It’s undeniable that a graduate business degree can be a major boost to your career prospects and future earning potential. But where that qualification comes from can make all the difference.
Financial Times has released its annual ranking of the top 25 business schools in Asia-Pacific to help you identify what degree offers the best return on your time and money.
Experts examined each school’s performance across a range of specialties – including the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA and Master’s in Management (MiM) – to determine the best overall business schools in the region.
While the well-regarded MBA is the most popular business-related graduate degree, it’s not the only course of value on offer at these world-class Asian business schools.
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The Times notes that those schools that have improved most since last year’s rankings are not those that rely solely on the MBA, but those that provide flexibility and variety to fit with the changing demands of today’s students.
Asia-Pacific schools are proving more than equipped to rise to this challenge, with applications in the region growing by 8.9 percent this year. That’s faster than anywhere else in the world, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council.
China – including Hong Kong – dominates the list, claiming 11 of the top 25 business schools. Top of the ranking is Antai School at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, followed by China Europe International Business School (Ceibs).
Singapore’s National University of Singapore Business School comes in third, with India’s Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School rounding out the top five.
Here’s the full ranking of best business schools in Asia-Pacific:
|2018 Rank||2017 Rank||School name||Country|
|1||1||Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai||China|
|3||3||National University of Singapore Business School||Singapore|
|4||4||Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad||India|
|5||5||HKUST Business School||China|
|6||13||Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian||Singapore|
|7||7||Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore||Singapore|
|8||6||Indian Institute of Management Bangalore||India|
|9||10||University of Hong Kong||China|
|10=||8||Tongji University School of Economics and Management||China|
|10=||11||Melbourne Business School||Australia|
|12||9||CUHK Business School||China|
|13||14||Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||India|
|14||17||Fudan University School of Management||China|
|15||12||University of Sydney Business School||Australia|
|16||Renmin University of China School of Business (RMBS)||China|
|17||16||Indian School of Business||India|
|18||20||AGSM @ UNSW Business School||Australia|
|19||15||Korea University Business School||South Korea|
|20||18||Yonsei University School of Business||South Korea|
|21||19||National Sun Yat-sen University||Taiwan|
|22||Sungkyunkwan University GSB||South Korea|
|23||Peking University: Guanghua||China|
|24||Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business||China|
|25=||NUCB Business School||Japan|
|25=||Lingnan College at Sun Yat-sen University||China|
*This article was first posted on our sister website Asian Correspondent