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ISB ranked among top 50 Global MBAs for Finance

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has made it to the top 50 global MBAs for Finance, in the latest rankings released by the Financial Times, London. Ranked at Number 46, it is the only Indian B-School to feature in the list. It is ranked fourth in the world in terms of percentage of salary increase for its alumni, in the financial services industries, with a growth of 135%. Also notable is that ISB is ranked number 46 for its research in the area of finance.

Sharing this with the ISB community, Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB, said, "We are delighted that ISB has made it to the global list of top MBAs for finance.  This has been possible thanks to the success of our alumni, the research credentials of our faculty, support from our associate schools and the industry.  The practical insights, teaching and research greatly enhance the learning curve of our students, making them future ready - a fact affirmed by 82% of our alumni who have responded that they have been able to meet their career goals."

A large number of the 8500 plus ISB alumni network work in the financial services sector, in companies such as CitiGroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, J P Morgan Chase, Barclays Bank, Societe Generale, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Matrix Partners, UBS among others, and several of them run their own ventures. A vibrant group, the alumni in this vertical has joined hands to start ‘Artha’ - a platform that connects students and alumni, with the industry leaders and policymakers in the area of finance and banking. Enthused by its success, the alumni are now forming themselves into a Special Interest Group (SIG) in the area of Fintech.

On the research front, ISB has had an enviable track record of research and teaching in the area of finance, thanks to the many accomplishments and awards of its resident faculty complemented by the support of the senior faculty from its associate schools. The Finance faculty, all of whom earned their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the top-most institutions in the country and their PhDs from the top universities in the world, have published over a dozen research papers in top-ranked peer-reviewed international journals till date. Several of them are on the boards of banks and financial institutions, such as the Nayak Committee for Banking reforms, Indian Clearing Corp, Bandhan Bank, SEBI, National Institute for Banking Reforms, Life Insurance Corporation of India, and also contribute to policymaking in the country.

The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the ISB engages with the who’s who in finance and economics. The annual Summer Research Conference organised by CAF has earned the distinction of being one among the most prestigious conferences in finance, globally. CAF has also partnered with the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) to set up a trading lab on campus.

Note: This is not a ranking of specialised MBAs in finance. The FT used data collected in 2016, as part of the FT 2017 Global MBA ranking, and included only those schools with more than 10 alumni working in finance, among the respondents. The rankings are based on a survey of ISB’s alumni who have graduated from the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) three years ago, restricting the analysis only to those who work in finance.