best MBA for Indians in Asia, please advice


Sandy from Bangalore, please advice on best MBA in Asia for Indians coming from IT background wanting to pursue careers in finance.

Sandy from Bangalore, please advice on best MBA in Asia for Indians coming from IT background wanting to pursue careers in finance.

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Kate_hk

Hi Sandy,
HKUST and INSEAD seem to be the two best schools in Asia, if you want to do finance apparently HKUST is a good choice.
Have a look at the following thread - but don't take everything too seriously... for some people it seems to be a very personal issue ;-) - but you will find some facts also about those schools:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/4345/2

If you go through the threads about Asia, you will find some more discussion on top schools with a lot of information.

Good luck!

kate

Hi Sandy,
HKUST and INSEAD seem to be the two best schools in Asia, if you want to do finance apparently HKUST is a good choice.
Have a look at the following thread - but don't take everything too seriously... for some people it seems to be a very personal issue ;-) - but you will find some facts also about those schools:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/4345/2

If you go through the threads about Asia, you will find some more discussion on top schools with a lot of information.

Good luck!

kate
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madhu

Hi Sandy,
HKUST and INSEAD seem to be the two best schools in Asia, if you want to do finance apparently HKUST is a good choice.
Have a look at the following thread - but don't take everything too seriously... for some people it seems to be a very personal issue ;-) - but you will find some facts also about those schools:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/4345/2

If you go through the threads about Asia, you will find some more discussion on top schools with a lot of information.

Good luck!

kate


Clearly Insead in Singapore and HKUST are the leading mba schools in Asia, please picture horizontal scale from 1-15

Insead-Singapore at 1
HKUST somewhere at 3-4
the rest of schools at 12-15

hope this gives you a clearer picture. I was unable to qualify for Insead and HKUST :-(

<blockquote>Hi Sandy,
HKUST and INSEAD seem to be the two best schools in Asia, if you want to do finance apparently HKUST is a good choice.
Have a look at the following thread - but don't take everything too seriously... for some people it seems to be a very personal issue ;-) - but you will find some facts also about those schools:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/4345/2

If you go through the threads about Asia, you will find some more discussion on top schools with a lot of information.

Good luck!

kate</blockquote>

Clearly Insead in Singapore and HKUST are the leading mba schools in Asia, please picture horizontal scale from 1-15

Insead-Singapore at 1
HKUST somewhere at 3-4
the rest of schools at 12-15

hope this gives you a clearer picture. I was unable to qualify for Insead and HKUST :-(
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raj_81

Hello,
Indian interested in doing MBA in HOng Kong, can you please talk more about HKUST?
Raj

Hello,
Indian interested in doing MBA in HOng Kong, can you please talk more about HKUST?
Raj
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kav4u

S.P. Jain Dubai / Singapore ( SPJCM ) is a good bet in my regard. Its got a great placement record and has been around for 3 years to build a good industry interface and Brand Name.

check out:
www.spjain.org

Sandy from Bangalore, please advice on best MBA in Asia for Indians coming from IT background wanting to pursue careers in finance.

S.P. Jain Dubai / Singapore ( SPJCM ) is a good bet in my regard. Its got a great placement record and has been around for 3 years to build a good industry interface and Brand Name.

check out:
www.spjain.org

<blockquote>Sandy from Bangalore, please advice on best MBA in Asia for Indians coming from IT background wanting to pursue careers in finance.

</blockquote>
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Langham

I think the highest ranking in Asia is University of Tokyo and then HKU. This ranking is not in term of MBA only, but in general ranking from UK Times.

I think the highest ranking in Asia is University of Tokyo and then HKU. This ranking is not in term of MBA only, but in general ranking from UK Times.
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madhu

I think the highest ranking in Asia is University of Tokyo and then HKU. This ranking is not in term of MBA only, but in general ranking from UK Times.


since you are looking for an MBA why would you look at general rankings? makes no sense at all. HKU is great for social sciences, medicine, etc, but in business it is and will continue to be non-existent for at least a decase.

<blockquote>I think the highest ranking in Asia is University of Tokyo and then HKU. This ranking is not in term of MBA only, but in general ranking from UK Times.</blockquote>

since you are looking for an MBA why would you look at general rankings? makes no sense at all. HKU is great for social sciences, medicine, etc, but in business it is and will continue to be non-existent for at least a decase.
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Kate_hk

Its funny that you mention Japan, not so much considered here on the board. Can youtell me more about Japanese MBA? Did you do your MBA in Tokyo?
People generally think that Japanese MBA programs are more for local students, not internationally orientated, not many foreign students. Is that wrong? How are job placement prospects of Tokyo MBA?

Its funny that you mention Japan, not so much considered here on the board. Can youtell me more about Japanese MBA? Did you do your MBA in Tokyo?
People generally think that Japanese MBA programs are more for local students, not internationally orientated, not many foreign students. Is that wrong? How are job placement prospects of Tokyo MBA?
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Inactive User

According to the most recent statistics published by the Economist, the only Japanese MBA school to appear in the top 100 schools worldwide is the International University of Japan - Graduate School of International Management, at number 77. Its does, however, have an intake comprising 82% international students, which suggests that it, if not necessarily all Japanese schools, are far more international than is often assumed. There are also places like Lambert, which has links with Kellogg, and McGill has a Tokyo campus. A couple of places have links with some of the big Singapore and Hong-Kong based schools, too. Just a quick flick through the Japanese schools profiled on here (http://www.find-mba.com/japan) suggests that English-language instruction is quite common, and I'm sure picking up Japanese in the meantime would be a really good thing, but I'm afraid I'm not in a position to say whether or not that all adds up to an MBA which would be considered any more or less attractive to international employers.

According to the most recent statistics published by the Economist, the only Japanese MBA school to appear in the top 100 schools worldwide is the International University of Japan - Graduate School of International Management, at number 77. Its does, however, have an intake comprising 82% international students, which suggests that it, if not necessarily all Japanese schools, are far more international than is often assumed. There are also places like Lambert, which has links with Kellogg, and McGill has a Tokyo campus. A couple of places have links with some of the big Singapore and Hong-Kong based schools, too. Just a quick flick through the Japanese schools profiled on here (http://www.find-mba.com/japan) suggests that English-language instruction is quite common, and I'm sure picking up Japanese in the meantime would be a really good thing, but I'm afraid I'm not in a position to say whether or not that all adds up to an MBA which would be considered any more or less attractive to international employers.
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LaVoz de G...

I think the highest ranking in Asia is University of Tokyo and then HKU. This ranking is not in term of MBA only, but in general ranking from UK Times.


Unfortunately the University of Tokyo does not offer a Master's of Business Administration. Students at Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Economics can study Business Administration but can only obtain a Master's of Economics, not an MBA. The Master program is a small one with currently only 19 students enrolled none of whom are from India.

http://www.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/advisor-www-e.html#in

<blockquote>I think the highest ranking in Asia is University of Tokyo and then HKU. This ranking is not in term of MBA only, but in general ranking from UK Times.</blockquote>

Unfortunately the University of Tokyo does not offer a Master's of Business Administration. Students at Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Economics can study Business Administration but can only obtain a Master's of Economics, not an MBA. The Master program is a small one with currently only 19 students enrolled none of whom are from India.

http://www.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/advisor-www-e.html#in
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LaVoz de G...

According to the most recent statistics published by the Economist, the only Japanese MBA school to appear in the top 100 schools worldwide is the International University of Japan - Graduate School of International Management, at number 77.


IUJ looks pretty interesting for international students. Most full-time faculty members are US educated: http://ibs.iuj.ac.jp/people/index.html

One drawback is that IUJ is located in Minamiuonuma, a small city in a mountainous region of the Niigata Prefecture from where the Shinkansen takes about 40 minutes to reach Niigata city and 90 minutes to reach Tokyo, (230km away). That may not be the ideal environment for everyone for a 2-year MBA.

<blockquote>According to the most recent statistics published by the Economist, the only Japanese MBA school to appear in the top 100 schools worldwide is the International University of Japan - Graduate School of International Management, at number 77. </blockquote>

IUJ looks pretty interesting for international students. Most full-time faculty members are US educated: http://ibs.iuj.ac.jp/people/index.html

One drawback is that IUJ is located in Minamiuonuma, a small city in a mountainous region of the Niigata Prefecture from where the Shinkansen takes about 40 minutes to reach Niigata city and 90 minutes to reach Tokyo, (230km away). That may not be the ideal environment for everyone for a 2-year MBA.
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phonefreak

Unless you speak at least JLPT 2 level japanese, there is no real point in doing an MBA from Japan unless you intend to go into Finance. Outside of the finance, recruitment and English Teaching industries, you must have Japanese speaking capabilities.... and then after that, you will be competing against the local highly educated population for jobs in Japan.

The brand name of Japanese University MBA's are virtually nil, and looking at the highest rank (IUJ) where graduates are earning apprx $44k for a first world nation.. I think it paints the picture of the current value of doing an MBA in Japan.

Even most of the Japanese go abroad to study their MBA's, the ones who stay in Japan to do it are usually sponsored by their companies and will remain with their companies.

As for McGill and Temple... they are both part time courses so you have to be living and working in Tokyo to be able to do that. The most important skill to have if you want to work in Japan, is Japanese. The employment scene here is very domestically focused. e.g Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo in Japan etc. All require near native levels of Japanese capability, even if you have an MBA

Unless you speak at least JLPT 2 level japanese, there is no real point in doing an MBA from Japan unless you intend to go into Finance. Outside of the finance, recruitment and English Teaching industries, you must have Japanese speaking capabilities.... and then after that, you will be competing against the local highly educated population for jobs in Japan.

The brand name of Japanese University MBA's are virtually nil, and looking at the highest rank (IUJ) where graduates are earning apprx $44k for a first world nation.. I think it paints the picture of the current value of doing an MBA in Japan.

Even most of the Japanese go abroad to study their MBA's, the ones who stay in Japan to do it are usually sponsored by their companies and will remain with their companies.

As for McGill and Temple... they are both part time courses so you have to be living and working in Tokyo to be able to do that. The most important skill to have if you want to work in Japan, is Japanese. The employment scene here is very domestically focused. e.g Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo in Japan etc. All require near native levels of Japanese capability, even if you have an MBA
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Inactive User

Thinking about MBAs in Asia that are not Japanese, back to HKUST briefly...

Hong Kong UST Business School looks like a pretty interesting prospect. Ranking 17 in the FT's global MBA ranking this year (up from 47th in 2006)

As well as this, according to their own website:
They were the First business school in Asia to be awarded dual accreditation by AACSB International in the US and EQUIS in Europe.
Now rank World No. 20 and No. 1 in Asia and Australasia, 2007, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Overall, the School ranked No. 20 in research by Financial Times in 2008.
Executive Education Programs No. 1 in Asia-Pacific, 2003-07, Financial Times

Interestingly, they also offer an EMBA which is taught in conjunction with the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - the Kellogg-HKUST, ranked as the No 1 EMBA in the world, 2007, Financial Times.

Given the new position of China as giant economic force in global finance, it could be, strategically, a seriously good place to study.

Thinking about MBAs in Asia that are not Japanese, back to HKUST briefly...

Hong Kong UST Business School looks like a pretty interesting prospect. Ranking 17 in the FT's global MBA ranking this year (up from 47th in 2006)

As well as this, according to their own website:
They were the First business school in Asia to be awarded dual accreditation by AACSB International in the US and EQUIS in Europe.
Now rank World No. 20 and No. 1 in Asia and Australasia, 2007, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Overall, the School ranked No. 20 in research by Financial Times in 2008.
Executive Education Programs No. 1 in Asia-Pacific, 2003-07, Financial Times

Interestingly, they also offer an EMBA which is taught in conjunction with the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - the Kellogg-HKUST, ranked as the No 1 EMBA in the world, 2007, Financial Times.

Given the new position of China as giant economic force in global finance, it could be, strategically, a seriously good place to study.



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Thomas

Hi

There are a few good business schools in Asia for your consideration, e.g. HKUST, HKU, Nanyang, NUS, CEIBS and INSEAD.

Kind regards,
Thomas

Hi

There are a few good business schools in Asia for your consideration, e.g. HKUST, HKU, Nanyang, NUS, CEIBS and INSEAD.

Kind regards,
Thomas
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Langham

In China- CEIBS
In Hong Kong- HKU
In Singapore- Nanyang

In China- CEIBS
In Hong Kong- HKU
In Singapore- Nanyang
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jimmyb

In China- CEIBS
In Hong Kong- HKU
In Singapore- Nanyang


im puzzled by your list... Many Indians try for Insead and ultimately end up at NUS since SIngapore is always the preferred location for us in Asia.

Singapore- Insead
HK - Hong Kong UST
China - CEIBS/Tsinghua

Furthermore, Insead and Hong Kong UST are the best ones you can gain acceptance into in Asia.

<blockquote>In China- CEIBS
In Hong Kong- HKU
In Singapore- Nanyang</blockquote>

im puzzled by your list... Many Indians try for Insead and ultimately end up at NUS since SIngapore is always the preferred location for us in Asia.

Singapore- Insead
HK - Hong Kong UST
China - CEIBS/Tsinghua

Furthermore, Insead and Hong Kong UST are the best ones you can gain acceptance into in Asia.



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