[photopress:CEIBS_1.jpg,full,alignright]Business schools in Asia continue to have a hard time competing against their international counterparts in The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey of recruiters. Again this year, no Asian M.B.A. program made it onto the international winners’ list.
Many of these schools are still playing catch-up to the best programs in the U.S. and Europe, having come later to the M.B.A. game. Jeanette Purcell, chief executive of the Association of M.B.A.s, the London-based international membership and accreditation agency for M.B.A.s. said, ‘It takes time to establish a school’s credentials, to attract quality students and academics.’
And, according to academic officials, many employers and recruiters in Asia remain resistant to the benefits of a master’s of business administration.
The Journal’s online survey rates full-time M.B.A. programs on 21 attributes.This year, 4,430 recruiters participated in the survey. To be eligible for the rankings, a school had to receive at least 20 rankings from survey respondents who recently recruited there.
In recent years, the international list has been dominated by European, Canadian, Mexican and U.S. schools.
Kulwant Singh, National University of Singapore Business School’s vice dean of graduate studies, said, ‘Many Asian schools are better than their rankings. They’re just new at this.’
One of the Asian schools often cited as up-and-coming is China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.
Source: Wall Street Journal