The current crisis has spurred a massive shift to online teaching and learning. The publication of the QS online MBA rankings is therefore especially appropriate. Although over half of the ranked schools are located in the USA the top school for the fourth year is IE Business School in Madrid. Australian universities are also well represented. Only one Latin American school, CENTRUM PUCP Graduate Business School of Peru, in 14th place, is ranked, and only one Asian, Amity Directorate of Distance and Online Education India, which is 33rd.
The rankings are based on four groups of indicators:
Faculty and Teaching (35% weighting); including Academic reputation, FTE/number of enrolled students ratio, and Completion rate
Employability (30%); based on the QS Global Employer Survey
Class Profile (30%); including Number of students enrolled, Appplicant/place ratio, Work experience, Proportion of female students, Number of nationalities represented
Class experience (5%).
The top five schools are:
- IE Business School, Spain
- Imperial College Business School, UK
- Warwick Business School, UK
- AGSM & UNSW Business School, Australia
- Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
The top universities in the four indicator groups are:
- Faculty and Teaching; IE Business School,
- Employability; IE Business School
- Class Profile; Jack Welch Management Institute, USA
- Class Experience; Deakin Business School, Australia.