MBA programmes offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and the SP Jain Center of Management, Dubai/Singapore have made it to the prestigious Global MBA Rankings produced annually by Financial Times, London.
The 2011 list of 100 best business programmes, released on Monday, ranks IIM-A's one-year postgraduate programme for executives (PGPX) as the 11th best in the world, while the Global MBA programme of SP Jain Center of Management bags the 68th spot.
In September last year, the Financial Times had ranked the IIM-A's two-year postgraduate programme (PGP) 8th among 65 B-schools.The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, retained the 13th rank for the third consecutive year. The ISB also recorded the highest "salary percentage increase" among the rated schools. This is the fourth successive year that the ISB has featured in the top 20.
A total of 10 B-Schools from Asia have made it to the list this year against six last year. The National University of Singapore School of Business (23rd) and the Kaist College of Business, South Korea (99th), made it to the list for the first time.
Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, said: "The increase in the number of Indian, and other Asian B-schools in the rankings over the past few years, reflects the rise in prominence of the region. This positive development could help spawn a cluster of high quality management institutions in the region that will attract the best talent from across the world, and create an environment conducive to path-breaking research. The ISB takes pride in being a vital catalyst in this trend."