The Financial Times, latest MBA survey, published today shows that Imperial College Management School has dropped significantly in its international ranking over the past 12 months. Imperial was ranked as joint 64th in the world, with Esade of Spain. Last year the School was ranked as 54th.
While the slide in the overall table is disappointing, it is believed that the Management School will be more worried about its rankings in the Entrepreneurship Category. Last year, IC was ranked as the best business school in Europe, and one of the top 5 in the world, for entrepreneurship. This year, IC has crashed out of the top 10 allowing London Business School (LBS). LBS were also the highest ranked UK business school, at number 8 in the table. Imperial will also have been embarrassed by Oxford University, who shot straight to number 34, despite not having made the top 100 last year.
Imperial did, however, score well in the “Research” category, ranked as 7th best in the world. However, it is felt that this is category is not one that will appeal to the broad majority of prospective MBA students. No-one from the Management School was available for comment.