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The Best Business Schools In Asia

Find out which business schools offer the best MBA programs in Asia

By  Abigail Lister

Tue Feb 15 2022


Top 10

10. Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian School of Business

SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business has acquired triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Its graduate business programs rank highly across Asia: the MSc in Wealth Management is the top program in Asia, and the MSc in Applied Finance comes in the top-five among Asian business schools. 

The MBA program ranked 51st globally in the FT’s MBA rankings, with graduates reaching an impressive 118% salary uptick after the MBA.


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9. CUHK Business School

CUHK Business School is ranked 50th globally by the FT. Students on the full-time MBA program at CUHK take advantage of the school’s location in Hong Kong with a Business Practicum project linking students with corporations in the city, and a curriculum focused on innovation and digital business. 

In fact, students dive into cutting-edge topics including AI, FinTech, and Impact Investing, or they can opt for a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Finance and Technology. 


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8. Peking University Guanghua School of Management

Peking University Guanghua SOM in Beijing ranks 42nd globally in the FT’s list of top MBA programs. 99% of MBA students are employed within three months of graduation and they can expect to increase their salaries by 115%.

The Peking Guanghua MBA is popular among entrepreneurs, many of whom credit the MBA with transforming their businesses, although most graduates go into finance, technology, and consumer goods.

MBA students also get access to the various departments of Peking University, one of the oldest and most prestigious in China, ranked first in Asia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Read our Peking University MBA Jobs & Salary Review for more information about the career paths students pursue after their MBA.

7. Nanyang Business School

Nanyang Business School ranks in the top three Singapore business schools on this list and 39th overall, with an impressive international MBA program taught by over 160 professors with 30 different nationalities.

Business Study Missions offer students the chance to consult with real companies. In the past, Nanyang has taken students to Argentina, Myanmar, and Japan. In addition to this, Strategy Projects boost collaboration between MBA students and industry partners in Singapore, with students exploring real-world challenges with companies.

It's experiences like these that help Nanyang MBA students land jobs at top firms like Apple and Facebook.

6. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School

HKUST Business School is ranked 36th globally and number one in Hong Kong by the FT. 45% of students on the program are international and those students get to tap into the diversity of Hong Kong and myriad businesses in the region.

The full-time MBA at HKUST boasts a tech-heavy program, with a dedicated career track in Business Technology and Analysis, which offers FinTech, AI, and Python courses. Tech is a big focus of the MBA program at HKUST, as the school looks to tap into Hong Kong’s burgeoning technological hub set in the heart of Asia. 

 Learn why one successful MBA student chose HKUST.


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See our Best Business Schools in Asia full Rankings Table + Top 3 on page 3