ISB ranked #1 in India and #44 Globally in The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2021

By Marketing and Communications Jan 22, 2021

January 22, 2021: The Indian School of Business (ISB) has been ranked #1 in India and globally at #44 in the Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2021. The ranking surveyed alumni from Post Graduate Programme (PGP) class of 2019 and students from the PGP class of 2020. ISB has participated in The Economist ranking for the first time. 

The Economist has ranked the programmes on four broad categories: new career opportunities, personal development & educational experience, salary, and potential to network, with subsets in each category. Globally, ISB is ranked #2 under “open new career opportunities” (which includes diversity of recruiters, placement success, alumnus rating of career service ); #5 in Australasia, and #7 in “Alumnus rating of alumni effectiveness parameter” under potential to network category.  In addition to this ISB is ranked #1 Globally in Student/Alumni Rating of Faculty and #3 Globally in GMAT Average

Expressing delight over the global ranking, Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB, said, “The Economist’s ranking reiterates that ISB offers the best holistic education to its students and equips them to become future ready. This global ranking is a clear testimony that ISB is at the forefront in offering the finest management education to its students and has the resources and expertise to convert challenges into new growth opportunities. ISB was one of the early business schools to realign and pivot its approach to the unprecedented COVID crisis, and was fully geared up to meet the challenge. ISB will continue to tread new growth paths which in turn will augur well in redefining management education both at the national and international level.”, he said.

About ISB: The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world class management education to professionals at its two LEED rated green building campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. A rich and vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, and backing of an influential board and guidance of industry’s thought leadership has enabled ISB to fast emerge and consolidate itself as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. The school is also one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia and the most research-productive Indian management institution.

The school, over the last twenty years has grown at a rapid pace and has earned several prestigious accolades. ISB is the youngest business school to consistently rank among the top global MBA programmes. In December 2019 Poets & Quants gave ISB an integrated ranking of #16 worldwide across FT, Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. The resident faculty is ranked in the top 25 globally in terms of per capita research productivity in the leading global management journals.  ISB had the honour of receiving accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ISB gains the unique distinction of becoming the 100th business school in the world to achieve the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ accreditations- AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. ISB envisions to become an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, and independent management institute that grooms future leaders for India and the world. To know more about ISB, please visit: