American University Cairo MBA tops list
Dubai, December 5, 2011
American University in Cairo is among the top busi-ness schools in the world, according to the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report.
The report has released a list of the world’s top 200 business schools according to MBA employers.
The list, released today on www.topmba.com , has been prepared after receiving over 2,000 responses from 42 countries, making it the largest survey of its kind, a statement said.
The report provides an alternative to traditional MBA rankings by highlighting the value of MBA programs around the world according to the qualification’s end consumer- the MBA employer.
MBA employers were asked to identify the business schools they prefer to recruit from, it said.
Respondents also identified business schools they deem to produce excellent hires in 10 areas of elective specialization: finance; strategy; marketing; entrepreneurship; corporate social responsibility; information management; innovation and international management.
Middle East and Africa: 1. University of Cape Town (South Africa); 2. American University in Cairo (Egypt); 3. University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
North America: 1. Harvard (US); 2. Stanford (US); 3. Kellogg (US)
Latin America: 1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile); 2. Business School Sao Paulo (Brazil); 3. Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Brazil)
Europe: 1. INSEAD (France); 2. London Business School (UK); 3. Oxford-Säid (UK)
Asia-Pacific: 1. INSEAD-Singapore (Singapore); 2. IIM Ahmedabad (India); 3. Melbourne Business School (Australia)
Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS, said: “Despite the global economic turbulence, the report found record numbers of companies turning towards hiring MBAs. The qualification’s international appeal is becoming increasingly relevant in today’s globally interconnected economy.”
The report allows those considering an MBA to identify business schools which are meeting the needs of international employers and discover newer ones which are gaining reputation. - TradeArabia News Service
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