Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's School of Business and Management scooped top spot in Asia for its custom non-degree executive education in a major international rankings table. The league table, published this week by the Financial Times newspaper, marks schools on academic factors such as course design, teaching materials and faculty diversity. It also looks at more subjective factors like food, accommodation and value for money. The top position worldwide went to US-based Duke Corporate Education, with schools from the US dominating the top 10. A strong European showing included Switzerland's IMD International in second place and London Business School in the third spot. This is the third consecutive year that HKUST Business School has come first in the Asia region. It was 27th overall.