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Best Full-Time Programs (Overall)

Overall Score (100%) is the sum of:
Academic Reputation (20%) | Student Selectivity (20%)
Faculty Resources (20%) | Linkages (15%)
Other Resources (15%) | Graduate Output (10%)


Best Full-Time Programs
Rank School Score (100%)
1 Melbourne Business School 81.68
2 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 79.17
3 Asian Institute of Management (Philippines) 78.19
4 Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (School of Management) 76.99
5 NUS Business School (National University of Singapore) 76.96
6 Chinese University of Hong Kong 76.57
7 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Graduate School of Management) 76.30
8 Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia) 75.54
9 Nanyang Business School (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) 74.56
10 Sasin Graduate Institute of Business and Administration (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) 74.04
11 Monash Mount Eliza Business School (Australia) 73.31
12 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 70.99
13 International University of Japan (Graduate School of Management) 70.15
14 China Europe International Business School (China) 69.10
15 National Cheng-chi University, Taiwan (College of Commerce) 68.95
16 Waseda University Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Japan) 68.37
17 Brisbane Graduate School of Business (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) 67.65
18 Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan) 67.52
19 University of Queensland, Australia (Graduate School of Management) 67.23
20 Seoul National University (College of Business Administration) 66.15
21 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (School of Management) 66.08
22 University of Adelaide, Australia (Graduate School of Management) 64.08
23 National Taiwan University of Science & Technology (College of Management) 63.73
24 University of the Philippines (College of Business Administration) 63.56
25 Curtin University of Technology, Australia (Graduate School of Business) 63.31
26 Mahanakorn University of Technology (Thailand) 63.11
27 International Management Institute (India) 62.69
28 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (India) 62.35
29 University of Technology Sydney (Graduate School of Business) 61.79
30 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (India) 61.55
31 T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (India) 59.52
32 Bharathidasan Institute of Management (India) 59.17
33 Khon Kaen University, Thailand (College of Graduate Study in Management) 57.59
34 Ritsumeikan University, Japan (Graduate School of Business) 57.37
35 University of Malaya (Faculty of Business and Accountancy) 57.25
36 Malaysian Graduate School of Management (Universiti Putra Malaysia) 56.80
37 University of South Australia (International Graduate School of Management) 56.63
38 RMIT University, Australia (School of Management) 53.68
39 Hitotsubashi University, Japan (Faculty of Commerce) 52.66
40 University of Dhaka (Institute of Business Administration) 51.99
41 Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Pakistan) 51.98
42 Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Management 50.79
43 B. K. School of Business Management (Gujarat University, India) 49.05
44 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan (School of International Politics, Economics and Business) 46.30
45 University of Waikato Management School (New Zealand) 44.75
46 Chungnam National University, South Korea (College of Economics and Management) 36.01


Students enrolled in a full-time MBA program take a full load each term and attend on-campus classes. Academic Reputation: Asian and international MBA schools and top corporations were asked to rate Asia's MBA institutions on a scale of 1 to 5. The total score was divided by number of responses. Student Selectivity: Derived from 1) number of enrolled MBA compared with total applicants, 2) median score of students in the entrance test or points system as proportion of the top score, and 3) working experience of students. Faculty Resources: Derived from 1) proportion of full-time and part-time teachers with a PhD degree, 2) proportion of full-time and part-time teachers with business background, 3) median pay, 4) per-teacher spending, and 5) student-teacher ratio. Linkages: Derived from 1) presence on the board of trustees, board of governors, board of advisers or similar body of CEOs, industry representatives, regulators and government officials, 2) size of the alumni association, 3) agreements with companies regarding on-the-job training and the like, and 4) agreements with other MBA schools on faculty and student exchanges and materials development. Extra 1 percentage point was awarded to schools with a foreign MBA business school as partner. Other Resources: Derived from 1) spending on outplacement program per student, 2) proportion of case studies on local and Asian companies, 3) library spending per student, and 4) availability of a building, library and Internet-ready computer exclusively for MBA students. Extra 2.5 percentage points were awarded to schools that grant full access to all facilities of mother universities such as health clinics, computer center and the like. Graduate Output: Derived from 1) proportion of students who have found a job three months after graduation, and 2) median pay of graduates who have found a job three months after graduation.

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