B-School Alumni Ranking 2014
Social Media like LinkedIn is not only a way to connect among professionals but an analytic tool to judge how well the B-Schools groom talent
For the first time in the country, Careers360 last year attempted to rank B-Schools based on their alumni performance. Based on the type of companies and the kind of position that the alumni of a school had obtained immediately after passing out from there we ranked the top 75 schools in the country. There were surprises like the relatively low ranked Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) getting very high scores. This year we have incorporated the alumni scores as an integral part of the ranking schema.
Traditionally average salary is the preferred means to examine the value of the student. While it has its own merit and standing, it is the quality of companies that come to campus, the kind of profiles that students get that matters the most in the long run. We have attempted to capture both the details based on publicly available profiles of B-Schools' alumni on LinkedIn, the popular social media site for professionals (Read more about the process in the
What we found out
According to the sample data, companies like IBM, Infosys, Accenture, Oracle, TCS, and Cognizant Technology Solutions are the bulk recruiters at IIM A, B, and C. And they recruit across Tier 1 and Tier 2 colleges as well.
Global consulting like Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, AT Kearney, Booz & Company, Accenture and Deloitte recruited for consultancy profiles and are restricted to top schools.
Many alumni took up roles in sales and marketing in companies such as ITC Limited, Airtel and Supermax and Procter and Gamble.
According to the captured data, IIM A has 18.23 %, IIM B 13.374%, IIM C 6.24.23 % of 2013 alumni living abroad, whereas in IIM I,L and K this number varies between 0-3 %.
For good schools like University of Delhi (Faculty of Management Studies-FMS), New Delhi and XLRI Jamshedpur, majority of the alumni work in consulting space (26.9% and 21.23 % respectively).
XLRI Jamshedpur has 26.30 % of its 2013 alumni going for HR role as per captured data.
Where do you go from here
This year we have gathered alumni profiles for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. We have made individual profiles for 200+ colleges that have an alumni presence. For a detailed look at the alumni and profiles of all the colleges ranked do visit our portal www.bschool.careers360.com in the coming days. Plans are also on to present a pen picture of over 100 companies that have large recruitments from B-Schools in the coming edition.
An MBA is a costly proposition. So it is only in the fitness of things that a student gets all the possible assistance so that he or she decides right and decides better. The incorporation of alumni component into the ranking process is a step in that direction.
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Key Alumni Insights:
Careers360 also attempted to understand the relevance of MBA today, what students expect, what they would like to do differently, through a survey based on the feedback of 228 alumni from 200 B-Schools. We share the insights from the survey below:
Value of MBA/PGDM
Nearly 19 % of students who passed out in 2013 felt they did not get full value of their programme. The survey of the MBA passed out students has indicated issues with respect to the value proposition offered by MBA are a cause of concern.
Return on Investment (ROI)
With 18% of the 2012 MBA passed out students agreeing that the Return on Investment for their MBA was not good, but 53% still have their faith on the investment they made in MBA and would recommend their programme to the future aspirants.
MBA Specialized programmes
Specialized programmes like MBA in Pharma, Real estate, telecom etc offered by various B-Schools, almost 55% of the MBA passed out students disagrees to recommend these specialized programmes to the MBA aspirants.
Based on the inputs received for the survey conducted, it was concluded that almost 37% of the students would not recommend their friends, family or future aspirants to pursue an MBA degree. While 63% of the MBA alumni still have faith in the programme and would recommend the same.
MBA Recommendations for B-School
27% of the MBA alumni recommends future aspirants to jpoin their B-School considering all the factors, whereas, a total of 36% would not agree their friends, relatives or students to join their particular B-School.
Editor's Note :
1.Our analysis is based on examining the publicly available information of individuals on LinkedIn.
2.For schools which offer more than one programme, all profiles are considered for ranking. But the assumption is that irrespective of the programme, the student still remains an alumnus of that school.
3.Since the entire result is based on the universe that LinkedIn presents when you search for an institution, the results are not definitive but very indicative.