Indian Business Schools, ISB Hyderabad’s and IIM Calcutta’s One year MBA programme have been ranked in top 3 by the THE-WSJ rankings.
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THE-WSJ Rankings: ISB and IIM Calcutta Ranked Among Top 3 in 1 Year MBA Course

Indian Business school has added another feather in their cap. One year MBA programme of Indian Business Schools, ISB Hyderabad and IIM Calcutta have been ranked in top 3 by the THE-WSJ rankings.

In the maiden survey conducted by Times Higher Education and Wall Street Journal (THE-WSJ) on Management Education domain, two Management institutes from India made it to the top three positions.


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ISB Hyderabad ranked at position 2 and IIM Calcutta Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) course is ranked at position 3 in a Times Higher Education- Wall Street Journal ranking of one year MBA degree programmes. The top spot has been grabbed by the one year MBA degree offered at the University of Hong Kong.

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A total of 35-one year MBA degree programmes were ranked based on performance across parameters such as resources, engagement, outcomes and environment.

ISB Hyderabad has outranked IIM Calcutta only by a little margin, the overall score for ISB Hyderabad was 75.7, the overall score for IIM Calcutta was 75.5.

PGP Programme offered by ISB Hyderabad was recently ranked as first in India and fifth in Asia by Financial Times Rankings.


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Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, IBS Hyderabad, said that the prominence of the institute in THE-WSJ ranking and Financial times ranking was due to the ‘faculty efforts and achievements, student and alumni success and staff dedication and excellence.’

Speaking of the achievement, IIM Calcutta Dean of New Initiatives & External Relations, Professor Prashant Mishra said: “We are thrilled that our PGPEX programme has been recognised in this prestigious THE-WSJ rankings”.  He further added that “This achievement is a testament to the commitment and high quality of work accomplished by our faculty, alumni, staff and students”.

Top Tier: One-Year MBA Degree University

Rank University Country
1 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
2 Indian School of Business India
3 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta India
4 S P Jain School of Global Management Australia
5 IMD Switzerland
6 Western University: Ivey Canada
7 Cranfield School of Management United Kingdom
8 Melbourne Business School Australia
9 NUS Business School Singapore
10 HEC Paris France

Apart from ISB and IIM Calcutta no one Indian B-School is ranked in the THE-WSJ rankings

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THE-WSJ Rankings Methodology

The THE-WSJ rankings were done on the basis of  the data collected through the alumni survey, which was taken by more than 23,000 students from three different cohorts:

  • Students who finished their studies in 2012
  • Students who finished in 2013
  • Students who completed their studies in 2015

The ranking is based on 20 individual performance indicators combining to create an overall score that reflects the strength of each programme and school.

One-year MBA programme in India is offered to those with substantial work experience. None of the Indian management institutes has been able to make it to the top 50 of two-year MBA degree programme. One Year MBA is now the leading programmes that help participants hone their skills while tackling real-world challenges and prepares them for senior and top management roles in today’s dynamic business ecosystem.

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