London, 23 June 2021: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has emerged as the Top Ten business school (B-school) in Asia Pacific. While IIM Bangalore finds in the top global 100 list in the latest 2021 edition of Executive MBA Rankings QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
IIM Bangalore’s PGPM grabs 39th place in the global ranking table, down from 36th last year, followed by ISB’s Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives in the 101-110 rank band.
At the global level, HEC Paris has taken the title of world’s number-one Executive MBA provider. In taking the global top spot, HEC Paris usurps The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Spain’s IESE Business School.
To evaluate the quality of the world’s Executive MBA programs, QS account for a carefully curated selection of the most important input and output metrics. These metrics capture:
Employability outcomes, including salary uplift.
Program recognition among employers.
The quality of a program’s cohort, including C-Suite and Management experience.
The diversity of a program’s cohort, with an emphasis on gender and international representation.
Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO and Founder at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, said: “As globalization continues to define the modern economy, cultivating a strong understanding of diverse perspectives, cultures and customs is crucial to success. Similarly, one of the most prized benefits conferred by an Executive MBA is the quality of network its attendees acquire during their course of study. It is therefore neither an accident nor a surprise that the world’s leading programs have made high levels of international diversity a central pillar of their offering – HEC Paris being foremost among them.”
Quacquarelli continued: “Currently, we have found no evidence of a slowdown in demand for the Executive MBA. On the contrary, average enrolments decreased over the last application cycle, while application numbers increased by 14%. With compensation for Executive MBA graduates also remaining robust, it is clear that employers continue to place a premium on the unique skillsets and experiences offered by the qualification.”