||US||4||3|
|London Business School||UK||6||4|
|University of Chicago: Booth||US||7||6|
|Columbia Business School||US||9||7|
|University of California at Berkeley: Haas||US||10||10|
|Yale School of Management||US||11||15|
|Iese Business School||Spain||12||11|
|University of Oxford: Saïd||UK||13||27|
|Northwestern University: Kellogg||US||14||12|
|Dartmouth College: Tuck||US||15||16|
|University of Cambridge: Judge||UK||16||13|
|National University of Singapore Business School||Singapore||17||18|
|HKUST Business School||China||18||14|
|Duke University: Fuqua||US||19||19|
|Esade Business School||Spain||21||20|
|IMD Business School||Switzerland||22||24|
|University of Virginia: Darden||US||23||32|
|Indian School of Business||India||24||28|
|New York University: Stern||US||25||23|
|Cornell University: Johnson||US||27||17|
|University of Michigan: Ross||US||28||26|
|Georgetown University: McDonough||US||29||30|
|Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore||Singapore||30||22|
Source: FT Global MBA Ranking 2019
FT Ranking Methodology
The FT’s ranking is based on surveys of business schools and their graduates of 2015. MBA programs are assessed according to the value for the money, career progression of their alumni, the school’s idea generation and the diversity of students and faculty.
The FT Global MBA Rankings ranks 100 top global one-year and two-year postgraduate programmes for candidates with prior work experience. Unlike ISB, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) who offer one-year programmes for executives with prior work experience are qualified in the FT Global MBA Rankings.
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