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Forbes names world’s best global one-year MBAs

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The University of Hong Kong's MBA was ranked seventh in the world and the best in Asia by Forbes. Source: Shutterstock

Forbes has released its Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs for 2017, with institutions in Germany, Spain, Australia and Hong Kong among the world’s best.

IMD on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland was ranked first by Forbes in 2017. Its class of 90 members represents 44 different nationalities, with a requirement of the programme that applicants speak at least one language besides English.

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Second is Insead – which has campuses in France, Abu Dhabi and Singapore – and prides itself on being “the business school for the world”; followed by Spain’s IE Business School which boasts a graduate employment rate of 89 percent within three months of finishing the course.

The Forbes MBA rankings along with Financial Times and The Economist are amongst the most prestigious in the world.

Ranking Name Location
1 IMD Lausanne, Switzerland
2 Insead Fontainebleau, France
3 IE Business School Madrid, Spain
4 Cambridge (Judge) Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 SDA Bocconi Milan, Italy
6 Oxford (Said) Oxford, United Kingdom
7 Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong
8 Mannheim Mannheim, Germany
9 Erasmus (Rotterdam) Rotterdam, Netherlands
10 Cranfield Cranfield, United Kingdom
11 Lancaster Lancaster, United Kingdom
12 City U (Cass) London, United Kingdom
13 Imperial London, United Kingdom
14 Warwick Coventry, United Kingdom
15 Hult London, United Kingdom
16 S P Jain Sydney, Australia
17 HEC Montreal Montreal, QC, Canada

Dr. Indu Niranjan, dean of the Global MBA program at SP Jain School of Global Management said: Our goal is to train our graduates for top companies around the world.

“Our students have the unique benefit of studying in three cities – Singapore, Sydney and Dubai. They get to understand how to navigate and adapt in a global business environment – a skill much valued by recruiters.”

“They undertake projects assigned by both local or global companies, interact with business leaders and thinkers, immersing themselves in different local cultures and developing important global skills.”

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