15 February 2009

Indian B-school in global top 15

Indian B-school in global top 15

World's top 15 business schools

February 2, 2009

The much-awaited Global MBA Rankings 2009 published annually by Financial Times, London, is finally out.

While you will find the usual suspects in the top 10 with the London Business School and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania sharing the numero uno spot, the Shanghai-based China European International Business School (Ceibs) has been ranked eighth, the first time ever any Chinese business school has found a place in the top 10 ever since this survey began a decade ago.

Interestingly, Indian School of Business -- the only Indian management school to figure in this list of 100 -- has ramped up its 2009 position to the 15th spot.

Here's a lowdown on the top 15 business schools as they appear in the Global MBA Rankings 2009.

London Business School: Rank 1
Country: UK

London Business School jumped two places up in the 2009 survey compared to its 3rd rank last year.

Amongst its other achievements London Business School -- sharing the top spot with Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania -- boasts of a community that includes 1,300 plus students each year from 121 countries, 150 plus teaching faculty from more than 30 countries and 27,800 alumni based in more than 120 countries.

Situated in Regent's Park, London, London Business School offers degree programmes like MBA, executive MBA, EMBA-global, Dubai-London executive MBA, Sloan Fellowship MSc, Masters in finance, and PhDs.

Average alumni salary today (in US $): 1,46,565

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: Rank 1
Country: USA

Established in 1881 in Philadelphia, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is the world's first collegiate business school has 84,000 plus alumni in 139 countries, 25 plus research centres and initiatives and 11 academic departments.

The university offers executive education programmes in subjects like finance/wealth, management, healthcare, corporate governance, marketing/sales and technology and operations apart from a host of other courses.

Average alumni salary today (in US $): 1,69,784

Harvard Business School: Rank 3
Country: USA

February 2, 2009

Offering management courses since 1908, Harvard Graduate School of Business started with a student population of 33 regular and 47 special students and a 15-member faculty.

It reached one of its famous milestones in 1959 when the school admitted women graduates to the second year MBA programme.

Harvard Business School moved up one position in 2009 to rank 3rd against its 2008 position.

Average alumni salary today (in US $): 1,63,637

Indian School of Business
Country: India

February 2, 2009

A meteoric rise from number 20 is how one can describe Indian School of Business' jump to the 15th position in the Global MBA Rankings 2009 survey.

With over 442 students enrolled for the class of 2009 for its one-year MBA programme the mean and median GMAT score of its student is 714 and 720 respectively.

Established in 2001 by a group of Indian industrialists and academicians ISB is the only Indian management school to make its mark in this global survey.

Average alumni salary today (in US $): 1,48,339

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