Premiership 2013 – Asia Pacific b-school ranking of rankings

Asia Pacific B-School ranking 2013 has compiled the results of the major media MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the Premiership.

How do the top business schools in Asia Pacific perform when you combine these results?

2013 Rank2012 RankInstitutionCountryFinancial Times 2013*BusinessWeek 2012*Economist 2013*Forbes 2013*
11Hong Kong UST Bus SchChina1162
22Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadIndia3-4-
23University of Hong KongChina5-2-
45CEIBS Business SchoolChina2-83
58Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore6-7-
511Australian School of Business (AGSM)Australia9--4
74NUS Sch of BusSingapore8-111
85Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia11-3-
*Ranking figure above is relative to other Asia Pacific b-schools
Click below to find out the 2013 results for other regions of the world: Premiership 2013 – U.S.


Very few of the Asia Pacific business schools are ranked by four of the major media rankings. BusinessWeek and Forbes assess only a limited number of non-U.S. business schools, while 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 such as the Chinese University of Hong Hong and the Indian School of Business that appear in fewer than two rankings.

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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