Premiership 2011 – Asia Pacific

MBA50 Premiership 2011-Asia:Canada

Check out the Premiership results for 2011.

How did the top business schools in the Asia Pacific region perform when you combined the results from 12 months of media rankings?

#InstitutionCountryFinancial Times 2011*Business Week (2010)Forbes 2011Economist 2011*
1Hong Kong UST Business SchoolChina1--2
2Indian Institute of Mgmt AhmedabadIndia2--4
3National Univ of SingaporeSingapore5-15
5Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia8--1
5Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore6--3
*Ranking figure above is relative to other Asia Pacific b-schools


Very few of the Asia Pacific business schools are ranked by four of the major media rankings. BusinessWeek assesses only a limited number of non-U.S. business schools, and Forbes produces two separate lists, both very short, for one year and two year programmes. US News does not consider business schools from Asia Pacific at all. has calculated overall performance by looking at each ranking position compared to other Asia Pacific schools. In the case of the FT and Economist rankings, if an Australian business school ranked #51 in the overall FT ranking and #37 in the overall Economist ranking, but among Asia Pacific business schools was #4 in the FT and #2 in The Economist, then the relative Asia Pacific regional figure was used for the calculation, and added where appropriate to those of BusinessWeek and Forbes, before dividing the results by the number of rankings in which they appear to achieve an average score.

The idea of the Premiership is to compare the performance of schools in multiple rankings, and therefore does not include the many good business schools from Asia Pacific that appear in fewer than two rankings. This means that, for example, Indian School of Business in Hyderabad – an outstanding business schools as recognised by it’s position in the Financial Times and BusinessWeek rankings – has not been included for 2011.

Candidates should remember that this is not scientific approach, and there is no attempt to weight any one ranking greater than the others. As stated before, each ranking uses a different methodology and measures different things with the inherent limitations of each assessment, so doing particularly well in one ranking and less well in another is reflected in the overall average score.

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