Top 1-Year MBA in Europe | France, UK, Switzerland, Spain
this data is to be updated in round 2
INSEAD (France, Singapore):
The one that believes itself to be “the business school for the world” organizes a one-year MBA program in its Fontainebleau, Paris campus, and Singapore campus with an elective course at Abu Dhabi. The reason behind this firm belief lies in the fact that 90% of its faculty, as well as students, are international.
INSEAD has been picked up by Forbes as the greatest return of Investment for students with an average annual salary of $167,000 a year (three-year gain), 96% more than their pre-MBA earnings, in comparison to a program fee (€73,000, or $81,000, for the class graduating in December 2017) which counts to be much less than the tuition for a typical two-year MBA program.
The faculty of INSEAD comprises early 150 impactful teachers. The Career Development Centre, run by 40 committed professions hosts around 250 recruiting companies annually on each of the three campuses.
London Business School (England, UK):
Surrounded by global business organizations, the London School of Business enjoys a unique benefit of esteem guest speakers visit often to address the students.
Students can pick to complete the full-time MBA course in 15 or 21 months. 93% of this school’s graduates earn offers within 3 months of course completion, all thanks to LBS’s reputation and convenient access to a global network of recruiters.
The tuition fees in August 2016 for the MBA course was £70,800 ($92,600) while after completing the course, the average salary was $154,150 (an increase of 100 percent).
Judge Business School (England, UK):
MBA students from more than 40 nations indulge in collaborative projects with high-tech start-ups and multinationals, at the University of Cambridge.
Reputed guest speakers deliver lectures on program-specific topics, as a part of the “leadership”. Students are allowed to pick sector-based subjects that can enhance their skills in their chosen area. A personal development program is also run by the school.
The tuition fees in 2017/18 for the MBA course was £51,000 ($67,000) while after completing the course, the average salary was $156,300 (an increase of 95 percent from pre-MBA salary).
IE School of Business (Spain):
Students are exposed to a wide range of opportunities to interact with growing business leaders from across the globe and enhance their “cultural intelligence”, in the one-year full-time International MBA (IMBA) course at the IE School of Business.
Entrepreneurial thinking is focused on building a strong foundation of business fundamentals. The culture in IMBA is diverse in the classroom as well as among the faculty.
The IMBA earned the top rank for the best MBA for entrepreneurship in the world (Financial Times, June 2016) and fourth for the non-US business school (Bloomberg Businessweek, October 2015). €65,000 ($72,440) is the tuition fee whereas the average salary after graduating was $159,000 (a gain of 104 percent).
The skills of students in IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, is developed in a way so that they can completely grasp and solve issues in an organizational context. Projects guide students to companies where they receive opportunities to impress potential recruiters.
CHF 85,000 ($87,000) is the tuition fee and the average salary after graduation was $157,000 (a gain of 104 percent).
Apart from these, other top B-schools with one-year MBA programs in Europe are HEC Paris, Paris, France; IESE Business School, Madrid, Spain; ESADE, Barcelona, Spain; SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy; and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK.
Best One Year MBA in America
Kellogg One Year MBA Program
The Kellogg 1-year MBA program lasts for a year from June to June and considered to be among the top-ranked fast-paced MBA alternatives provided by a US Business School. The course begins in the summer to make the candidates habituated with the thorough academics before joining the second year of the 2-year full-time MBA program in September.
Curriculum and Flexibility
The Kellogg one-year MBA program permits you to bypass core classes and pick graduate electives personalized to your career goals because of its pre-enrollment course requirements. You can choose from more than 200 electives to customize your MBA experience.
Majors and Pathways at Kellogg
A student of Kelloggs can select between 7 distinct majors and 6 different pathways. On one hand, the major offers the chance to build deep expertise in a specific business function, pathways are collated, cross-functional sequence of courses that aim at a particular skill set or industry. The various pathways available at Kellogg include:
- Data Analytics
- Growth and Scaling
- Healthcare at Kellogg
- Real Estate
- Social Impact
- Venture Capital & Private Equity
Cornell 1-Year MBA Program
With a 10-week crash course in business foundations which includes training in leadership along with a case competition, Cornell’s one-year MBA program begins during the summer.
Cornell’s 1-year MBA enrolled students finish Johnson’s core in integrated teams with students from Cornell Tech MBA program. The curriculum of the core comprises financial accounting, critical thinking, strategy, and data analytics.
Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Cornell One Year MBA Program
The applicant is required to carry a professional certification or an advanced degree to enroll in Cornell’s one-year MBA program. They must have completed the advanced degree certification by May 2020.
Eligible certifications and advanced degrees include:
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Institute of Chartered Financial Accountants (UK and India)
- Society of Actuaries
- Project Management (PMP)
A major chunk of the latest graduates of Cornell’s one-year MBA program received starting salaries and signing bonuses of US $ 122,124 and US $ 29,643 respectively. A total of 33 companies took part in the hiring process of the 60 graduates of the class of 2017.
Best one-year MBA in Canada
Ivey Business School:
Ivey Business School is a great option for every experienced applicant’s prospect list considering the growing popularity of Canada between international students (primarily because of the ease in obtaining work permits compared to other countries).
The School is placed at the top in Canada for student and recruiter satisfaction by Bloomberg Businessweek.
The tuition fee is C$106,500 for international students, the average salary after graduating being C$103,024. A major proportion (97%) of students opted for a career change in different aspects (industry, role, geography).
Read more about the best MBA in Canada for international students.
Top one-year MBA in Asia | China, Hong Kong, India
HKUST Business School (Hong Kong):
Established in 1991 in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School has bagged a place in “top MBA programs” lists continuously since 2001.
It earned 14th place in FT’s ranking in 2016. Among the 100-120 students recruited for the full-time one-year MBA program, 90% are foreign students from 30 countries.
More than80% of the graduates from here get employed in Asia post completion of the program. The five career electives of the school provide the liberty to pursue general management in China, consulting, finance, entrepreneurship, or marketing.
The tuition fees are $69,000 and the salary increase after 3 years of graduation was 117 percent (average salary was not available).
Founded in 1994 in Shanghai under an agreement between the Chinese Government and the European Commission, the CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) was placed 17th in the world for its one-year full-time program. After IESE Business School, Madrid.
The school stresses China, as obvious from its slogan “China depth, global breadth.” Most of the faculty members worked at renowned B-schools in different countries before coming to the CEIBS, and several are qualified enough to take classes of the senior executives in the corporate programs.
The tuition fee is $63,000, while the average salary after three years of graduation was $147,700 (a gain of 157 percent).
Foundation stone laid in 2001, the ISB has its campuses in Hyderabad (Telangana) and Mohali (Punjab), India. It offers an understanding of emerging economies in-depth to its students.
It became the youngest b-school to seek a place in global rankings in 2008 by earning the 20th rank in FT’s list. The tuition fee along with living expenses for the one-year course is $40,300. After 3 years of graduation, the average salary was $138,400 (a gain of 142 per cent).
And then, there are the 1-year MBA courses offered by the IIMs.
It is placed 31 in the Global FT ranking and appears to be a top-ranking 1 year MBA in India.
Here’s an earlier post on it.
One more famous MBA with a high ranking in the same FT rankings is the Indian School of Business (ISB, Hyderabad, Mohali).
IIMC PGPex is placed at 78 among the other global MBA programs and has a lot to offer even in the one-year MBA category. Read more on it here.
IIMB EPGP is ranked 35th and the one-year MBA in Bangalore remains to be one of the top contenders.
XLRI PGDM (General Management) – Jamshedpur
Specifically, this program is a 15-month program, however, included here anyway. It was initially known as GMP when published by us in the following earlier post-XLRI GMP 1 year MBA.
S. P. Jain (General Management) – Mumbai
S.P Jain Mumbai is possibly the only Indian Institute to serve two flavours of the one-year MBA – abroad and in India.
IIML (IPMX) – Lucknow
The measure of experience in the class, similar to IIMA PGPX is among the highest in comparison to other Indian one-year MBA programs.
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