Top MBA programmes in Asia-Pacific

INSEAD has topped the latest QS Global MBA 2018 Rankings for Asia, Australia & New Zealand.

The QS Global MBA Rankings 2018 is out and INSEAD has come out tops in the Asia-Pacific and Europe. Globally, it is ranked second behind Harvard Business School.

Taking second place in the Asia, Australia & New Zealand rankings was China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Melbourne Business School, University of Hong Kong, and the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales filled out the rest of the top five, respectively.

The programmes were on the five indicators listed below:

  • Employability (40%): Includes employability metric based on employer reputation and a weighting for employment rate for students three months post-graduation based on MBA CSEA standards. Partly measured through the QS Global Employer Survey.
  • Return on Investment (20%):  Comparison of opportunity cost of undertaking the programme against the annual salary premium a student is set to earn, over a 10-year period.
  • Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (15%): Identifies 40,000 C-level executives from the biggest companies in the world and the programmes they have been associated with. Entrepreneurship is also included as a key component of this indicator.
  • Thought Leadership (15%): Combined score of academic reputation, percentage of faculty with PhD, and research impact measured by citations per paper ratio.   
  • Diversity (10%): Percentage of female students and faculty members as well as the percentage of international faculty and international mix of students. 

This year’s rankings highlight 232 programmes from around the world. In total, 250 programmes were analysed from early 2017, through three different surveys:; the QS Global Employer Survey, the QS Global Academic Survey and a survey completed by the business schools themselves. This last covered indicators such as graduate salary and class profile. 

To see the rest of the rankings, please click here.

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