Times Higher Education-Wall Street Journal MBA Rankings
Message from Dean Rajendra Srivastava
The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) - Wall Street Journal (WSJ) rankings of world MBA programmes were announced earlier today. I am pleased to inform you that ISB is ranked second in the world among 35 one-year programmes, and the first in India. The rankings focus on teaching excellence and the student experience - we are glad that ISB's excellence on these dimensions is recognised and showcased in these rankings.
While THE ranks one- and two-year programmes separately, it uses the same criteria and scale. Our weighted score on the criteria places us ninth in the world among all one and two-year MBA programmes.
The article in THE describes how one-year programmes are increasing in popularity not only in Europe and Asia but also in the USA where they are less common. One-year programmes enable students to put their skills to use sooner, and have lower costs, it notes.
On Monday, Financial Times (FT) released the 2018 Asia-Pacific top 25 business school rankings which ranks ISB’s PGP #5 in Asia and #1 in India. FT also released a school-wide ranking which measures combined performance in the five programme-wise rankings: MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management (MiM) and two rankings for Executive Education. Since ISB participates only in the PGP rankings, its school-wide ranking is #17. We intend to participate in the Executive MBA and Executive Education rankings in 2019, and I am confident of a much-improved school-wide ranking as a result. ISB did well in FT's, previously released, specialised rankings: we were ranked #26 worldwide in MBA for Women, #44 in MBA for Finance and #46 in MBA for Entrepreneurship.
Our prominence is the result of our faculty efforts and achievements, student and alumni success and staff dedication and excellence. I thank you all for your contributions. Let us proceed with renewed vigour in our journey towards achieving even higher summits of excellence.