01 Jul 2020 22:19 IST

IIMB breaks into top 50 of QS EMBA world rankings 2020

At 36th rank, its PGPEM jumps 25 places from previous year, making it the only EMBA in India in the Top 50

The London-based QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) has released the annual list of the world’s leading Executive MBA providers. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has jumped 25 places from last year and its Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) is ranked at 36th position in this year’s EMBA rankings. It is the only management school in India to be ranked in the Top 50, globally, says a press release from the B-school.

The QS EMBA World Rankings 2020 also place IIM Bangalore’s programme in the ninth position in the APAC region.

The methodology of the EMBA rankings provide varied weightage to five metric groups including employer reputation, thought leadership, executive profile, career outcomes and diversity. While employer reputation carries a weightage of 30 per cent, thought leadership and executive profile hold 25 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively. Career outcomes and diversity hold the rest 20 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively.

Career outcomes

In particular, IIM Bangalore has performed well in the career outcomes metric, which measures the extent to which the graduates of a specific programme enjoy promotions and salary increases, scoring 86.8/100 for the indicator. According to QS, this is demonstrative of IIMB’s capacity to enhance the employment prospects of its students.

Commenting on the ranking, IIMB Director Professor G Raghuram observed that the school’s commitment towards evoking thought leadership and offering distinct career outcomes had been recognised. “It is good to break new ground and put India on te global education map,” he said.

This year, 141 programmes have been included in the list of global rankings, while 20 joint programmes are enumerated in a separate list.

Globally, the Wharton School retains its status as the number-one programme for the third consecutive year. Spain’s IESE Business School has claimed the second rank while and France’s HEC Paris stands at third.