Top Masters in Management Programs by Region

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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

Master of Management

2

21

Master of Management Studies

3

41

Boston University Questrom School of Business

MS in Management Studies

4

52

Master of Global Management (MGM)

5

59

MSc in Management

6

62

MS in International Management

7

64=

MS in Management

8

79

MSc in Management

9

83=

Master of Science in Management

10

86

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

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Canadian rank

Global rank

Business School

Program

1

45

Master of Management

2

53=

MSc in Management

3

66

MSc International Business

4

92

Master of Science in Management

5

99=

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

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European Rank

Global Rank

Business School

Location

Program

1

1

Jouy-en-Josas, France

MSc Strategic Management

2

2

London

Masters in Management

3

3

Paris

MSc in Strategy & Management of International Business

4

4

Barcelona

MSc in International Management

5

5

London

MSc in Management

6

6

Madrid

Master in Management

7

7

London

MSc Management and Strategy

8

8=

Copenhagen, Milan, London

Master in International Management

9

8=

Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Torino, London

Master in Management (Grande Ecole)

10

11=

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

Bangalore

Post Graduate Programme in Management

2

28

Ahmedabad

Post Graduate Programme in Management

3

31

Shanghai

Master in Management Science and Engineering

4

42

Hong Kong

MSc in International Management

5

49

Kolkata

Post Graduate Diploma in Management

6

101+

Indore

PGPM

7

101+

Udaipur

PGPM

8

101+

Nagoya

MSc in Management

9

101+

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

Sydney

Master of Management

2

75

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.

Written by Niamh Ollerton

Niamh is Assistant Editor of TopMBA.com, creating and editing content for an international MBA 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 the business world.  

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