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Rank in 2015
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3 yr. rank
School name
Country
Audit year[1]
Salary today($)[2]
Weighted salary($)[3]
Salary increase(%)[4]
Value[5]
Careers[6]
Aims achieved (%)
Placements[7]
Employment[8]
Recommends[9]
Female faculty(%)[10]
Female students(%)[11]
Female board(%)[12]
Int. faculty(%)[13]
Int. students(%)[14]
Int. board(%)[15]
Int. mobility[16]
Int. course[17]
Languages[18]
PhD Faculty[19]
PhD rank[20]
Research[21]
110110Harvard Business SchoolUS2013180,1834,189179,9101,61096176620318433990 (100)1102524105003913512612408531009012021
230431London Business SchoolUK2015155,754130154,1472,406971061231028528193 (99)2512753643118519107752070101001222611
340330University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUS2013172,6992,132171,5431,07190987112258240996 (93)3302214021313713224614203940010001011
420231Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS2015178,9293,125177,0897,47780207920108215192 (100)32021142628103854432655622030096151133
450651InseadFrance / Singapore2015155,5467,870155,0156,83286111123582511083 (90)461151313151902942856518720972169915
650550Columbia Business SchoolUS2014170,8494,951169,2525,0711061078153638220391 (91)18017336013161047335146146360096121092
770771Iese Business SchoolSpain2014144,7822,909144,9921,8241214650838559290 (91)020221122421260484685191151010007826511
880980MIT: SloanUS2014157,3601,952158,9261,6649748982068126093 (99)64121139513136147657048324700100013795
9901091University of Chicago: BoothUS2012162,7916,168161,2895,2859739223511831197 (99)6901603611123704534335835910095210043
1011012111University of California at Berkeley: HaasUS2012159,14010,640158,5189,031883721850198310287 (99)510022343142124704639147326100100020860
1117015145CeibsChina2014140,60212,568149,50422,38714793120927880692 (100)23521323310170713428500382150109808989839
1213011121IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain2014151,4118,579152,2865,3531048201441581781392 (89)12713732814214583911820321381501972673751
1316016154University of Cambridge: JudgeUK2012148,9093,287146,6642,3149315312286231288 (93)139812130317267188233111226519009844003924
141408121HKUST Business SchoolChina2011133,0238,143132,4167,356117222363158186781 (96)936223133321052065184841410102109703583615
1415013141Northwestern University: KelloggUS2014160,1423,235159,5981,879904866186847288 (99)371204351214359423221364117000971070207
1621021191HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance2014130,19910,144129,5449,528104026217683831590 (88)126122430613365195765041112101000279447
1710014141Yale School of ManagementUS2013155,0565,266154,1753,2959618701321184552389 (100)4170243372233331444446668346001000377185
1817019180New York University: SternUS2014147,2434,475146,7016,0399079913898116590 (95)313120136415453037317270627900100011230
1922022215Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain2014131,61012,582133,13812,4201173502628450588 (93)3311321281202383962875825010931615853
2012019172IMDSwitzerland2015151,1388,556148,1485,7027027470874377 (100)116015126217296196085010442610100089898511
2117018192Duke University: FuquaUS2012141,5931,963142,55778591994647168325690 (100)3110160342153415461498592284009918061
2223024231University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUK2013137,1385,142136,4743,1598651371618546989 (87)15340181324422580971622105401009803327218
2320016202Dartmouth College: TuckUS2013155,1253,576153,8963,14294781142728211494 (100)4121221321192252423387531432150010008989269
2423030261University of Michigan: RossUS2014146,8366,414144,1597,331971074068268214390 (93)414125032120439234213362157600965123141
2526023252UCLA: AndersonUS2012142,6824,428142,3801,6689257318441281131689 (98)42401903311724053211208767411001000322208
2630026275Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadIndia2015169,42014,325167,67610,21788224202079361483 (100)41511841521083225093737913009917310992
2631039325SDA BocconiItaly2014121,4056,893121,1008,199107523164281571585 (87)1566360366256303710672226131009012525417
2827024261Cornell University: JohnsonUS2012142,8895,355138,7822,0759857784838212590 (99)12522332922363903913547114130091058132610
2829031293University of Hong KongChina2013118,3546,426118,3545,316108137941781313279 (86)971330340829435471557102833101962566727
30-27-CUHK Business SchoolChina2011123,035112,2041254419727077 (99)8419382349566226140987739
3132036333National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore2012110,20818,625107,28215,92412720289811478671198 (96)544134031614053489129017725600901700540
3227035312University of Virginia: DardenUS2014141,678341141,29783410047111564825193 (97)4181242322291016137112280768400970850513
3336034344Indian School of BusinessIndia2015126,57010,620126,5449,23613113553377962397 (93)1522027730560200116016197180010008989650
3449042424Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2013108,5534,345108,5534,94988202913261783851084 (96)0497300492038090477125002487011001004415444
3543029362Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2015118,3909,300115,7639,228924485241784711766 (87)134713433422744159241831811930089130924
3634043381Carnegie Mellon: TepperUS2014133,7204,593133,2523,9561002807595823488 (100)223218127612037341212674285200941311519
365206150The Lisbon MBAPortugal2014122,334728122,33472897153114247796681 (77)139333722115017349351150502152111998831923
3825028303Warwick Business SchoolUK2015118,411841118,4117106126171511083321588 (96)545335138822107608852210298559101001170606
3933045396University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerUS2011126,3841,985125,9371,268938851967158041489 (95)22932822612043413910246891143200901231491
4038032372Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore2011110,64215,906110,64214,4401075271546676881790 (100)665033241626565084258023135100982621605
4039046423University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUS2015132,2334,769133,3004,075881692732479181091 (98)21912713261113012553181951100861151185
4236040391Georgetown University: McDonoughUS2015128,3734,023128,6843,694962989762182562689 (96)137030132217235347317579369120010008989396
4335037381Rice University: JonesUS2014123,0365,519123,0584,58510416681091198122988 (100)64842923251813124190068121004009308888396
43480544813University of California at Irvine: MerageUS2011112,1665,242112,1665,402105563094579174382 (100)7811461231622330146104155477600950495291
4539033395Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityNetherlands2011104,0166,546103,6264,855781625160158094580 (94)253625728530146497330113256201010004310313
4541040422City University: CassFeatured business schoolUK2012114,0324,264114,0323,77268834213782822466 (93)863830135138069184046033454700951442540
4546038433Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUK2013118,300478118,4582,48371418442183531683 (100)5432324195190481876274112523109123011961
4856068574Purdue University: KrannertUS2015108,6222,356108,6222,302113436534517865676 (100)155822712641914315561114107519361200965363606
4950050503University of Maryland: SmithUS2015108,1431,711108,14390793076777680371789 (99)1690310343225350441412384109560097192262
5077071667Lancaster University Management SchoolUK201396,9198,14296,9197,91081514949188421091 (93)30763302503294505924292300481700935190794
5158078628University of Washington: FosterUS2015115,9249,369115,9249,2929336068918239596 (100)0621028232223121233983901931300932291240
5259074620University of Cape Town GSBSouth Africa2013144,7443,069144,7444,67576311025127497273 (100)2852291246233545298368451161000774871992
5351046503University of Toronto: RotmanCanada201592,9353,79191,9741,670805953484137595170 (95)6281240323410752501530363635009914245
5452062568Michigan State University: BroadUS2014110,0623,037110,0622,25411374799515808496 (100)35223742462912444250578790400922599475
55770--Shanghai Jiao Tong University: AntaiChina201493,6908,80093,6908,8001606419618723824100 (97)083103013421543017103529812220191161853
556606963Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business schoolGermany2014106,1068,144106,1068,14475281701881601090 (89)67293043352001227642002772100010002427510
558308976Fudan University School of ManagementChina201490,83314,69390,83314,69314815422139207634996 (100)377932259114070116410991181510951185799
5865082681University of Southern California: MarshallUS2015126,5525,514126,1413,8338401004581579291386 (97)6413292311913313029288382100821472208
5941049507Emory University: GoizuetaUS2015122,1801,317122,559918518753781381431895 (99)138224129522216346331851749500911606448
5945051522Sungkyunkwan University GSBSouth Korea2013109,6361,498109,6361,1927610466291822189 (97)296215030329050530879060171220110008989791
6159053580Vanderbilt University: OwenUS2014119,9202,849120,9363,45288483375188427691 (98)25121923019021022133943753001000863366
6247054545Indiana University: KelleyUS2012115,6924,301116,2543,901105116710975816488 (99)232121132721028237131926617007835353114
63890--ESMT - European School of Management and TechnologyFeatured business schoolGermany-99,82210,65099,82210,65065542542384212978 (91)782627037338877592312219460100100089897512
63-74-University of Iowa: TippieUS2012104,148110,2581172293813593 (98)922227222535777990837165
6571059653Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerUS2012113,4986,392113,4985,4651081538229012809494 (92)2570184247933322902091496100832796291
66---University of San Diego School of Business AdministrationUS-106,400106,4001125345914557 (100)9542372126531495330858983
6788082799University of St GallenSwitzerland2013104,8911,760104,8912,73358721126612833036100 (79)1168091377500772941500303771010028846757
68---Macquarie Graduate School of ManagementAustralia2006120,485120,485611011809192 (89)89243050448675546201006688
6970072701Ohio State University: FisherUS2015105,4092,956105,4092,510102355982281581893 (100)1553244333151271332406546729008217414170
7081091811Wisconsin School of BusinessUS2014110,97067110,67633810043969288219188 (100)16412523964172752511409625817009413692650
7144044535University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUS2015111,224462111,2241,2589417591069380751080 (89)575225327525620451120831329200088103434711
7264054633Washington University: OlinUS2015110,8104,012110,8103,2548799621871177641697 (96)174123628114236942411823841000970812203
7391064764University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland2012108,1544,225108,1542,77069695431177741090 (94)310023042782574645155313528720010005758814
7395080839Babson College: OlinUS2013120,62911,511119,99611,302951056111517784384 (89)2300334313172170747847619789008418989880
75620486212AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia2011109,794332109,7941,486591343108898179185 (84)166131602701605338222736191600932805650
76-98-SMU: CoxUS2010110,297110,297998240836192 (99)592237123130397720948972
768708783Arizona State University: CareyUS2015104,3564,153104,3564,1539625719968224490 (100)15012502816126036422699918009033913366
7875095831Boston University: QuestromUS2013109,7751,837109,7751,51997464135398268590 (89)040133339412433238162073683900757822543
79970--Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK201296,3639,01396,3639,47666111582867590478 (91)118664012725413547886354314301310971271885
807308780University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK201598,8394,42798,8393,123801128321177691386 (84)897035138629637496441620147500812525929
8172057700University of British Columbia: SauderCanada201194,7865,65195,4276,5466714542571137681277 (90)1170024232824379060719234142100991424240
82680--Indian Institute of Management, BangaloreIndia2015134,5389,289134,5389,28975651152738711100 (97)42102009251600010105067913001000452974
83540--University of Minnesota: CarlsonUS2014112,2081,818112,2081,8187520902065308549383 (96)16793002562912512535172692800811557142
848407280University of Bath School of ManagementUK201496,8464,17096,8464,1705503011301374541095 (90)4981324467292633853120391891200981263606
85550596612University of Rochester: SimonUS2011107,595275108,3212,2861021388128317744595 (92)490716222911026157614057576100082553165412
86---Queen's School of BusinessCanada201592,38892,388863272839883 (92)7332421949554943940967560
86-100-University of AlbertaCanada201082,23792,3709545100729385 (99)87233223516712446401007231
86620777512Pennsylvania State University: SmealUS2012104,612712104,6121,3761001749398287752885 (100)10541231241116222044200631081900831463319
89---University of Notre Dame: MendozaUS2008116,600116,394936255827288 (98)9123301216337100660848931
90680627314Melbourne Business SchoolFeatured business schoolAustralia201196,4114,47796,4115,65760833179607999287 (96)15922813362556668322527931210096251216511
9082093887Boston College: CarrollUS2014113,8464,061113,8464,232807842280128473691 (96)104643713658013734303939985008426813393
9099084914George Washington UniversityUS2011104,9946,208104,9946,620852932585279631085 (85)065228240313043105058067850600962645795
938409591University of California, San Diego: RadyUS201599,20094299,2009427259718522777471186 (92)3793191034622250467281498628612009608989143
94100084938Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium201199,85210,639100,8099,9787156115798192036 (89)29781124338417422379287216762201944761929
95---Birmingham Business SchoolUK2012102,367102,367611937737688 (73)8036426544914825970893897
96-99-University of South Carolina: MooreUS201092,52692,526979162818970 (91)88303224292155141856354
97800--University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS201592,1605,71692,1605,75010527581186107566695 (98)894028029213314341230490881200921485477
977406478Tias Business SchoolNetherlands201292,2892,44192,2892,4416717163741776100075 (89)19822762921203425100000153452100940140656
97890788810Western University: IveyCanada201395,9221,15496,9902,08268340379477481090 (99)7332260326503564027975465217311009906514471
100840768713McGill University: DesautelsCanada201489,51082189,51094671452363117877489 (93)14421331296134722781292415236009325015513
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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 190 points separate the top programme, Harvard Business School, from the school ranked 100th. The top 12 participants, down to IE Business School, form the top group of MBA providers. The second group, headed by Cambridge: Judge, spans schools ranked 13th to 40th. Differences between schools in this group are small. The 37 schools in the third group headed by Georgetown University: McDonough are similarly close together. The remaining 22 schools, headed by Durham University Business School, make up the fourth group.
Footnotes

1. Indicates the most recent year that KPMG audited a business school, applying specified audit procedures relating to selected data provided for the Financial Times MBA ranking.
KPMG reported on the results of obtaining evidence and applying specified audit procedures relating to selected survey data provided for the Financial Times 2014 MBA ranking for selected business schools. Enquiries about the assurance process can be made by contacting Michelle Podhy of KPMG at mpodhy@kpmg.ca. The specified audit procedures were carried out between November and December 2013. The audit date published denotes the survey for which the specified audit precedures were conducted.

2. The average alumni salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent. (The 2014 ranking surveyed the MBA class that graduated in 2010). Includes data for the current year and the one or two preceding years where available. This figure is not used in the ranking.

3. The average alumnus salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent, with adjustment for variations between sectors. Includes data for the current year and the one or two preceding years where available.

4. The average difference in alumnus salary before the MBA to now. Half of this figure is calculated according to the absolute salary increase, and half according to the percentage increase relative to pre-MBA salary – the “salary percentage increase” figure published in the table.

5. This is calculated using the salary earned by alumni today, course length, fees and other costs, including the opportunity cost of not working for the duration of the course.

6. This is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni are working in now, versus before their MBA. Includes data for the current year and the one or two preceding years where available.

7. The effectiveness of the school careers service in supporting student recruitment, as rated by their alumni. Includes data for the current year and one or two preceding years where available.

8. The percentage of the most recent graduating class that had found employment or accepted a job offer within three months of graduation. The figure in brackets is the percentage of the class for which the school was able to provide employment data.

9. This is calculated according to selection by alumni of three schools from which they would recruit MBA graduates. Includes data for the current year and one or two preceding years where available.

10. Percentage of female faculty. For gender-related criteria, schools with a 50:50 (male/female) composition receive the highest score.

11. Percentage of female students on the full-time MBA. For gender-related criteria, schools with a 50:50 (male/female) composition receive the highest score.

12. Percentage of female members on the school's advisory board For gender-related criteria, schools with a 50:50 (male/female) composition receive the highest score.

13. This is calculated according to the diversity of faculty by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from their country of employment – the figure published in the table.

14. This is calculated according to the diversity of current MBA students by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from the country in which they study – the figure published in the table.

15. Percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is based.

16. This is calculated according to whether alumni worked in different countries pre-MBA, on graduation and three years after graduation.

17. This is calculated according to whether the most recent graduating MBA class completed exchanges, research projects, study tours and company internships in countries other than where the school is based.

18. Number of extra languages required on completion of the MBA. Where a proportion of students requires a further language due to an additional diploma, that figure is included in the calculations but not presented in the final table.

19. Percentage of full-time faculty with a doctoral degree.

20. This is calculated according to the number of doctoral graduates from each business school during the past three years. Additional points are awarded if these doctoral graduates took up faculty positions at one of the top 50 full-time MBA schools of 2013.

21. This is calculated according to the number of articles published by a school’s current full-time faculty members in 45 selected academic and practitioner journals between January 2011 and October 2013. The rank combines the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the faculty’s size.

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