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Global MBA Colleges Ranking 2012

by Ritu Chandna

IIM-A and ISB Hyderabad make it to the Top 20 global B-schools in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking for 2012. While Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) stood tall in at Rank No. 11, ISB Hyderabad slipped from No. 13 last year to No. 20 this year.

Speaking on the occasion Sriram Gopalakrishnan, Director - Marketing and Communications, Indian School of Business (ISB) said "It is a very proud moment for us as we have consistently made it to the list of Top 20 B-Schools for last five years."

FT ranks IIM-A and ISB as Best B-Schools in India

IIM-A Postgraduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGP-X) bagged the institute its crowning ranking and ISB has been ranked for its One Year full-time management programme for working executives in FT MBA rankings 2012.

Released today, the FT B-School rankings 2012 are based upon the selection criteria demanding the participating schools to be internationally accredited; and the management programme must have run for at least four consecutive years. Out of 150 B-Schools that participated, FT-ranked IIM-Ahmedabad as the top business school in terms of career progression and ISB bagged 29th position for it. The FT Business School Ranking 2012 has been based upon the data compiled from respective schools as well as their alumni.

"While the rankings are based on multiple parameters, the one area where we were ranked number one in the whole world was in career progression of our students. It is because of this that we have been able to maintain our 11th rank in the global MBA list brought out by FT," said Saral Mukherjee, chairperson of PGPX at IIM-A on this proud occasion.

Out of 11 B-Schools participating from USA, Stanford Graduate School of Business has come a long way to reach the No.1 spot from being No. 4 for the past two years. Harvard business school which ranked No. 3 for the last three years is now No. 2 and University of Pennsylvania: Wharton has slipped to No. 3 from the being No. 1 last year. Other schools that participated and made it to the list include London Business School, UK (No. 4); Columbia Business School, US (No. 5), Insead, France/Singapore (No 6), MIT: Sloan, US (No. 7), IE Business School, Spain (No. 8), Iese Business School, Spain (No. 9), Hong Kong UST Business School, China (No. 10).

Check the FT Global B-School Rankings 2012 here.

School name Country Rank '12 Rank '11 Rank '10
Stanford Graduate School of Business United States of America 1 4 4
Harvard Business School United States of America 2 3 3
University of Pennsylvania: Wharton United States of America 3 1 2
London Business School United Kingdom 4 1 1
Columbia Business School United States of America 5 7 6
Insead France/Singapore 6 4 5
MIT: Sloan United States of America 7 9 8
IE Business School Spain 8 8 6
Iese Business School Spain 9 9 11
Hong Kong UST Business School China 10 6 9
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) India 11 11 0
University of Chicago: Booth United States of America 12 12 9
IMD Switzerland 13 14 15
University of California at Berkeley: Haas United States of America 14 14 28
Duke University: Fuqua United States of America 15 20 20
Northwestern University: Kellogg United States of America 16 21 22
New York University: Stern United States of America 17 15 13
HEC Paris France 18 18 18
Dartmouth College: Tuck United States of America 19 18 13
Indian School of Business India 20 13 12

Follow the space for more on FT Top 20 B-School Rankings 2012.


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Last Updated At Dec 07, 2012


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