ISB ranked #1 in India and #23 globally in The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2021

By Marketing and Communications Feb 08, 2021

February 8, 2021: The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of the Indian School of Business (ISB) has been ranked #1 in India and #23 worldwide in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2021. Amongst Asian business schools, it ranks #5. It is the only B-School from India to figure in the top 25 globally. Alumni from PGP Class of 2017 were surveyed for this ranking.   

The school has done exceedingly well in many areas which were considered by The Financial Times for the rankings. ISB is ranked #1 in India and # 3 in Asia as well as globally for the salary percentage increase for alumni. The school’s career progress rank (#21 globally) has improved indicating a better employment opportunity for the alumni.  ISB continued to progress in the weighted salary and career service rank (#39 globally) year on year. ISB was also acknowledged for being the top business school from India to be featured in the research rankings (#77 globally). The school has always focused on research and this ranking bears testimony to this fact. 

Further, ISB continues to rank high (#21 globally) in the alumni recommendations. At 40% ISB has over twice percentage of women students in the MBA programme compared to other top Indian institutions ranked by FT. 

Expressing his delight Dean Rajendra Srivastava said, “ISB has carved a niche of its own in offering finest and world-class education to its students. Coming on the back of the top ranking in India by The Economist, the FT ranking is a collective victory of the concerted and untiring efforts of entire ISB community including faculty, students, alumni, staff with incredible support from the board. This ranking also highlights and strengthens ISB's efforts to produce world-class research and encourage more women to join the management workforce. The increasing number of prominent business schools from India making their mark globally makes the world notice India as a destination for high-quality management education." ISB will continue to reinvent itself and equip its students to become future-ready and play a catalytic role in nation-building, he further added. 


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: