It would be difficult to imagine India being a favorite Business School destination. Specially so when the MBA system within the country is very different from the rest of the world and only a handful of schools accept GMAT scores for admissions.
That the US and the UK are the most popular destinations for management studies is not big news. But the findings of a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which conducts GMAT, a B-school entrance test used globally, have thrown up some surprises. Number 4 on the list of the Top 10 preferred destinations for B-school aspirants is India, with Canada at No. 3. Israel and Spain are the other surprise entrants.
According to experts, India's foray into the elite league has a lot to do with the emergence of institutions such as the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, which was ranked No. 12 globally in the Financial Times ( London) Global MBA rankings earlier this year. The IIMs, which use GMAT as an entrance test for their executive MBA programmes, are also responsible for India's popularity.
Read more: India in top 4 among B-school destinations - The Times of India