Top ten business schools

The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2010

Although not strictly a Masters degree, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is considered by many to be a must-have for a top level career in business.

As the number of schools offering MBAs has grown, a ranking system has developed around them, to give students guidance on the best colleges to apply for, and to help potential employers to target their recruitment efforts.

Now we have publications like US News & World Report, Business Week, Financial Times, The Economist, and the Wall Street Journal publishing annual rankings of selected MBA programs that directly influence the prestige of schools that achieve high scores.

Ranking an educational institution is a little less scientific than ranking the performance of a computer or an automobile component, and the practice has been widely criticized, but the rankings are nevertheless hugely influential.

The Financial Times ranking is based on long-term graduate career progress, and is compiled from over 20 criteria, including the graduates’ salary data and placement success, and information about the school’s faculty.

 

9 equal:

Hong Kong UST Business School

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (often abbreviated HKUST), one of nine universities in Hong Kong, was established in 1991.

The university is home to 9,000 students and over 450 faculty, and has rapidly risen to become one of the top universities in Hong Kong.

It is ranked as the second best university in Asia according to QS Asian University Rankings 2010.

The HKUST Business School’s MBA program was ranked first in Asia, and equal 9th worldwide by the Financial Times.

The school's Executive MBA program is run in partnership with Kellogg School of Management.