Graduate business school Insead tops Financial Times' global ranking of MBA programmes

Graduate business school Insead's Singapore campus at Ayer Rajah Avenue.
Graduate business school Insead's Singapore campus at Ayer Rajah Avenue. PHOTO: INSEAD

SINGAPORE - Graduate business school Insead tops the latest Financial Times' (FT) global ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes.

The school, which has a campus in Singapore along Ayar Rajah Avenue, climbed three places to pull ahead of luminaries such as the Harvard and London Business Schools, which ranked second and third respectively.

It has two other campuses in Paris and Abu Dhabi.

Insead also celebrated a unique "triple first" - its Tsinghua-Insead Executive MBA (EMBA) was previously ranked number one in the world by FT, while its global EMBA was the highest ranked single school programme.

In a press release, Insead's dean Ilian Mihov said the achievement highlighted the success of the school's alumni and was the result of significant improvements across a large number of parameters.


"These include the salaries of our graduates, the percentage increase in salaries post-graduation, and the return on investment for the degree, among other indicators," Professor Mihov, who is based at the Singapore campus, added.

Post-graduate salaries for Insead graduates average over US$166,000 (S$237,000).

Meanwhile, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was ranked joint-29th in the global index, emerging as Singapore's top-ranking MBA programme.

It moved up 11 places and was placed sixth in the Asia-Pacific region.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) slipped a place but was not far behind in 32nd spot.