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Rank '14
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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 graduates[20]
Research[21]
1405032InseadFrance / Singapore20150166,16810,622166,51011,495961010125284259883 (98)06017230124993395181432532097026 (46)63
2101010Harvard Business SchoolUS20130172,2757,908172,5017,40994282167485140791 (100)11028342149138134127151115740091163 (40)20
3203030London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150154,830924154,15031003721191872391193 (99)0502703713218619326512427010100031 (26)51
4304041University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUS20130177,2874,588177,8776,334846958166842301094 (94)241202433174352320504453541500100089 (26)10
5402041Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS20150185,1746,245185,9398,85087783432853291486 (100)62023240230239136815116261550093345 (33)141
6605061Columbia Business SchoolUS20140169,6791,170169,8666149979214221484217392 (92)18019236012159247034144268220094250 (20)134
710011092University of California at Berkeley: HaasUS20120167,2278,087169,39510,877935693341685218894 (99)710022041217445243313452533700100035 (23)115
8909090University of Chicago: BoothUS20120161,1821,609158,2593,030107108483948522195 (99)2901514261213614234306136780096168 (18)62
9808080MIT: SloanUS20140158,7361,376159,909983907967119832482292 (98)13121041214139348153454631700100050 (40)63
10130160132University of Cambridge: JudgeFeatured business schoolUK20120156,9178,008156,3239,659952416686024189 (89)141215338822568192444111755870096246 (7)2613
11140150131Northwestern University: KelloggUS20140161,8551,713162,9233,32593389323585115894 (100)6701914382213614423412706271000100359 (22)146
12120130120IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140160,6599,248159,2666,98010402335183273592 (90)02703812914646139018422754461198119 (0)6213
13200120152IMDSwitzerland20150157,4366,298157,4399,291831352136881262287 (100)1017114130413495110048721013311010000 (0)894
14140140142HKUST Business SchoolChina20165143,14610,123144,30311,88711431311191284390488 (94)737121234127659770545395821097056 (4)342
15160210172HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance20140133,3013,102134,2994,7551084260271084187491 (87)1251193282130694905672622910100045 (20)3014
167070103Iese Business SchoolSpain20140139,7145,068140,1854,8071210811610285060191 (93)1200201286254573804861813210100021 (5)605
17110170151CeibsChina20140144,8844,282147,7161,7881571041102920813542693 (99)1350152374896653210500326183019800 (0)7112
18170100151Yale School of ManagementUS20130154,264792152,2321,94310812801020187349692 (99)31612514032034512484395597481400100021 (29)235
19180170180New York University: SternUS20140149,3182,075150,5103,8099779813808439789 (96)11412223511945303611258111522500100052 (21)30
20240230224University of Michigan: RossUS20140148,0561,220144,9618021071074059985319592 (89)2122241320200354351946975610094256 (21)68
21210170201Duke University: FuquaUS20120143,8492,256144,4551,89894397351484132794 (98)4110171362172410442501601381000100154 (17)126
22230200222Dartmouth College: TuckUS20130157,5452,420156,6522,756951911033685311095 (100)113121142102122503934025523530010000 (0)3711
23190220210Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140130,806804132,1191,0191170601015986247383 (95)5310353313200402951870711271092131 (3)894
24260300270Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndia20150175,1465,726174,2746,598968361211801521684 (100)1150191194010304200352403900100140 (0)981
25260310275SDA BocconiItaly20140123,2601,855122,9551,85511693298016843691285 (86)055137130625030076567011111030095546 (9)3717
26300--CUHK Business SchoolChina20165124,2681,233124,26812,0641205341028979774491 (99)148402234911318545411569722434200098022 (5)434
27320270292University of Virginia: DardenUS20140146,4174,739147,1045,80710997325248536195 (100)21802513532452043811206614735009706 (17)492
28220230241University of Oxford: SaïdUK20130138,7501,612136,959485815196248850581282 (89)73311623115715602961719133511100100232 (16)6012
29330360331Indian School of BusinessIndia20150137,93511,365138,45411,91014211451030380157596 (94)1264261291602111060057485140010000 (0)623
29400380361Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore20165119,0328,390119,0328,39010523811351179385392 (97)26833523382606508735801589260099131 (6)4911
31280270293Cornell University: JohnsonUS20120144,2141,325142,7643,9821024781661883110288 (97)2241221263212381467361831255140092117 (6)179
32310320321National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore20164117,1426,934115,1487,86612163911681380268190 (96)83953224091405969232901432140090037 (5)495
33360340344Carnegie Mellon: TepperUS20140138,4204,700136,9963,744108879174158421289 (100)123020226111142541011178460250094047 (13)3714
34250260283UCLA: AndersonUS20120139,4743,208140,0672,313893881569258327687 (98)222222330319238232014284379500100034 (24)200
35340490393Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20130112,3013,748112,3013,7488353124519821751091 (94)74903224544579008811641425166400100048 (2)377
355007705412Lancaster University Management SchoolUK20130106,6389,719106,6389,7191113068361385333982 (94)981530043736751198636736630180094194 (1)6613
37450410411City University: CassFeatured business schoolUK20120121,4027,370121,4027,3708214286174842622070 (96)462129132342471281350423104590097254 (2)551
38350430393Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150119,278888117,9182,1559645351212822881772 (95)6569331313381139289315321326700890200 (1)7814
3955077057Shanghai Jiao Tong University: AntaiChina20140113,34019,650113,34019,650168833849127642216100 (99)08212914511172301924161002361400910131 (0)861
40360520437The Lisbon MBAPortugal20140123,5841,250123,5841,2501003214632825831382 (100)18493613615500322305500331242109729 (12)942
41390330381University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerUS20165127,6331,249128,2402,30397487260783336594 (97)52902533042333733452408904960085527 (11)63
42450390423Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityNetherlands20165109,0094,993107,9984,37281320553782291383 (96)354124137934447198132258691310100063 (6)265
43---Renmin University of China School of BusinessChina201693,21994,2331632928412100 (100)97335913562710159190226 (0)89
44280290345University of Hong KongChina20130112,5185,836112,5185,83610625417551483235472 (87)770128236420934170140171810630096043 (5)775
44420360412Georgetown University: McDonoughUS20150131,4443,071130,9502,2669519916511853441286 (96)33432823111613724251927727450010000 (0)309
46380250366Warwick Business SchoolUK20150112,2876,124112,2876,124709247483794451397 (98)9483323326220782853220290411410100093 (2)4317
47400390420University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUS20150133,2401,007134,3171,01792475676381225787 (97)41902613201012912942187663120086050 (8)202
475508306214Fudan University School of ManagementChina2014096,8846,05196,8846,05117022402561780428697 (100)1725342518407015441098123510950108 (1)781
49510580539University of Washington: FosterUS20150120,2794,355120,2794,35587663383684231896 (100)06113243312212323418092280130093033 (18)168
49550660576Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business schoolGermany20140109,6223,516109,6223,51679491788832862693 (88)36932734072001428913200161129800100096 (3)714
51490500500University of Maryland: SmithUS20150110,2032,060109,9821,8399749014770822132481 (99)874528339522038337712068169230096147 (17)233
525806505810University of Southern California: MarshallUS20150130,0063,454128,7822,6418731011613823421381 (99)540131230113434127310190264180083136 (8)233
53430350446Rice University: JonesUS20140122,343693126,2073,1491004653883832462491 (99)34712903531911516291200653982009633 (0)467
54620470540Indiana University: KelleyUS20120119,1263,434119,9703,716103268186118435189 (100)132024329321026236122199646540079137 (14)301
55590410522Emory University: GoizuetaUS20150128,0005,820127,9385,379905761735854271694 (99)138026234517517138830751072230090114 (14)5511
56680--Macquarie Graduate School of ManagementAustralia201610126,7366,251126,7366,2515832111211080095491 (100)194526234450065219377504014842200100042 (0)7810
57450460496Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUK20130117,960340116,6041,8546472247129812671490 (100)7496284291014555784329212128241095447 (9)897
57430480491University of California at Irvine: MerageUS20165113,098932113,09893211056749228018989 (100)7783460331020228253751762189120095025 (8)5526
59660--University of San Diego School of Business AdministrationUS2016108,8342,434108,8342,43411975637530865202564 (100)789643148111742607320131914321008610 (0)785
60530510555University of Toronto: RotmanCanada2015096,8693,93496,6474,6737821005951179494176 (98)62802313205514732533272630675120098150 (24)31
60670880727University of St GallenSwitzerland20130112,9408,049112,9408,049602183412584134479 (85)21644101201750079290450021501310100012 (0)669
6282068071Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIndia20150137,2942,756137,2942,75684961103227741936100 (100)0210222261725208200122464394000100038 (5)970
63800730728University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2015099,45061199,4506119111751814825531697 (88)1110143832993564698794762884610082153 (2)942
6463089072ESMT - European School of Management and TechnologyFeatured business schoolGermany2016107,2347,412107,2347,41262313540840826184 (97)6831207298251380388412026714460010000 (0)669
65540520571Michigan State University: BroadUS20140103,6726,390103,6726,3901207503101684414691 (100)5466334401626326239300717100100089331 (6)525
66750620686AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolFeatured business schoolAustralia20165109,273521109,273521612496991183270985 (86)067637212252376310941241142014201100100730 (0)5213
6679097081Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2012098,0291,66698,0291,6667711141431577299986 (97)89373554922356562957350431242121098195 (2)7810
68700810738Wisconsin School of BusinessUS20140112,0341,064110,7456911111271287584216390 (100)25952323273329252214128942812300841030 (3)5213
69590450586Sungkyunkwan University GSBSouth Korea20130107,3622,274107,3622,2748044333128204292 (97)3100415024629055527379063322100010000 (0)718
69900820808Boston College: CarrollUS20140119,5385,692119,5385,69294147113641686280788 (97)344235235180130322008589910081316 (25)372
71610590646Vanderbilt University: OwenUS20140120,437517121,23129595777672384023492 (99)14561722641121922113097388130010002 (0)4610
71650710694Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerUS20120118,9005,402118,9005,40292164689778443696 (100)25812021771910441130186801176200080326 (4)4314
7183054069University of Minnesota: CarlsonUS20140114,4042,196114,4042,19685108558116872381196 (95)136252912942902412145079770220080133 (12)173
71780750758Boston University: QuestromUS20130118,6368,861118,6368,8611003640701784271393 (91)3521234138113128536268686138740070519 (0)551
75690700711Ohio State University: FisherUS20150110,1294,720110,1294,7201002523961483251796 (91)357225123101722813744088237140083126 (19)170
76890--University of Notre Dame: MendozaUS20168121,1744,574120,7214,3279746207924842432993 (98)56526263300142193374709917711008310 (0)301
76520590620University of Cape Town GSBSouth Africa20130138,4666,278138,4666,27868887261784100369 (97)486123640161854683123243963721008038 (0)981
78900990892George Washington UniversityUS20165112,2917,297112,2917,2979813930938812501393 (91)866129140017442156610272561110093323 (0)718
79730910815University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland20120107,185969107,185969734123632078172291 (100)1982322314178504671664114914474000100042 (2)7810
80-93-Brigham Young University: MarriottUS2015123,410123,6551201667828192 (100)439196122493950900 (0)71
80---Ipade Business SchoolMexico2012103,506105,844190554775693 (100)7342572115209511380 (0)101
80720640729Washington University: OlinUS20150112,9342,124114,1303,3208079426225825412397 (95)075123040121403603571073996120094323 (0)3414
83---Incae Business SchoolCosta Rica201287,59689,9021451114768456 (86)779301644725348111950 (0)98
84---Edhec Business SchoolFrance-106,761106,76166347797980 (87)78372827389680191608715 (7)86
851000840903McGill University: DesautelsCanada2014088,3451,16588,3451,1657697018422183578184 (92)54203123561967207713343471940093030 (17)3714
86850550759University of Rochester: SimonUS20165108,8931,298109,7561,4351020862852792662296 (90)187317144221102936141735078260084224 (17)6612
87900680829Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia2016595,3561,05595,3561,055721237491581297293 (94)66012912582506938412501032470096049 (2)623
88970890913Western University: IveyCanada2013099,7213,799100,2093,219713422823825371189 (98)1363242311500631314750671553200099020 (10)2621
89860620794Pennsylvania State University: SmealUS20120105,601989105,6019891055481980803631186 (100)1531230273142220431005677830081239 (5)292
90730950863Babson College: OlinUS20130118,4672,162118,4581,53886966108781477786 (97)230037432116113467714664129113008400 (0)862
917104406916University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUS20150107,0524,172107,0524,1729735728920822641194 (79)1476124127025017339124274962330086240 (10)3413
92950--Birmingham Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20120103,344977103,3449777110154447774891394 (84)6782324321055104621009453381383140094561 (0)943
93860--Queen's University: SmithCanada2015095,0122,62493,7611,373851353942282192684 (97)1512231131112454904874453769040097127 (4)4614
94630--University of Iowa: TippieUS20120103,0581,090103,0587,20011342531007832211498 (100)59112532611572613234382586130078533 (0)623
94---Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFeatured business schoolFrance-93,68093,680805150799888 (68)924134564510056241708291 (1)89
96---University of Connecticut School of BusinessUS2009103,607103,607924457806181 (97)9625380435705310008229 (0)71
968107208313University of British Columbia: SauderCanada2016590,0934,69390,4135,0147255958413771961577 (100)07112513533287816771544174310099033 (12)204
98---Leeds University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK201588,80289,2027917587865100 (74)88375740489050429709060 (3)78
98---University of Edinburgh Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK201599,14499,1446630407710181 (86)95384735578447472509162 (0)78
98840840899University of Bath School of ManagementUK2014097,9081,06297,9081,0625504717377784762298 (83)39913314153676748321863189340099170 (0)666
9897080092University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS2015097,8975,73797,8975,7371050580904794551191 (100)4904302334112151509415899460092027 (11)558
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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 180 points separate the top programme, Insead, from the schools ranked number 98. The top 13 participants, down to IMD, form the top group of MBA providers. The second group, headed by HKUST Business School, spans schools ranked 14 to 42. Differences between schools are relatively small within this group. The 49 Schools within the third group headed by Renmin University of China School of Business are similarly close together. The remaining 10 schools headed by Birmingham 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.

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. Number of doctoral graduates from each business school during the past three years. The figure in bracket is the percentage of these graduates who took up faculty positions at a top 50 full-time MBA schools.

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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