HR names top MBA business schools

by 05 Dec 2011

A new report has revealed the world’s top business schools and the institutions preferred by MBA employers.

The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, conducted by the QS Intelligence Unit, is the only report tailored to rank MBA programs according to MBA employers, and canvasses the preferences of more than 2,000 HR managers and recruiters worldwide.

Australian institutions ranked highly on the list, and the number of universities from the Asia-Pacific region included on the list increased from 10 in 2004, to 36 in 2011.

Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS, said “This rapid rise in the number of internationally recognised schools is indicative of the improving standards of Asian and Australian institutions, as employers increasingly recognise the quality of MBA graduates from certain schools the region.”

He added that Australian business schools continue impress MBA employers, and of the 36 Asia-Pacific business schools of the list, 11 were located in Australia.

Key figures from the report included:

Top 3 Asia-Pacific business schools most favoured by international employers

 

2011 ranking

Institution

Country/Region

1

INSEAD- Singapore

Singapore

2

IIM, Ahmedabad

India

3

Melbourne Business School

Australia

Australian business schools most favoured by employers

 

School name

Regional rank

Base salary

No. of students in class

Avg work experience (years)

Year of graduation

Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne
 

2

$112, 302

105

5

2010

University of New South Wales, AGSM MBA Programs
 

4

$112,746

65

2010

Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University
 

11

$120, 600

45 

10 

2010

Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics
 

13

No data

8

2010

UTS: Business, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
 

17

No data

353 

2010

Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong
 

18

$102, 500

99 

2010

The Australian National University, ANU College of Business and Economics
 

19

No data

72 

2010

School of Business, Bond University
 

20

No data

61 

2010

QUT Graduate School of Business
 

21

$104, 756 

No data 

2010

La Trobe University, Graduate School of Management
 

22

$110, 000

289 

2010

The University of Adelaide Business School
 

25

No data

80 

2010

The University of Western Australia Business School
 

26

No data

47 

6

2010

Swinburne University of Technology, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship
 

29

No data

12

No data

2010

Notably, Melbourne Business School was identified as the leading Australian institution in the following specialisations:

  • International Management (12th)
  • Marketing (16th)
  • Strategy (28th)
  • Leadership (24th)
  • Information management (16th)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (29th)

For HR managers looking into studying an MBA, Edinburgh Business School (EBS) is currently taking applications for its Australasian Scholarship Scheme. Each MBA scholarship is worth $19,600.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, intellectual ability, evidence of national commitment and future impact.

Malcolm Kinns, general manager of EBS, said an MBA program “opens doors for your career and can help you to achieve your professional and personal goals”.

For additional information on the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report and the full rankings, click here.

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