The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) has retained the top position amongst all business schools (B-schools) in Central Asia. This has happened for the seventh year in a row, according to Eduniversal Business School Ratings and Rankings 2014. IIM Bangalore has been selected from over 120 B-schools based in 60 countries that took part in the rankings. IIM Bangalore has also acquired the 53rd position among the top 70 B-schools offering Open Executive Education Programmes in accordance to another ranking organisation. Moreover, in a research conducted by the Stanford University's Graduate School of Business on the topic of Business and Management segment of a study on Indian social science research, IIM-B was rated as the top business school wherein the study rated Indian institutes and universities on the basis of their output in the field of social science research. Eduniversal is one of the top global ranking organisations that rank institutions providing higher education which is assessed by the French consulting and rating agency SMBG. These rankings offer as a useful tool to students across the globe to know the ratings of the B-schools located in Eduniversal's nine geographical zones in the five continents. As per the Eduniversal Evaluation System (EES), IIM Bangalore continues to be in the Eduniversal top category of schools in the "5 Palmes League of Excellence" - universal business schools that have made a strong presence internationally. The evaluation method is managed by a global scientific committee consisting of nine independent experts, in each of the nine geographical regions. As per 2014's Eduniversal ranking, the title of 'The Best Business School in the World' was given to the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and from amongst the other business schools based in Central Asia, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta have obtained the second and third positions respectively. In the process of evaluation for this ranking the vote of a dean is a major component, under which deans/directors of the top 1,000 B-schools from around the world offer their recommendation for each school belonging to the 154 countries. The total number of recommendations received by a business school decides the rating of the schools in each country as well as Palme league.