Overseas MBA: Go to UK and US

Even within the 100 best MBAs in the world, there are over 50+ schools spread over Europe and partly in East Asia and China, which offer world class MBA programmes.

From the latest rankings published by Financial Times and Economist, we have identified 50 schools which offer such programmes. Interestingly, both the Economist and FT differ widely when it comes to ranking of schools. For example, IIM Ahmedabad is ranked 11th best by FT, while it is a poor 78 in the Economist ranking. In general, Asian schools are ranked higher in FT.

The primary reason for such a differential lies in the methodology adopted. While the Economist depends on holistic parameters like pedagogy, research, placements and salaries, FT focuses substantially on career development, research, and diversity and reach of the institution. And it is this diversity of focus that determines where a school stands. So while looking for an MBA course, move beyond the obvious. A year in any of these institutions is quite a valuable experience.

Select list of non-US/UK institutions

School name
 Location
FT*Rank
Econ.* Rank
Argentina
98
—
Australia
35
—
Australia
53
32
Australia
—
46
Australia
—
58
Australia
—
73
Belgium
55
41
Canada
57
64
Canada
80
82
Canada
46
—
Canada
46
—
Canada
49
9
Canada
—
80
Canada
—
81
Canada
—
96
China
6
62
China
17
91
China
—
36
China
—
88
Costa Rica
77
—
Denmark
—
83
France
100
43
France
18
—
France
 
14
France
—
54
France
—
63
France
—
74
France/Singapore
4
19
Germany
—
42
Ireland
78
38
Italy 
96
—
Italy
28
66
Italy
64
—
Netherlands
36
67
Netherlands
90
93
Singapore
33
69
Singapore
23
86
South Africa
60
—
South Africa
—
76
South Africa
99
—
Spain
84
95
Spain
21
17
Spain
8
24
Spain
9
10

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