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Six IIMs feature among world’s top 250 B-schools

The Stanford School of Business, California has topped the QS world rankings for the Global MBA and Business Masters

Six IIMs feature among world’s top 250 B-schools
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Six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have figured among the world’s top 250 business schools in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings 2024.

IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Calcutta along with IIM Indore, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Udaipur have found a place in the QS rankings for the global Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Business Masters.

IIM Bangalore has scored the 48th rank for its full-time MBA course globally, up from the 50th rank in 2023. In Asia, IIM Bangalore has been ranked as the eighth-best institute for pursuing a full-time MBA course. The institute also ranks 43rd globally for its executive MBA program and 31st for its Masters in Management program.

IIM Bangalore is also the only IIM to feature among the top 50 institutes for return on investment, where it is placed at the 31st place. The institute has been ranked 78.3 on employer reputation, 81.2 on career outcomes,20.8 on diversity, 37.8 on executive profile, and 62.8 on thought leadership.

IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta have secured the 53rd and 59th positions, respectively, on this list.

Another Indian B-school that has made it to this list is the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad which has secured the 78th rank.

The International Management Institute of Delhi, the Management Development Institute in Gurugram, and XLRI-Xavier School Management in Jamshedpur are also among the top 250 colleges for MBA and Business Masters globally. With this, a total of 10 Indian MBA institutes have made it to the ranking this year.

The Stanford School of Business, a private research university in Stanford, California has topped the QS world rankings for the Global MBA and Business Masters, followed by the Wharton School and the Harvard Business School at the second and the third positions respectively.

Other B-schools in the top 10 list are London Business School, HEC Paris, MIT Sloan School of Management, Columbia Business School, IE Business School, and Cambridge Business School.

The QS analyzes the world’s best global MBA and specialized high-demand master’s programs for the QS world university rankings.


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