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QS STARS BUSINESS SCHOOL

SCHOOL CRITERIA

FACILITIES

100

INTERNATIONALIZATION & DIVERSITY

100

TEACHING & STUDENT QUALITY

100

OUTPUT CRITERIA

EMPLOYABILITY

200

RESEARCH

150

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

100

ENGAGEMENT

Optional alternate to any of the Output categories, note higher weighting on employability and research

100

SPECIALIST CRITERIA

International Management

Accounting

Actuarial

Business Law

Finance

Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Innovation

Operations Management

Information Management

Leadership

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy

MBA

RANKINGS & PUBLIC EVALUATIONS

250

OR

PROGRAM STRENGTH

250


SCHOOL CRITERIA

FACILITIES

100

IT Infrastructure ............................................................................................................................ 40

One on campus computer OR wired access point per student OR WIFI access across 90% of campus area excluding parks

and sports fields, scaled down to 60%.

Library facilities ............................................................................................................................ 40

Investment of $350 per student over the past year scaled down to $100 OR 5 new library catalogue entries per student scaled

down to 2.

Sports & catering facilities ............................................................................................................. 20

5 points for each of the following on-campus facilities to a maximum of 20 OR 3 points if the school is part of a larger

institution with 2 bonus points for 5 or more

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vi)

swimming pool

fitness gym

indoor sports court

outdoor sports court / pitch

restaurant

student cafeteria

INTERNATIONALIZATION & DIVERSITY

100

International diversity ................................................................................................................... 40

50 nationalities represented in student body (excluding online, distance learning or offshore students) scaled down to 5

Gender balance OR Ethnic mix ..................................................................................................... 20

40% females represented in student body scaled down to 20%

OR

40% diverse ethnic groups represented in student body scaled down to 20%

Academic partnerships.................................................................................................................. 20

20 school partnerships scaled down to 5 – joint degrees, joint research initiatives, active exchange agreements etc…

International faculty ...................................................................................................................... 10

25% international faculty, scaled proportion of the points thereafter

International students .................................................................................................................... 10

20% international students, scaled proportion of the points thereafter


TEACHING & STUDENT QUALITY

100

Faculty Student Ratio .................................................................................................................... 30

Maximum points for a 10:1 ratio (10%) scaled down to a ratio of 40:1 (2.5%)

Satisfaction with teaching OR Faculty with PhD ............................................................................ 30

75% student satisfaction with scaled scores down to 50%. Results based on a minimum 20% response rate OR 500

respondents using the National Student Satisfaction Survey or equivalent

OR

80% of faculty with PhD or equivalent terminal degree scaled down to 60%. For the business vertical, professors who are or

have been at board level of successful companies for five years or more can also be counted

Completion Rate OR Talent Attraction .......................................................................................... 40

90% of students scheduled to graduate succeeding in doing so scaled down to 60%

OR

250 students or 15% of total students (whichever is smaller) attracted from leading domestic or international institutions

(excluding the institution in question) in the last intake. Leading institutions defined as top 200 overall or top 50 by related

discipline in any reputable global ranking or top 10 or top 10% (whichever is smaller) in any domestic ranking or evaluation

(top 5 or 5% by related discipline)

OUTPUT CRITERIA

EMPLOYABILITY

200

Employer reputation .................................................................................................................... 100

50 employer referees endorsing institution in the latest QS Global Employer Survey, scaled proportion of the points thereafter

Graduate employment rate ........................................................................................................... 50

90% of graduated students employed within 12 months of graduation (excluding those not actively seeking work, e.g.

pursuing further study) or started own business venture with scaled scores down to 60%

Career service support .................................................................................................................. 25

1 career advisor per 250 students or 10 full-time staff working in the career service department of the school, scaled

proportion of the points thereafter. If there is no dedicated staff, the ratio of the larger institution will be taken into account.

Alumni access .............................................................................................................................. 25

50% of alumni are contactable via social network or school database, scaled proportion of the points thereafter


RESEARCH

150

Academic reputation OR Research papers published ..................................................................... 50

50 social sciences academic referees or over in the latest QS Global Academic Survey, scaled proportion of the points

thereafter

OR

300 papers published in Scopus in the last five years, scaled proportion of the points thereafter if the Business School can

be isolated on Scopus, 450 papers if not

Research impact ........................................................................................................................... 50

5 citations per paper in Scopus in the last five years. Maximum points are awarded if an institution has published a

minimum of 50 papers in the last five years, scaled proportion of the points thereafter

Faculty publishing in international business journals ..................................................................... 50

50% of faculty publishing in International Business Journals – based on list of journals, scaled proportion of the points

thereafter

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

100

Faculty-Business Integration .......................................................................................................... 40

Faculty members in operational companies - 25% of faculty member on boards of operational companies, scaled proportion

of the points thereafter

OR

Corporate sponsored faculty chairs - 25% or more faculty with sponsored faculty chairs or with corporate/government grants

for research scaled proportion of the points thereafter

OR

Executives/Entrepreneurs in Residence – 40 Executives/Entrepreneurs available per year scaled down to 1

Alumni start-up companies / Spin-off companies ........................................................................... 40

10 businesses established by alumni within the last five years generating estimated turnover of over $0.5m per annum or

employing estimated 50 people OR 10 spin off companies established by the business school in the last five years still

operating and no longer requiring support. Scaled proportion of the points thereafter. (A combination of both spin-off and

start-up companies can be included)

Venture fund ................................................................................................................................ 20

Venture funds held by the business school worth more than $20m, scaled proportion of the points thereafter

ENGAGEMENT

100

Optional alternate to any of the Output categories, note higher weighting on employability and research

Community investment and development...................................................................................... 30

1% of turnover or USD$1 million (whichever is smaller) contribution to community projects within 200km of any campus of

affiliated facility, scaled proportion of the points thereafter

Scholarships and bursaries ............................................................................................................ 40

2% of turnover spent on funds for scholarships OR attendance made possible for 50 students on 50% scholarship, scaled

proportion of the points thereafter

Regional human capital development ........................................................................................... 30

60% of graduates employed in the region OR students from the region scaled down to 30%


SPECIALIST CRITERIA

RANKINGS & PUBLIC EVALUATIONS

250

Accreditations .............................................................................................................................. 50

25 points for an international accreditation (must have been in operation for five years, awarded to more than 20 institutions

and awarded in more than one country). 10 points for a domestic accreditation (in operation for 5 years and awarded to over

10 institutions or in the case of small countries at least 10% of eligible institutions, never to be fewer than 2).

Domestic Recognition.................................................................................................................. 100

Maximum points for top ten (or top 10%, whichever is smaller) scaled down to 100 (or 100%, whichever is smaller) in any

established and reputable domestic ranking by discipline (e.g. US News and World Report, Times Good University Guide).

Maximum points for top band recognition scaled down relative to the scale of the evaluation, in a domestic evaluation of

teaching or research by discipline (e.g. RAE [UK], ERA [Australia])

International Rankings ................................................................................................................. 100

Maximum points for appearing in a global top 10 scaled down to 10 points for appearing within the scope of the selected

ranking. Eligible rankings include but are not limited to: Financial Times, QS World University Rankings by Subject, Business

Week, The Economist, BeyondGreyPinstripes

PROGRAM STRENGTH

250

Graduate Employment Rate .......................................................................................................... 50

95% of students employed or started own business venture within 12 months of graduation with scaled scores down to 80%

Avg. Years’ Work Experience OR Completion ............................................................................... 50

Top marks for enrolling students with an average of 2 years’ experience (4 years for MBA programs), scaled proportion of the

points down to no experience (one year for MBA programs)

OR

90% of students scheduled to graduate succeed in doing so, scaled down to 60%

Student Satisfaction OR Accreditation ........................................................................................... 50

Maximum points for 90% student satisfaction scaled down to 50% based on existing surveys conducted by the institution or

reputable third-party (e.g. NSS in the UK, AUSSE in Australia, International Student Barometer). Alternatively, QS can compile

a survey for distribution

OR

25 points for an international accreditation (must have been in operation for five years, awarded to more than 20 institutions

in more than one country).10 points for a domestic accreditation (in operation for 5 years and awarded to over 10 institutions

or in the case of small countries at least 10% of relevant institutions, never to be fewer than 2)

Faculty Student Ratio .................................................................................................................... 50

Maximum points for a 5:1 ratio (20%) scaled down to a ratio of 20:1(5%) – note tougher thresholds applied for leading

programs than for school as a whole

Applications per Place .................................................................................................................. 50

10:1 ratio scaled proportion of the points down to a ratio of 2:1 of number of completed applications against the number of

spaces available


Thresholds

Please see below the scoring thresholds for the QS Stars Business School evaluation:

Star Rating

School

Criteria

Employability

Output Criteria

Research

Innovation /

Engagement

Specialist

Criteria

Overall

Points

Available

100 200 150 100 250 1000

ONE STAR 10 20 15 10 25 100

TWO STARS 25 50 35 25 65 250

THREE STARS 40 80 60 40 100 400

FOUR STARS 55 110 85 55 140 550

FIVE STARS 70 140 105 70 175 700

Pre-requisites:

1 Star


Must have the authority to grant valid degree level programs in its own name

4 Stars


Must have at least 5% international students

5 Stars






Must have at least 10% international faculty

Must have at least 10% international students

Must have at least 85 points in Research category

Must have a minimum of 110 points in Employability category

Must have at least 70 points in Facilities category

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