Financial Learning Centers

World Financial Learning Centers


The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 lists the world’s top universities for finance and accounting. The rankings list 50 universities from around the world which have achieved excellence for imparting education in finance and accounting. As expected, universities from the United States and the United Kingdom dominate the list. Among these 50 universities, the top ten are solely from these two countries. The top three ranks are occupied by premier American universities – Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University. The three universities have an overall score of 99.3, 93.8, and 93.5 percent respectively. At the fourth and fifth positions are listed the British Universities – London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Oxford. The other universities in the top ten list include University of Chicago (6th), University of Cambridge (7th),University of Pennsylvania (8th), London Business School (9th), and University of California, Berkeley (10th).

Of the 50 universities, 17 are from the United States. Though the United Kingdom and Australia are placed even with seven universities each, Australian universities have failed to break into the top ten list which has four UK universities. The other countries and regions that find a mention on the top 50 list include the Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan, Denmark, Canada, France, New Zealand, Italy and Singapore.


World Financial Learning Centers 2016

Rank University Location
1 Harvard University United States
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
3 Stanford University United States
4 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
5 University of Oxford United Kingdom
6 University of Chicago United States
7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
8 University of Pennsylvania United States
9 London Business School United Kingdom
10 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
11 New York University (NYU) United States
12 The University of Melbourne Australia
13 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) Australia
14 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
15 Yale University United States
16 Columbia University United States
17 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
18 The University of Sydney Australia
19 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
20 The University of Manchester United Kingdom
21 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore
22 INSEAD France
23 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
24 Monash University Australia
25 Princeton University United States
26 The University of Queensland Australia
27 Bocconi University Italy
28 The Australian National University Australia
29 University of Michigan United States
30 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong
31 Northwestern University United States
32 Peking University China
33 University of Texas at Austin United States
34 Cornell University United States
35 The University of Auckland New Zealand
36 University of Toronto Canada
37 HEC Paris School of Management France
38 Duke University United States
39 University of British Columbia Canada
40 Copenhagen Business School Denmark
41 The University of Warwick United Kingdom
42 The University of Tokyo Japan
43 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
44 Imperial College London United Kingdom
45 Seoul National University South Korea
46 Tsinghua University China
47 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
48 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
49 University of Technology Sydney Australia
50 University of Amsterdam Netherlands



Business Schools are Educational Institutions that provide facilities for the higher education, academic learning and research facilities. There are more than 13670 top level business schools around the world . Many of the modern business schools train the students and executives to lead the corporate and government to drive the economy of the country. Business schools provide many of the programs and many of the courses covering entire range of management education .These courses are Marketing , Human Resources, Finance and Banking, Insurance, Information Technology, Logistics and Supply China, Healthcare and tourism, Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

Modern Business schools have their own Entrepreneurial Cells and Innovation centers and Centers of Excellence where many of the projects and Real life problems are tested so as to find a business solution or build a business.Modern Business Schools are equipped with state of the art technological equipments and technology that they implement for business development and management purpose. Many of the business schools share their facilities , students and teaching facilities so that they can collaborate and build partnership to excel in their standings.

Top Business Schools are fairly distributed across the world , but certain patterns can be found like the more developed economies have strong business schools . The U.S , Central and Eastern European countries like U.K , Spain, Denmark , France, Germany have a large number of business schools. Asian and African Countries like India, China, Japan , Brazil, South Africa , Indonesia have a large number of business schools as they are the emerging markets in the world with strong economic growth and a large base of population and middle class to fuel the student applicants for study.

Many of the top business schools have multiple campuses located all around the world. As Asian Market is largely increasing many of the European and American schools came to establish campuses in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai and other economic places. There are many International Accreditation bodies which check the quality of education imparted by the School and research facilities available. The International accreditation gives the business schools as a quality standard that they can use as a promotional standard. There are AACSB , EQUIS, AMBA accreditation bodies that give the accreditation to business schools.

The business schools are also rated according to the ranking by many different bodies to check their relative performance and student performance , job facilities and educational standards. Business schools also adopt different types of teaching models that they showcase to attract students. These models may be Case Study method, Experimental Method, Discussion method or Subject teaching along with practical implementation.

Business schools also attract research students , fellows and professors to teach and research at their institutions , As there is a dearth of management professors , business schools compete to get the best. Management professors not only have strong market knowledge but also industrial experience so that they can properly guide the students.

Business Schools provide MBA , Executive MBA, part time MBA and many other professional skill development programs to meet the needs of the students . These programs are usually of one and two years . These programs train the graduates to lead the corporates, start a business or to research into some business problem.

Getting into one of the top business schools around the world is very difficult , As the number of Applications are huge and competition is fierce . Business schools use a large stage of tests to skim the best among the applicants. Students need to have very good GMAT Score, Have good Academic background and relevant work experience. They need to have managerial qualities of maturity, problem solving and critical thinking approach along with communication and group handling skills. Many top business schools also ask applicants to showcase their English Proficiency skills by providing IELTS, TOFEL test results. Applicants may also have to undergo series of interviews before getting accepted by the institution. Getting into top business school is worth the effort as you will have a quality of education that will last for your life and will get a very high paying job.

Top Business schools have a strong Alumni Network that helps the students to gain experience from them and build contacts that will be beneficial for them in the long run. Top business schools seek a balanced personality and cover a wide range of diversity in the management class as it will help in understanding the view points and help in the overall quality of the programs. It also provides international exposure to the students.

Business Schools play a major role in the economic development of a country as they provide the necessary managerial training to the students who grow up to become leaders in the business world. Business Schools may be Public institutions funded by the government or private institutions that provide management education. Business schools also partner with corporates and other institutions for industry specific knowledge and skill development.

Business schools provide job opportunities to the graduates and the placement information is a determinant for choosing the business schools. Top business schools provide high paying jobs in the field of consulting , finance, marketing and strategic planning. Business schools also prepare the students to achieve success in professional life and lead a better quality life. Many of the top multinational companies sent their executives for management training so that these executives can gain management knowledge to implement them for the benefit of the corporates and take it to higher growth..

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Last Updated on : 15th September 2016 (DU, CU)

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