MBA seekers frequently go abroad in search of the best MBA programs. Having an international MBA often gives a head start to those seeking jobs in the global business world. However, determining which is the right MBA for you outside your home country can be even more daunting than choosing a domestic MBA program.
Bloomberg Businessweek has compiled data from more than 1,000 recruiters, 15,000 alumni, and 9,000 recent grads. Their methodology focuses on how well MBA programs prepare their graduates with relevant skills and how thoroughly students have been prepared for the workforce.
Rankings are comprised of five parts: Employer Survey (35%), Alumni Survey (30%), Student Survey (15%), Job Placement (10%), and Starting Salary (10%). This weighted ranking allows a program that is not the highest in all areas to still receive a high ranking.
• Job placement three months post-MBA: 85.9%
• Average MBA debt for new grads: $40,000
• Top industries for new grads:
2016 Top 20 International Programs:
To read the complete report, check out BW’s International Rankings.
Remember: the data in the rankings is more valuable than the rankings themselves, unless you value what the rankings measure. The rankings should be way down the list of things to consider when you research an international MBA. Finding the programs with the best overall fit for you will ensure the best experience possible.