MBA Aspirants bet their future on this data and Business Schools pump out PR articles on it. Yes – Business school rankings, an important indicator that influences MBA applicants to pick one school over the other. Just a few pages into QS Global 200 Business School Report, some glaring contradictions become visible.
The team at QS should be appreciated for making the ranking all about Employability. It is simple, and MBAs cite career progression or career switching as the primary motivation for an MBA. Picking schools that have a good reputation among recruiters is a strategy that will help MBA aspirants reach their post-MBA career goals. The ranking is based on the rating that recruiters provide for each full-time MBA program. Full-time MBA programs are categorized into four categories – Elite Global, Emerging Global, Elite Regional, and Emerging Regional.
The methodology is sound, the focus on Full-time MBA programs, and participating recruiters large but the distribution of recruiters is something that worries us. Page 20 has the Geographic distribution of the employers:
Africa & Middle East 5%
Asia Pacific 29%
Eastern Europe 6%
Latin America 33%
US & Canada 6%
Western Europe 21%
Pay close attention to the US & Canada section – 6% of the entire survey response. This is absurd and misguides MBA applicants. According to the report, from the 33 Elite Global institutions, 12 are from US and 6 are from Canada. This means that 18 of 33, or 54% of Elite Global MBA programs are in the US & Canada. On an average, only 30% of Full-time MBA participants in US & Canada are international. Majority of recruiters in North America is from the same region.
With just 6% representation, the survey does not cover the mood of the majority of recruiters in North America.
We understand that for Elite Global institutions, employability is not a big challenge as it is for other Emerging Global Institutions but QS team would be doing a great favor if they highlight this fact in the Fast Facts section (Page 5).
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