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BusinessWeek international b-school ranking [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 12:15
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There seems to be some dubious data in here. Firstly, I wonder where they got the acceptance rates from? They don't disclose the source but usually non-US bschools don't publish this. For example, HEC Paris has the lowest of all international b-schools with 14%? Far lower than LBS or IMD? Very unlikely.

And how can HEC Paris have a higher average post-MBA pay than INSEAD? To me this seems like either b-schools are using very different criteria when gathering stats are they are simply providing BS data.

Where are Asian b-schools like ISB, HKUST or CEIBS? There are only Canadian and European b-schools? How can they then call this an international ranking?

While the data in the US rankings appears much more trustworthy (but the rankings themselves are also way off) I really wonder what's going on with the international rankings. Why even bother...

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Re: BusinessWeek international b-school ranking [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 12:46
At least by ranking INSEAD at #1 they bring some level of sanity to their international rankings credibility (as opposed to ranking Queens #1). Now if only they move LBS further up ;) Also HOW they rate teaching LBS at B whereas teaching at IE and Queens at A+ is beyond me. IESE is also ranked way too low - it is by far the best spanish school.
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Re: BusinessWeek international b-school ranking [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2010, 01:20
I also think that some small figures are not accurate (or just don't make sense), but the overall rankings seems credible to me.
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Re: BusinessWeek international b-school ranking [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 21:50
[NEED SUPPORT; PLEASE HELP]

While choosing B-schools, should I also take care of the attached university ranking? Will it give me any further benefit?

For instance, UBC ranking as a university is very good world-wide which may give me an ultimate brand value while networking (though it's B-school is in the last quartile of Economist and FT ranking). Whereas, U of Western Ontario is pretty much unknown to the world as well as unranked university, and maybe has far lesser number of Alumni worldwide; but it's B-school students really have good avg salary, employment rate and such. And, Thunderbird is not at all under/with any university and run independently.

I have narrowed down my focus B-school list to 15 which are well fit with me as long as career, interest, mobility, teaching quality and facility are concerned. However, now I am planning to make the list even narrower maybe to 7/8. I want to choose a B-school with a good balance between university ranking as well as the ranking of the the school itself. But, I will leave this if B-school means B-school only, and university ranking and renounce has nothing to do with it.

Please, help which focus should be given more weight.
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Re: BusinessWeek international b-school ranking [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 03:25
This is why I am really looking for advice on the Technion Start-up MBA in Israel. The program is new but the school has a really great reputation for research, technology and innovation. I am aklso very familiar with their bronica institute which has helped many of the Israeli startups. This program doesn't take place in theiir Haifa campus though - it's in Tel Aviv. Has anyone heard about their new Sarona campus? I am interested in discovering Tel Aviv so I think this is a great opportunity but also want advice on how the technion is perceived around the world. Is their program worthwhile? is a degree from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology an internationally recognized degree? Please let me know ASAP since they only have 40 spots and I want to apply quickly so I am considered.
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Re: BusinessWeek international b-school ranking [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 03:52
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At least by ranking INSEAD at #1 they bring some level of sanity to their international rankings credibility (as opposed to ranking Queens #1). Now if only they move LBS further up ;) Also HOW they rate teaching LBS at B whereas teaching at IE and Queens at A+ is beyond me. IESE is also ranked way too low - it is by far the best spanish school.


Yeah I agree there... But their ranking seems so warped, I wonder if i has any value at all. I'd depend rather on the FT and Economist rankings which aseem a lot more realistic.
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