HKU One Year MBA Top Ranked In THE/WSJ Business School Report 2018


The University of Hong Kong’s one year MBA program is ranked number 1 in the Times Higher Education and the Wall Street Journal’s THE/WSJ Business School Report 2018.

THE and WSJ, after a survey of business schools and programs across the world, has published separate rankings for one-year MBA, two-year MBA and Masters in Management (MIM) programs.

The ranking is based on four main criteria, namely Resources, Engagement, Outcomes and Environment.

HKU gets a score of 51.2 in Resources, 88.5 in Engagement, 80.9 in Outcomes and 87.5 in Environment. Its overall score is 76.2. Ranked second is the Indian School of Business (ISB) with a Resources score of 78.4, Engagement 90.8, Outcomes 83.4 and Environment 14 with an overall score of 75.7.

Third-ranked is IIM Calcutta with a score of 76.4 in Resources, 89 in Engagement, 85 in Outcomes, 15.7 in Environment and an overall score of 75.5.

However, in terms of resources, it’s Ivey that stands first with a score of 93.4 in the list of 35 B-schools followed by TIAS School of Business and Society, Netherlands with a score of 80.9, ISB with 78.4 and IIMC with 76.3.

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In Engagement, Cranfield scored the highest 93.3 followed by IMD 93.1, Lancaster University Management School 91.6 and Cass Business School 91.1 and ISB 90.8.

In Outcomes, IIM Calcutta emerged on top with a score of 85 followed by ISB and IMD with 83.4 each.

In Environment, Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow scores 90.3 followed by HKU with 87.5 and Leeds University Business School with 83.3.

As many as 114 business schools from 24 countries were ranked in the survey, apart from almost 23,000 responses to a survey of business school alumni.

Significantly, the analysis of global application trends shows an increasing preference for one-year MBA programmes typically offered to candidates with prior work experience outside the US, especially in Europe and Asia.

“But the change in application trends could also reflect an increasing preference for the one-year MBA programs, typically offered outside the US. The market for these shorter MBAs is much more international given that the top five institutions in THE’s analysis are the University of Hong Kong, ISB, IIM Calcutta…”(Image Source:google.com)


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