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India emerging as a favorite B-School destination

GMAC study throws up surprises in preferred destinations for MBA aspirants

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.

However it turns out that a recent study by the Graduate Management Admission Council has rated India to be in the top 5 destinations to pursue an MBA. So I discovered when I came upon this article.


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

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