Masters in international business administration program has become one of the courses that is most popular in the masters’ degree. More schools have started offering the degree program. Differences however have emerged in the quality of the schools as well as the criteria to establish the quality needed to differentiate the programs. This has especially been relevant to students who are about to decide on which colleges to apply. Many schools started offering this program and therefore information from these colleges have been compiled and published in form of books.
Different methods that are of varying validity have been used to come up with the rankings of the programs. Such as, some rankings are based on the interviews with companies who have hired former students who took the masters program. There has been survey of the schools that offer these programs, polls of students and a variety of other means. Initially, the rankings included only a few universities but nowadays it is carried out on most of the universities that offer the course.
You will always find rankings being discussed on the academic websites.However, all of them must follow the set methodologies required for any ranking to be published. This methodology should be viewed with caution for the following reasons. For any ranking, there is always a limit to the population of students undertaking the program that are to be interviewed. You should always ignore majority of schools that are of excellent offerings. Some ranking methods may be subject to debate which are statistically flawed, this mostly happens when rankings rely on the subjective interview of hiring managers.
You will find a school that is well known appearing in each of the rankings but with variations in ranks, that is, you may find a school ranked number one in one list and number twenty on another list. Sometimes the rankings may concentrate on the school itself and this is not good because schools offer programs of different quality. You may also find the leading schools not cooperating with a certain publications due to the perception that the rankings will be misused.