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Top Masters in Management Programs by Region

By Niamh O

Updated October 22, 2020 Updated October 22, 2020

The QS Business Masters Rankings 2020 have been released, featuring a rundown of the top master's in management programs around the world.

Unlike the MBA, a master's in management (MiM) is aimed at recent graduates, and the qualification is designed to rapidly develop the business acumen sought after by big corporations and SMEs alike. 

Let’s take a look at how MiM programs around the world ranked according to their region.

Top Masters in Management Programs in the US

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Top 10 Masters in Management Programs in the US

US Rank

Global Rank

Business School

Program

1

19

Michigan Ross School of Business

Master of Management

2

21

The Fuqua School of Business

Master of Management Studies

3

41

Boston University Questrom School of Business

MS in Management Studies

4

52

ASU – Thunderbird School of Global Management

Master of Global Management (MGM)

5

59

Mendoza College of Business

MSc in Management

6

62

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

MS in International Management

7

64=

Gabelli School of Business

MS in Management

8

79

W. P. Carey School of Business

MSc in Management

9

83=

Hough Graduate School of Business

Master of Science in Management

10

86

Lehigh University - College of Business and Economics

Master of Science in Management

Arguably the home of graduate business education, the US is home to a number of different management programs of varying focus.

Ross’ 10-month Master of Management is specifically designed for students with a liberal arts, science, or engineering background. The program earned the highest score for thought leadership in the US according to our ranking indicators. 

Duke Fuqua’s Master of Management Studies is 10 months in duration. Students spend five 6-week terms studying on campus – covering 15 business courses; a total of 43 credit units. Fuqua’s program scored the highest score in the US for alumni outcomes, and the third highest for value for money.

The nine-month Master of Science in Management Studies program at Boston University Questrom School of Business has a 9-5 schedule, breaking students away from the typical class structure.

Similarly, Thunderbird School of Global Management – situated in Phoenix, Arizona – offers students its Master of Global Management program, which is four semesters long with 49 credit hours. The course scored highly in our value for money indicator in particular.

Top Masters in Management Programs in Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                          Top Masters in Management Programs in Canada

Canadian rank

Global rank

Business School

Program

1

45

Sauder School of Business

Master of Management

2

53=

Ivey Business School

MSc in Management

3

66

HEC Montréal

MSc International Business

4

92

John Molson School of Business

Master of Science in Management

5

99=

University of Ottawa – Telfer School of Management

Masters of Science in Management

6

101+

Gustavson School of Business at University of Victoria (UVIC)

Master of Global Business

Each year, many international students choose to go to study for their business masters programs in Canada.

It’s unsurprising as to why with Canada’s liberal visa policies and openness to international students – and seeing as both English and French are spoken as official languages, international students can fit right in immediately.

Sauder’s nine-month program runs annually from August to the end of May; the average cohort features 50-60 students with an average age of 23. Students can get involved with the Community Business Project and MM Study Abroad Programs.

Ivey’s full-time MSc program is 16-months with streams in Business Analytics, Digital Management or International Business. The curriculum is delivered using Ivey’s case study method, in fact, Ivey is the only case-based program in Canada, employing the use of over 150 cases a year. 

HEC Montréal’s MSc International Business program is 16-24 months, teaching students about market globalization, strategic challenges of internationalization, and international social development and innovation. Campus Abroad is a 2- to 3-week intensive course in one of eight selected countries.

Top Masters in Management Programs in Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Top 10 Masters in Management programs in Europe

European Rank

Global Rank

Business School

Location

Program

1

1

HEC Paris School of Management

Jouy-en-Josas, France

MSc Strategic Management

2

2

London Business School

London

Masters in Management

3

3

ESSEC Business School

Paris

MSc in Strategy & Management of International Business

4

4

ESADE Ramon Llull University

Barcelona

MSc in International Management

5

5

Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London

London

MSc in Management

6

6

IE Business School

Madrid

Master in Management

7

7

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

London

MSc Management and Strategy

8

8=

Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen, Milan, London

Master in International Management

9

8=

ESCP Europe Business School

Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Torino, London

Master in Management (Grande Ecole)

10

11=

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Milan

Master of Science in International Management

This year’s Masters in Management ranking features 86 business schools from across Europe. When it comes to the region, you really do have your pick of the litter when deciding where to study.

Do you fancy soaking up the culture in France? Learning a new language in Spain? Admiring the history in the UK? There are so many reasons to study for your masters in Europe.

For the second year in a row, HEC Paris’ MSc in Strategic Management lands the top spot not only in Europe, but on the global stage. The 12-month HEC Paris MBA program earned a perfect score for alumni outcomes – allowing for even more networking prospects for grads.

Similarly, London Business School’s Masters in Management earned the silver position within Europe and around the world. LBS’ program is for recent graduates with less than two years of postgraduate work experience, and it can be completed anywhere between 12-16 months.

ESSEC’s 12-month MSc in Strategy & Management of International Business climbed up to 3rd spot from 4th this year.  

Top Masters in Management Programs in Asia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Top Masters in Management programs in Asia

Asia Rank

Global Rank

Business School

Location

Program

1

27

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Bangalore

Bangalore

Post Graduate Programme in Management

2

28

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Post Graduate Programme in Management

3

31

Antai College of Economics & Management

Shanghai

Master in Management Science and Engineering

4

42

HKUST Business School

Hong Kong

MSc in International Management

5

49

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Calcutta

Kolkata

Post Graduate Diploma in Management

6

101+

Indian Institute of Management Indore

Indore

PGPM

7

101+

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

Udaipur

PGPM

8

101+

NUCB Business School

Nagoya

MSc in Management

9

101+

T A PAI Management Institute

Manipal

PGDM

Asia offers diverse business culture, course offerings, and experience to students hoping to pursue a MiM in the continent. And although there is a huge diversity in the language spoken on the continent, many of the top schools will offer programs in English.

IIM Bangalore’s program is two years long (featuring six trimesters) with a summer project intermediary. IIMB has multi-disciplinary Centres of Excellence focussing on different areas, including, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance & Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, and more.

IIM Ahmedabad’s PGP program isn’t too dissimilar to IIM Bangalore’s. Ahmedabad two-year program focuses on management disciplines and developing business knowledge foundations and management theory.

Shanghai Jiao Tong (Antai) Master in Management Science and Engineering is taught in Chinese. The program aims to teach management theory, computer science and technology and application.

Top Masters in Management Programs in Oceania

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Top Masters in Management programs in Oceania 2020

Oceania rank

Global rank

Business school

Location

Program

1

34

The University of Sydney Business School

Sydney

Master of Management

2

75

Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong

Wollongong; Sydney

Master of Business

With close ties to the growing business market in Asia, choosing to study for a Master in Management in Australia seems like a no brainer. And let’s not forget about all the extracurricular activities to enjoy from surfing to hiking across the golden isle.

The University of Sydney Business School’s Master in Management can be undertaken in 12 months full-time of two years part-time. Students will be part of a hand-picked group of around 50 students, and students can look forward to gaining hands-on experience working with multinational corporations such as Deloitte, PwC and Procter and Gamble.

Similarly, Sydney Business School at the University of Wollongong’s Master of Business program is 1.5 years full-time (or part-time equivalent); or two years if combined with another master's program. There are three intakes a year, and some classe are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

This article was originally published in September 2019 . It was last updated in October 2020

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Niamh is Deputy Head of Content at QS (TopMBA.com; topuniversities.com), creating and editing content for an international student audience. Having gained her journalism qualification at the Press Association, London and since written for different international publications, she's now enjoying telling the stories of students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and organizations from across the globe.  

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