The 17 best MBA programmes outside the Western world

Singapore Management University makes the list.

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Singapore Management University makes the list.
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Every year, the Financial Times releases a list of the top business schools in the world for studying an MBA

The FT’s Global MBA ranking for 2018 looked at data from business schools, including average salaries, the average increase in salary graduates experience three years after finishing their degree, and the percentage of grads in work three months after finishing school.

It then collated that data to create a list of the 100 best business schools in the world for doing an MBA.

The vast majority of the top 100 schools – 83, in fact – are in Europe, the USA or Canada. But a handful are in Asia and Australasia.

We’ve included the average “weighted salary” of graduates, which determines an average salary for MBA holders three years after finishing. Salaries do not necessarily relate to the quality of the school, although the top school, Stanford, in California, does happen to also have the highest average salary.

Check out the top schools outside of the Western world, below:


17 (78). Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India — $ 139,244

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16 (66). Melbourne Business School, Australia — $108,084

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15 (63). AGSM at University of New South Wales Business School, Australia — $115,909

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14 (51). Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business, South Korea — $113,701

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13 (49). Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian, Singapore — $112,173

Singapore Management University makes the list.

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12 (43). CUHK Business School, Hong Kong — $122,866

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11 (42). Fudan University School of Management, China — $103,032

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10 (39). Renmin University of China Business School, China — $100,003


9 (35). Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India — $166,651

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8 (34). Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai, China — $121,635

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7 (33). University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong — $128,245

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6 (31). Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India — $175,801

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5 (28). Indian School of Business, India — $148,974

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4 (22). Nanyang Business School, Singapore — $132,288

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3 (18). National University of Singapore Business School, Singapore — $143,917

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2 (14). Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, Hong Kong — $158,119

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1 (8). China Europe International Business School, China — $162,858

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