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Rank '08
Rank '07[1]
Rank '06[1]
3 year rank[1]
Business school name
MBA '08[2]
MBA sal. ($)[3]
MBA increase[4]
EMBA '08[5]
EMBA sal ($)[6]
EMBA increase[7]
Masters '08[8]
Masters sal. ($)[9]
Open EE '08[10]
Custom EE '08[11]
10111HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance7119,7391262[12]297,224106174,95782
20222London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK1144,9181261[13]177,184 (295,224)83 (110)--410
303105InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore2146,8781045232,07181--57
41544IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain3124,6001584166,412157--215
40434IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland6150,775948193,41967--11
61766ESCP EuropeFrance / UK / Germany / Spain / Italy---9144,26083266,091913
71656Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain5117,06214414148,71752--33
8191310EMLyon Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance2990,532693297,36162653,3831516
80878Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands15103,43910412120,304 (182,296)73 (60)752,898-23
106161413Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium2795,7545022108,976622649,5141319
111101111Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain9108,166126---1548,305129
111121412Essec Business SchoolFrance / Singapore---10[12]128,17769560,723711
13211811Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUK13134,12510417141,04266--108
140141916City, University of London: CassFeatured business schoolUK17111,615947149,198971453,022--
152131213Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia / Latvia---18100,327741161,855204
162181717Warwick Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK12109,06711013126,83791---27
173202420Aalto UniversityFinland / S. Korea / Singapore---25127,692563550,3361624
17-32-University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK13113,0711433095,160443143,880--
192212421University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUK8139,68499-----1713
203172220Lancaster University Management SchoolUK10104,609127---4040,332-18
212193023SDA BocconiFeatured business schoolItaly1995,49499-----66
2221433935Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementBelgium32[14]--29102,166561251,907--
238152320London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK---2[12]297,224106372,666--
2412362027University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland28101,7307022128,282733748,414--
254213326Henley Business SchoolUK---16131,99281--1416
261251622Ashridge Executive Education at HultUK---20133,78077--184
2623495042Reims Management SchoolFrance30[14]-----2546,785--
285231823Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK31[14]--3189,080603347,696--
282304835Nyenrode Business UniversiteitNetherlands2589,22396---4349,7392129[14]
302322930Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance------464,005-26
307232125Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK16120,57510115126,22673----
305253329University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerland---21117,17757--1120
331322430Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance------854,245-22
34232825University of Bradford School of ManagementUK21[12]99,20210527[12]101,783714436,215--
35431--Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business schoolGermany---10[12]128,17769968,526--
367293132University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUK18107,956972495,35789----
370372734Copenhagen Business SchoolFeatured business schoolDenmark---26117,507472158,020--
379283634University of Cambridge: JudgeUK4127,064130-------
396455045Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpain2685,81111333[12]----23[14]25
40040--Tias Business School, Tilburg UniversityNetherlands / Germany21[12]99,20210527[13]101,783 (137,395)71 (81)---12
4116575451WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)Austria---19[12]123,580541751,859--
421413740Nottingham University Business SchoolUK24100,27793---3443,182--
435382836University of Bath School of ManagementUK23113,72785---3941,626--
445393740Audencia Business SchoolFrance------1051,252--
449353538Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK10111,774114-------
46-45-ESC LilleFrance------1343,208--
472027--Aston Business SchoolUK------1747,686--
47---Católica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsPortugal--------1921
472495249Toulouse Business SchoolFrance------1650,868--
4710574449NHH Norwegian School of EconomicsNorway------3251,7722230[14]
519423944Rouen Business SchoolFrance------1949,188--
52151--Antwerp Management SchoolBelgium------1945,917--
53-52-BI Norwegian Business SchoolNorway33[14]-----4549,499-28
53746--Euromed ManagementFrance------2243,016--
554514550Leeds University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK19104,165110-------
55253--Maastricht University School of Business and EconomicsNetherlands------2453,082--
573545555Warsaw School of EconomicsPoland------2354,744--
5812463948Louvain School of ManagementBelgium------2746,853--
59---Ceram Business SchoolFrance------2845,091--
59554--ICN Business SchoolFrance------2844,048--
61---Bem Bordeaux Management SchoolFrance------3045,499--
62260--ESC Tours-Poitiers (ESCEM)France------3841,966--
626564253University of CologneGermany------3556,802--
64---IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of ManagementFrance------4041,826--
656594958Corvinus University of BudapestHungary------4244,149--
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 150 points separate HEC Paris at the top, from the school ranked number 65. The top 9 business schools,from HEC to Rotterdam School of Management, form the top group of schools. The second group is headed by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, which would need to increase its score by five per cent overall in order to enter the top group. The third group is headed by Edhec Business School.

1. These data are for information only.

2. The position of European schools within the FT MBA 2008 ranking.

3. The average MBA salary three years after graduation in US dollars. The figure is a weighted average of the final salaries from the current and two previous years.

4. The percentage increase in average salary from the beginning of the MBA to three years after graduation. The figure is a weighted average of increases from the current and two previous years.

5. The position of European schools within the FT EMBA 2008 ranking.

6. The average EMBA salary three years after graduation in US dollars. The figure is a weighted average of the final salaries from the current and two previous years.

7. The percentage increase in average salary from the beginning of the EMBA to three years after graduation. The figure is a weighted average of increases from the current and two previous years.

8. The position of European schools within the FT Masters in Management 2008 ranking.
The Cems programme was ranked number three in the European Masters in Management 2008 rankings, but it has not been included in the European Business Schools 2008 ranking as it is a programme and not a school.

9. An average of salaries, three years after graduation, reported by Masters in Management alumni.

10. Executive Education 2008 The position of European schools within the FT Executive Education ranking of open programmes in 2008.

11. Executive Education 2008 The position of European schools within the FT Executive Education ranking of customised programmes in 2008.

12. School participated in this ranking on the basis of a joint programme only. Underlying score based on proportion of total score.

13. School participated with more than one programme in this ranking. Underlying score based on combined scores.

14. School was not included in the published 2008 ranking for this survey.

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