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100 best MBA schools in the world

March 08, 2017 09:30 IST

The Harvard continues to dominate the world rankings this year as well.
Scroll down to find out which Indian universities have made it to the top 100.

Youth Incorporated, one of India's youth magazines in association with Education Times and Rediff.com has released its top 100 Global Undergraduate and Business School Rankings 2017 to help students make an informed career choice.

Harvard Business School

IMAGE: Harvard University is ranked No 1 as per the YouthInc's MBA rankings for 2017.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Harvard Business School

The methodology behind the rankings

The research has been extensive and spanned several months while they sorted through volumes of raw data and brought out a complete 360 degree analysis that is both practical and useful in the selection process for students looking to study abroad.

Youth Inc's Research Unit (YRU) studied domestic rankings in various countries to find the best institutes. Survey links were sent to 1950 institutes and 1600 business schools and they were provided with unique codes so that they could submit their responses online.

Institutes were also provided links to online surveys where their current students and alumni were asked to rate specific statements that pertained to the factors considered in this ranking. Also over 9000 recruiters at the undergraduate level and 16000 recruiters at the masters level were sent emails with a survey link.

The recruiter list was prepared from the responses of the institutes and also included internationally well-known recruiters.

Undergraduate Rankings

This year, four Indian universities -- the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Delhi University scored better than last year -- a positive sign for education in India.

The IIT Bombay has managed to crack into the top 20 of the world in 2017. It has fared very well, jumping up three spaces from its earlier 20th rank. IIT Delhi ranks 29th this year which is a four spaces drop considering that it was 25th last year. The IIT Kanpur has shown remarkable growth jumping from 76th rank to the 64th rank this year.

This twelve spaces jump is a reflection of considerable progress and we know to see it rising with every year! University of Delhi has also managed to jump one space up from the 80th rank last year to the 79th one this year!

Globally Harvard University and Stanford University have retained their position at 1st and 2nd respectively. There were no new entrants on the list and US universities dominated the top spot.

Respected UK universities have dropped a few spaces down.

Check the table below for the top 10 undergraduate colleges in the world.

Masters and MBA Rankings

This year's rankings reveal that Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania have retained their 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank respectively.

The INSEAD has jumped to rank 4 this year from its previous rank 6.

A new entrant in the top 10 of the best 100 B-schools is Yale University which has made it to from its rank 12 previously. It is evident that American institutes have been taking a top spot in the list barring INSEAD, IE Business School and London Business School.

IIM-Ahmedabad

IMAGE: Among Indian universities, the IIM-Ahmedabad stands at number 16 in the Top 100. Last year, it was ranked 17th.
Photograph: Kind courtesy IIM Ahmedabad

Talking about the Indian scenario, IIM Ahmedabad has jumped one space from rank 17 to rank 16 this year. IIM Calcutta has also shown considerable progress jumping up two spaces from Rank 20 to rank 18.

The Indian School of Business however, has shown a drop from rank 22 last year to rank 23 this year. For SPJ Institute of Management, it has been a four spaces jump from the 56th rank to rank 52 this year.

The rankings of Indian institutes this year has reflected more jumps than drops. However there are only four Indian universities in the top 100 global rankings which reflect a need for progress.

These are the top 100 business schools in the world

Click here to find out how these schools have performed against last year's rankings