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Change of date: QS Global 200 Business Schools Report

Press announcement

25th November, 2011

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2011 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report will now be released on the 5th of December and not on the 30th of November, as previously communicated. An embargoed press release will be sent next week (28th November- 2nd December)

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

QS Press Office
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200 of MBA employers’ top hunting grounds revealed on 30th November

Largest survey of MBA employers after record response levels

An annual survey of MBA employers’ 200 most-preferred business schools in the world will be released on TopMBA.com on 30th November. With over 2000 MBA employers responding from more than 70 countries, the 2011 report is currently the largest survey of its kind.

The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report will see international MBA employers name their most-preferred business schools from five regions: North America; Europe; Asia; Latin America; and Middle East and Africa.

Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS says, “This year’s record number of responses from MBA employers will make the report extremely relevant for those whose main motivation for studying an MBA is to improve their career prospects.”

Employers’ preferred business schools for ten popular elective specializations will also be revealed. Specializations include: finance; marketing; entrepreneurship; international management; information management; strategy; corporate social responsibility; innovation; leadership and operations management.

For more information and the embargoed press release with full results, contact:

Simona Bizzozero
+44(0) 7880 620 856
[email protected]

Vickie Chiu
+44(0) 207 284 7292
[email protected]


QS Global 200 Business Schools Report

The research originated in the early1990s, as an alternative to business school rankings.
The report’s objective is to enable employers to identify the business schools from which they most actively recruit, without inferring any overall ranking. At the heart of the report is the definitive list of 200 business schools currently preferred by the most international employers for the purpose of hiring MBA graduates. This list is compiled from an annual survey of Human Resources (HR) managers and line managers with recruiting responsibilities at companies around the world. Each year employers recommend new schools to be added to this list, which employers around the world can then rate and comment upon.

QS also collects comparable data from all these schools which it audits and then makes available to enable readers to compare schools across various dimensions.

Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS

Nunzio took his MBA at The Wharton School in the USA, where he won the Glockner Prize for Management, after gaining an MA at the University of Cambridge in the UK. At Wharton, Nunzio also led the team that won the Moot Corp Business Venture Award in 1990, in competition with teams from the top US and European business schools. Before starting his own business Nunzio worked in strategy consulting for Mercer Management Consulting and Bain & Company, in the UK and Italy.

Nunzio is responsible for the annual QS TopMBA.com Applicant and Recruiter Research, producing several reports including the annual 'QS Global 200 Business Schools: The Employers' Choice'. He is also research director for the annual QS World University Rankings(r) and is recognized as an authority on the strengths, weaknesses and specializations of business schools and universities around the world.

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