Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016 - Indian B-School Ranking Up; IIM B bounces back with higher rank
Updated on Jan 25, 2016 - 7:03 p.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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The Financial Times has released the Global MBA Ranking 2016. IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore are 3 B-schools from India featuring in the ranking continuously for the past 3 years. Compared to last year, the ranks of all 3 B-schools have scaled up.


The following table brings to you the Ranking of these 3 B-schools over past 3 years and the average rank.

B-School Name

Rank in 2014

Rank in 2015

Rank in 2016

3 year Average Rank

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad





Indian School of Business





Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore





All 3 B-schools have experienced a rise in the ranks in comparison to past 2 years. Out of the 3, IIM Bangalore has seen the most remarkable leap in the ranking position. The B-School has bounced back to its ranking in 60s compared to last year with a leap of 20 positions. Although the rank had slumped by 14 positions in 2015, the B-School has regained its ranking to 62nd position.


IIM Ahmedabad had been ranked 30 in 2014 from which there has been consistent improvement of 4 and 2 positions in 2015 and 2016 respectively. ISB has also experienced rise in rank of 3 and 4 positions respectively in the years 2015 and 2016.


IIM Ahmedabad has been ranked Number 1 worldwide for career progress of its 1 year full time PGPX programme alumni.


INSEAD, France has topped the chart with Rank 1. Last year, INSEAD’s rank was No. 4. Harvard Business School, London Business School, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton and Stanford Graduate School of Business are among the top 5 B-schools.


According to Financial Times, the proportion of women studying at the ranked B-schools is increasing. In 2015, 35% of management students were women, which was up from 30% in 2005. Last year the proportion of female students topped 40% in in 27 B-schools, a leap from just 4 B-schools 10 years ago.


FT Global MBA ranking methodology


The criteria used to select business schools for ranking are:

  • The institute must be accredited by AACSB or EQUIS

  • The institute must have been operating for at least four years

  • The institute must have graduated its first class at least three years before the ranking publishing date

Read the full FT Global MBA 2016 Ranking below:



Stay tuned to for more news and updates on Global MBA Ranking.


First published on January 25, 2016.

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