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Asia Pacific Business Schools with the Highest Average GMAT Scores

By Nicole Willson

Updated July 23, 2019 Updated July 23, 2019

You might assume that, by and large, the average GMAT score of a school’s admitted MBA cohort rises along with a school’s standing in MBA rankings. However, QS’s 2014/15 Asia-Pacific MBA ranking show that this is not the case in this dynamic region.

In all, three Asia Pacific business schools have average GMAT scores topping 700 – accounting for 10% of schools featuring in the ranking (for the Global 200 rankings, the world’s top 200 schools are chosen by actively-hiring employers and academic experts in the field of business and management and then ranked by region). This compares to 20% of schools featuring in the North American ranking.

The Asia-Pacific schools in the 700 club are the Indian School of Business, IIM Ahmedabad (the IIMs more traditionally accept CAT rather than GMAT scores), and INSEAD Singapore.

The average GMAT score for the region is 625, 26 points lower than the average GMAT score for North America but 26 points higher than Europe. Singapore and Hong Kong seem to be the destinations of choice for high GMAT achievers, with three schools apiece represented in this top 10. Five of the Asia-Pacific business schools featuring in the ranking did not provide GMAT scores. 

For more information on the average GMAT scores for the 30 Asia Pacific schools featuring in QS’s regional MBA ranking, see the full ranking or download the accompanying report.

Top 10 Asia-Pacific schools in terms of GMAT scores

MBA rankings GMAT


This article was originally published in November 2014 . It was last updated in July 2019

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Nicole is the SEO manager of, as well as a contributing author. She holds a BA in history and sociology, and a master's in library science. Aside from her work for QS, Nicole is a long-time contributing editor and administrator for WikiHow.