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Top MBA Programs in India for Employability

By Linda M

Updated December 20, 2019 Updated December 20, 2019

Which Indian schools offer their MBA graduates the best chance in the evolving job market?

The QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020 take a deeper look at MBA programs across the globe. One of the indicators included in the ranking is the employability indicator, revealing the top business schools for graduate employability. By collecting data from QS surveys and schools themselves, the ranking gives a comprehensive outlook of the institutions employers prefer to hire from. Learn more about the methodology here.

Here are the top five Indian universities for employability.


QS World University Rankings 2020: Top MBA Programs in India for Employability


2020 Rank






Employability Score





Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)











Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)












Indian School of Business (ISB)












Indian Institute of Management (IIMC)











S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)








5) S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)


With an employability score of 30.5, SPJMR is the fifth best Indian business school to graduate from. Acclaimed as one of the top institutions in the Mumbai area, SPJMR aims to become the country’s most innovative, global and socially responsible school for management. Its MBA program focuses on original research, innovative pedagogy, proactive industry engagement and a collaborative educational approach. Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to network with leading Indian corporation and enterprises to learn more about evolving local economy.
SPJMR is also the school with the highest score for class and faculty diversity.  

4) Indian Institute of Management (IIMC)


India’s oldest Institute of Management, IIMC, places fourth on the list with an employability score of 48.4. The school’s mission is to champion Indian ethos and societal values through education. Its MBA program attracts some of the best talent in the country, from academia to industry and research, and has strong ties with the local business community, giving students the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge into practice.

3) Indian School of Business (ISB)


With an employability score of 49.2, ISB has managed to fulfil the need for a world-class business school in emerging Asian economies. Its one-year MBA program champions the school’s mission to form young leaders who understand developing local businesses but also possess a global outlook, allowing students to customize their curriculum based on working experience, academic background and professional interests.

2) Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)


Located in India’s high-tech capital, IIMB’s mission is to nurture innovative business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and social change agents through holistic and transformative education. With an employability score of 57.8 and a perfect score for Return on Investment, its MBA program is guaranteed to give students an in-depth overview of India’s dynamic economy and the knowledge necessary to join local business communities.

1)Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)


IIM’s MBA has been named the best program for post-graduation employability with a score of 62.6. The school aims to be recognized as a top global management school, helping students make a progressive and sustainable impact on society. The program has a global outlook and blends high-quality education with cultural exchange opportunities, such as dual degree programs and partnerships with ESSEC Business School and SDA Bocconi School of Management.


This article was originally published in December 2019 .

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 


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