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KAIST MBA enters into the Top 100 in the FT Global Ranking2011-01-31Hit:11613

KAIST MBA enters into the Top 100 in the FT Global Ranking,

the first and only full-time MBA program in Korea

- Ranked higher than London and Harvard MBA in the area of international experience and placement success

- Only 7 Asian MBA programs are in the top 100

KAIST MBA made its debut in the Financial Times Top Global 100 MBA rankings. It ranked 99th in the world, 7th in Asia and was the only Korean school selected in this prestigious ranking.

In the area of exposure to International Experience, which can be measured by overseas field trips and student exchange program participation, KAIST MBA ranked 6th; it ranked 17th in Placement Success, including career support satisfaction. KAIST Business School received higher rating than Harvard Business School and London Business School in the area of employment rate within 3 months after graduation with a 100% success rate. KAIST Business School also placed 25th in Full-time Doctoral Rank, which measures the quality of PhD programs.

The entry into the top 100 global full-time MBA ranking this year, along with the great achievement of 45th rank in the Executive Education back in 2009, shows that KAIST Business has proven itself as a globally competitive, prestigious Business School said Dean Ravi Kumar. The fact that KAIST Business Schools American-style full-time MBA program has endeavored to improve in the area of collaborations with other globally prestigious MBA schools in dual degree programs and global field trips and in nurturing talented students whom businesses and companies continuously recruit was seen very favorably by Financial Times added Dean Ravi Kumar. He also mentioned that this was a major victory for Korea that one of its fine Business Schools made it into the TOP 100 MBA rankingsonly other Asian countries in this list are India, China/Hong Kong and Singapore. We are happy that we are in the Top 100 but we are putting together plans with specific implementation activities with our target to be in the Top 50 as soon as possible.

London Business School and Wharton Business School jointly ranked 1st overall while Harvard Business School ranked 3rd. In Asia, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) topped the ranking with 6th overall global ranking

Financial Times release its full-time MBA ranking every January and part-time EMBA ranking every October. Compared to other institutions involved in global MBA rankings, Financial Times MBA ranking is one of the most respected and most frequently cited ranking because it puts more weight on alumni responses regarding salary increases and careers after MBA graduation.

Contact : Lee, Sohyun ( sohyun.c.lee@kaist.ac.kr )