Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Financial Times 2011 MBA Ranking

The 2011 ranking has been released. This year, the only Asian business school HKUST Business School occupied the Top 10 position. The other Asian business schools within Top 100 were: India Institute of Management Ahmedabad IIMA (11), Indian School of Business (13), CEIBS (17), Singapore's NUS School 0f Business (23), Singapore's Nanyang Business School (33) and South Korea's Kaist College of Business (99).

Here are the top 10: (2010 ranking in parentheses)
1. London Business School (1)
1. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton (2)
3. Harvard Business School (3)
4. Insead (5)
5. Stanford University GSB (4)
6. HK UST Business School (9)
7. Columbia Business School (6)
8. IE Business School (6)
9. MIT Sloan School of Management (9)
9. Iese Business School (11)

Click here for the full top 100 2011 ranking.

Jimmy Low


Katie said...

I'm surprised not to see Thunderbird on the list. I know that they were ranked #1 by Financial Times for their International Business full time MBA. Considering Thunderbird is one of the best International Business Schools you'd think they would be in the top for their MBA programs, and more so since they are ranked #1 by Financial Times for a program and possibly more. It's hard to keep up with all of the rankings available.

mytrainmaster said...

Perhaps when all criteria were considered and weighted, Thunderbird may not be the first. All these years the 10 top more or less remained the same. Some moved up, other down but you see some of the big names in the game always there. Tuck Dartmouth used to be on top 10 but have now disappeared to top 20. And the Indian and Chinese business schools have moved up.

I always recommend that MBA aspirants look at the specialisation they are interested in eg. international business, entrepreneurship etc. Some business schools focus heavily on certain specialisation(s), and so it might make more sense to go there. Again, it is what you want from the MBA. If you want big names in your CV, then go for the top 10.

Katie said...

@ mytrainmaster - thanks! Considering Thunderbird is highly ranked for their International program I think it would be a good choice for me, as you mentioned to look at the specialty. Thanks again!