The Top 10 Asia-Pacific MBAs for ROI

The Top 10 Asia-Pacific MBAs for ROI!

MBAs are more popular than ever in Asia-Pacific. This region has grasped the significance of the qualification and some of the world’s best business schools are now located there. The rapidly developing economies in the area, coupled with savvy business knowledge, makes it the perfect location to gain a qualification.

Nevertheless, the 10-year return on investment (ROI) averages are lower than those seen in North American and Western Europe, at $268,934, according to our latest report: The QS TopMBA Return On Investment Report 2018

Below are the top 10 Asia-Pacific institutions for ROI:

1. The University of Hong-Kong - US$845,350

The number one school in Asia-Pacific for ROI is the University of Hong Kong. An MBA at the institution’s business school costs US$56,500 for domestic students, but for that graduates can expect a 10-year ROI of US$845,350 - nearly 15 times the initial cost of the course. Furthermore, graduates make an average of US$48,000 more after graduation than before they started the course!

2. The University of New South Wales - US$617,875

University of New South Wales is second on the list, offering graduates an average 10-year ROI of US$617,875. This constitutes over 10 and a half times the initial investment for domestic students. In addition, students can expect a post-graduation salary of around US$110,000!

3. The University of Melbourne - US$541,275

Australia's second oldest institution, the University of Melbourne, is third on the list, with a 10-year ROI of US$541,275. This is nearly nine times as much as the initial domestic tuition fees, representing excellent value for money. Graduates can also expect an average post-graduation salary of US$83,700, which is US$30,900 more than the average pre-course salary.

4. National University of Singapore - US$509,312

The National University of Singapore offers a 10-year ROI of US$509,312, over 11 times more than the domestic fees. The institution’s MBA also sees graduates making US$69,500 after completing the course, which is US$32,500 higher than the average pre-MBA salaries.

5. CEIBS - US$503,925

China Europe International Business School is a joint establishment between the Chinese government and the European Commission and was the first mainland Chinese institution to offer a full-time MBA. The MBA offers graduates a 10-year ROI of US$503,925. Graduates can expect to make around US$63,800 after graduation, which represents a US$30,600 salary jump!


6. Nagoya University - US$448,575

Next is the only Japanese institution on the list. Nagoya University’s 10-year ROI is US$448,575 - this constitutes almost 20 times the initial domestic tuition fees! Graduates of the course can expect an approximate US$18,000 salary bump, with professional remuneration after the course averaging US$65,000.

7. Nanyang Technological University - US$390,975

Nanyang Technological University is the second Singaporean institution on this list, and graduates of the institution’s MBA can expect to see a US$390,975 ROI after 10 years. Additionally, graduates see an average salary bump of US$27,300.

8. Macquarie University - US$380,950

Australia’s Macquarie University offers an MBA that can offer a 10-year ROI of US$380,950 and with graduates’ salaries averaging US$105,400 (around US$25,900 higher than their previous salaries), it’s not hard to see what makes this business school so popular.

9. The Chinese University of Hong Kong - US$353,100

The Chinese University of Hong Kong sees MBA graduates making around US$19,400 more than before starting the course - with an average post-graduation salary of US$62,400. The 10-year ROI of the course is around US$353,100.

10. The University of Western Australia - US$344,175

The University of Western Australia is 10th on the list, with graduates seeing an average 10-year ROI of US$344,175 - this represents almost seven times the domestic tuition fees. Graduates generally see a post-MBA salary bump of around US$7,100, taking home  US$86,000 annually on average.


Amelia Hopkins
Written by Amelia Hopkins

Amelia Hopkins is a writer for TopMBA, covering the latest news in business and business education. A graduate of the University of Leeds and Yorkshire native, she enjoys reading, travelling and talking incessantly about the countryside.

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