06 Feb 2020 13:12 IST

IIM Bangalore bags third spot in MOOCLab’s B-school Rankings

It surveyed B-schools across the world offering courses on three MOOC platforms: Coursera, edX and FutureLearn

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has bagged the third spot in MOOCLab’s Business School Rankings 2020 for its provision, design and delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The 2020 edition surveyed 16 B-schools across the world offering courses on the three leading MOOC platforms: Coursera, edX and FutureLearn. This is the first-ever Business School rankings based on the provision of MOOCs. IIM Bangalore succeeds HEC Paris (France) and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

IIM Bangalore has 43 open online courses available on the edX platform, and a professional certificate course and two ‘MicroMasters’ programmes.

Prof PD Jose, Digital Learning and faculty from the strategy area at IIM0B, said: “Our MOOC initiative puts us apart from other Indian management schools and give us an edge in global presence. Our online presence is not limited to edX alone. Courses from IIM-B are also available on SWAYAM, the Indian MOOC platform created by the Ministry of Human Resources Development. These however were not included in the survey.”

The five indicators

MOOCLab’s Business School Rankings 2020 evaluates Bschools on five performance indicators — the provision of learning pathways, the provision of credit-granting credentials, the provision of MOOC-based degrees and the school’s teaching quality. These parameters measure a school’s performance across the number of MOOCs provided.

MOOCLab tallied its list for 2020 based on data obtained from the three leading MOOC platforms, Coursera, edX and FutureLearn. For the Teaching Quality Ranking, ranking scores were obtained from the Financial Times Executive Education open-enrolment Rankings 2019 for Teaching.

The list includes B-schools such as ESSEC Business School (France), INSEAD (France), IE Business School (Spain), London Business School (England), Insper (Brazil), and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark).