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Indian School of Business Ranks #7 Globally in the Forbes Best Business Schools 2019 Rankings

Top-Ranked B-School from Asia in One Year MBA category

September 18, 2019: Indian School of Business (ISB) has secured the seventh position globally in the Forbes Best Business Schools 2019 rankings announced today. ISB is the top-ranked B-School from Asia among those surveyed. The School has participated in Forbes rankings for the first time this year. Click here

The Forbes Best Business School rankings are announced every two years and ranks the schools solely on their “5-year MBA gain.” It represents the net cumulative amount the typical alumni would have earned after five years by getting their MBA versus staying in their pre-MBA career. This year Forbes looked at more than 100 schools and surveyed 17,500 alumni regarding their pre- and post-MBA compensation, career choice, and location. They did not consider the schools where alumni had a negative ROI after five years.

Sharing his views on this Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB said, "We are delighted to be a part of the Forbes Best Business School 2019 rankings, and it is a pleasure to see ISB’s PGP gaining more and more recognition globally. These rankings speak of the value that ISB’s MBA brings to the table for both our students and the corporate world. It bears testimony to our students’ competencies, teachings of our world-class faculty, the satisfaction of our alumni as well as the confidence of our recruiters. I want to thank each of them for this success. I would also like to mention about our updated curriculum that helps the students to hone their skills as per the fast-changing world today. We look forward to working hard and keep moving up the ladder in the right direction with the ISB family together."

Forbes compared the alumni earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost of doing an MBA. Their survey measured total compensation, including salary, bonuses, and exercised stock options. Based on their analysis, they concluded that a typical student’s salary would have risen half as fast as their post-MBA salary increase.

The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of the Indian School of Business (ISB) is currently ranked #24 worldwide as per the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2019.

About Indian School of Business:

Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the past eighteen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, one among the select 100 global b-schools to have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research-productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong  academic associations with leading global b-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. For details visit Click or tap if you trust this link.">


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