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Global MBA Ranking 2017Every year, the FT ranks the world’s best MBA programmes using multiple criteria. Use the interactive table below to compare schools.

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Rank in 2017
Rank in 2016
Rank in 2015
3 yr. rank
School name
Country
Audit year[1]
Salary today($)[2]
Weighted salary($)[3]
Salary increase(%)[4]
Value[5]
Careers[6]
Aims achieved (%)
Careers service rank
Employment[7]
Recommends[8]
Female faculty(%)[9]
Female students(%)[10]
Female board(%)[11]
Int. faculty(%)[12]
Int. students(%)[13]
Int. board(%)[14]
Int. mobility[15]
Int. course[16]
Languages[17]
PhD Faculty[18]
PhD graduates No. (%)
Research[19]
1104021InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore20150167,3051,137167,6571,1479511113058515882 (97)16017030025194196185430612097039 (41)51
2504040Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS20150193,5348,360195,3229,383936749128501982 (99)4202414113003814042166641830090347 (32)59
3403031University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUS20130180,5123,225181,6343,7579289942488512295 (92)1402004411703613424914055510099196 (29)10
4201021Harvard Business SchoolUS20130177,5415,266178,1135,6129738751038612491 (100)01028043148137135127052142150089271 (32)31
510013094University of Cambridge: JudgeUK20175164,7147,797164,4628,13910712131812893789 (88)0432216335331177992038613429290098241 (10)215
6302041London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150155,183353154,5674179288412548813094 (99)1502343523868519217388414710100035 (17)127
7606060Columbia Business SchoolUS20140172,6782,999172,6242,758103491140188621292 (90)0801903821315815363404517460095156 (29)76
8120120111IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140168,9208,261168,9239,6571084241418526189 (88)32613913124606329228402813681098014 (0)686
9809090University of Chicago: BoothUS20175171,0949,912168,2009,94111038042217861195 (99)0901614201313714644035657580097162 (18)126
1016070111Iese Business SchoolSpain20140146,1086,394147,5967,411133128541228505292 (94)12002662803276368119041135210100019 (5)4911
11170110132CeibsChina20140156,02311,139159,87012,15415523922638215793 (99)03501834581796822845003202460010020 (0)776
12110140121Northwestern University: KelloggUS20140165,0383,183164,3261,40396392313108721695 (100)17024541221140443131365525200100064 (27)173
139080102MIT: SloanUS20140165,3656,629165,7165,8078829821988634692 (99)0301834011514014715524863100099140 (42)71
1370100101University of California at Berkeley: HaasUS20175167,458231168,1631,2329417232598721490 (100)41002113832035384417647540700100033 (33)121
15140140140HKUST Business SchoolChina20160149,4966,350149,5385,2351031110338198409190 (93)23922213042925907224501011241093451 (6)384
15180170172Yale School of ManagementUS20130159,1494,885158,2065,97411027912778614090 (99)216029443321144146246754547100100021 (24)3815
17230190201Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140144,76813,962146,12714,00811616222138515086 (96)331037232113741194187018111311092044 (0)854
18220230211Dartmouth College: TuckUS20130166,7229,177165,4148,762105108834512861896 (100)113022144218328339041151457220088120 (0)334
19190180191New York University: SternUS20140151,0671,749150,85934910259532018862592 (97)314025335020146731520878353100861457 (18)21
20150160170HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance20140132,1881,113132,0732,22699935937108517991 (90)0241181335130701933670603110100039 (21)291
21130200183IMDSwitzerland20150156,648788154,5112,9288128331188714879 (100)8170140191118595097389210851010000 (0)912
22250260243SDA BocconiItaly20140129,0645,804129,0646,109120430242388226086 (91)1532381366250311771670561000096145 (4)381
23200240220University of Michigan: RossUS20140151,9413,885149,7284,767105278475168721392 (87)0120251408173394314906725060095145 (22)104
24210210222Duke University: FuquaUS20175149,7385,889150,2125,7579629614478622692 (99)211019234216142145153358256180099146 (22)102
24290400315Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore20160126,2187,186126,2187,186138332612642977285100 (100)868035040730467289260215048390099038 (3)567
26320310302National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore20160133,15216,010131,76016,612136153366718228696 (95)6401311319122590931389952100091140 (5)589
27310280290Cornell University: JohnsonUS20175151,1036,889150,5317,7671151371734328631190 (97)22512533152324244243338744960093119 (5)170
27290330303Indian School of BusinessIndia20150145,1007,165145,4536,999160185163228225493 (99)327122431260221106115708830010002 (0)611
29240260261Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndia20150182,7367,590181,8637,5891059360327919291 (100)71501812230030130043833700100036 (0)953
30380350345Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150128,4369,158130,53512,6171081243101648315176 (100)4551374332457434890554024322400890227 (1)6810
31420450393Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands20160121,77612,767120,62512,627981714635188427187 (98)446823137029550396233172591010100078 (8)242
32340250302UCLA: AndersonUS20175147,7788,304149,6089,54198977114920852688 (98)1220220322201380386131731183400100026 (31)244
33280220284University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUK20130140,5521,802139,2352,27687622311138834186 (81)43631823104314582951571416351000100023 (13)582
343905504314Shanghai Jiao Tong University: AntaiChina20140123,3309,990123,3309,9901724312232680417100 (97)085330143213430201329100027900921147 (0)882
35270320312University of Virginia: DardenUS20140148,3361,919148,3581,25411128184758611090 (100)518026138329520033593642649009703 (0)490
3626030031CUHK Business SchoolFeatured business schoolChina20160121,1933,075121,1933,075119138415138127282 (92)9786231409332551541367225319150098031 (6)485
37370450401City University: CassFeatured business schoolUK20175127,1105,708127,1105,70885328028118406983 (93)13611254364581670178367172744610094341 (15)3817
38330360362Carnegie Mellon: TepperUS20140137,0681,352136,576420104490115816851385 (100)4230211282154411410567266770092246 (11)334
39440280373University of Hong KongChina20130123,54611,028123,54611,02810934956388414480 (96)8691271360200373733400224710096043 (5)689
40440420421Georgetown University: McDonoughUS20150135,9504,506135,7114,761105109456238503990 (94)434025334319340337518162157220010000 (0)291
41490510476University of Washington: FosterUS20150130,0429,763130,0429,76397105858418512998 (100)259232043102112414286291190100091232 (19)79
423505004212Lancaster University Management SchoolUK20130114,2207,582114,2207,582101106048128504586 (92)487632247443754398050144153220095196 (1)7711
43410390413University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerUS20160130,9103,277131,2503,01010588346558411890 (100)4290261300221370331131195663140085030 (13)159
44460380437Warwick Business SchoolUK20150112,702415112,7024157442044357904996 (100)1502331248220791850220290281310100075 (5)2914
45350340381Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20130112,865564112,86556472113764148318192 (92)14633113510405933880673232303600100046 (2)381
46470400442University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUS20150138,5705,330137,9443,6279537327938102589 (100)2190242375144301272208615490084244 (5)211
47540620540Indiana University: KelleyUS20175124,8225,696127,3467,3761030680915851294 (99)532025130122128237124280166500078143 (12)246
48520580535University of Southern California: MarshallUS20150135,9165,910135,1996,4179589746878313892 (95)114113103221213623252884677130083033 (21)3310
4956068058Macquarie Graduate School of ManagementAustralia20160131,4884,752131,4884,75275172981748229992 (100)19223042685006149857503010691500100042 (0)857
49620820647Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIndia20150152,00014,706152,00014,706961260121117738093 (97)7210231141231644008453734500100045 (2)952
51550590553Emory University: GoizuetaUS20150134,3706,370134,3706,43210414611559148413193 (99)138029324101432033620388137310090018 (6)583
52510490511University of Maryland: SmithUS20150114,1423,939114,0314,049104782846318423280 (98)17402803542113533811316179110098242 (21)212
53570450523Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUK20130125,1067,146123,7737,169771391336358216892 (93)25783242811735727593910261441131094152 (4)912
54490550534Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business schoolGermany20140113,8294,207113,8294,20773615656228746498 (95)56632813282001138362004125223001000100 (2)776
54690590613Sungkyunkwan University GSBSouth Korea20130114,4797,117114,4797,117961632113987842195 (96)310001502515324651032580149142020010000 (0)4922
54660750653AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolFeatured business schoolAustralia20160121,79412,521121,79412,52161048182178128784 (86)164344733115027729791550920017300100056 (0)2428
57-76-Arizona State University: CareyUS2015113,707113,7071154777832395 (100)512443931342819809050 (6)45
58650540592Michigan State University: BroadUS20140106,5172,845106,5172,84512445009928312796 (99)54603633823262604910007769910096740 (5)457
596006706210University of St GallenSwitzerland20130119,8616,921119,8616,92166619157168403486 (86)7673155311150080198850020371310100011 (0)682
6076089075University of Notre Dame: MendozaUS20160128,2227,048127,9957,2741172059354258513790 (98)3650233181214016332570990761008410 (0)388
61710650663Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerUS20175123,6514,751123,6514,75111321406952840495 (100)161321125819034103114489994180076428 (4)385
62570430545University of California at Irvine: MerageUS20160114,7481,650114,7481,65010647697022844991 (100)286847127633131995418363139780094122 (0)561
63750690692Ohio State University: FisherUS20150114,1203,991114,1203,991108846680168524393 (94)3603261274170271361407997870081222 (23)203
64530430539Rice University: JonesUS20140128,9206,577130,8524,6459736419468302881 (99)10461301251018118340110071680180093310 (10)493
65800--Brigham Young University: MarriottUS20150127,4204,010127,4203,76512001717258535988 (100)44211232017110220409418213009000 (0)665
65600530594University of Toronto: RotmanCanada2015098,0761,207101,2704,62383510008788018480 (96)4280230342550741661327033362130098042 (29)30
65680700685Wisconsin School of BusinessUS20140117,7815,747117,2846,53910832528618621588 (100)25452634193852612211759848100079529 (3)493
68800720731Washington University: OlinUS20150114,7811,847115,3491,2191052570246028027096 (98)17502212515131351394107039510095124 (4)2410
69-48-Purdue University: KrannertUS2015114,732114,7321135252804282 (99)7121302235423826009835 (6)66
70---Rutgers Business SchoolUS-108,479108,4791305483825394 (87)7722371820373746808184 (1)68
70400360496The Lisbon MBAPortugal20140118,4425,142118,4425,1428812181633137848381 (100)1873324382500342512150044112210100312 (4)951
70640630666ESMT BerlinFeatured business schoolGermany20160108,3601,126108,3601,1266862171178407382 (96)281219124533878297917514121620010001 (0)4917
70790730747University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland20175113,0945,909113,0945,9097121646638246388 (92)398039744132475117256513415661900100030 (3)6810
74840--Edhec Business SchoolFrance2017113,5026,741113,5026,7417711305148237678 (85)28133703243584689158222122370090326 (8)882
75660790738Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20175104,3216,292104,3216,292752775077929689 (97)3849394409323626932427421581610962102 (2)771
76870900842Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia20160100,5985,242100,3194,96381927108838217891 (95)27212312371229469083124112235110096045 (2)611
77-96-University of South Carolina: MooreUS2016106,404106,40411586858210076 (100)973152233221038118326 (4)49
77860850838University of Rochester: SimonUS20160115,7256,832115,7946,03811816652173128236295 (90)19472033410101345676152371371110077716 (25)8317
79710610706Vanderbilt University: OwenUS20140121,8931,456122,4421,211961671055178622094 (97)25271923041211903110639619240010002 (0)6822
80630800742University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2015098,1051,34598,1051,3459544329118427597 (89)099237140113504938614703134330079367 (1)940
80690900800Boston College: CarrollUS20140116,4333,105116,4333,10590475478148516788 (100)045136134180229408008509630085418 (6)1720
82710780772Boston University: QuestromUS20130119,7061,070119,7061,070101163181118518990 (97)356435143510327130670269178610070021 (0)616
839107108213University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUS20150105,4301,622105,4301,6221071055276138646693 (100)17602511982502032316407627080088242 (7)4511
8494063080University of Iowa: TippieUS20120103,916858103,916858130172329828413380 (100)189012321972383044088490861250083541 (2)686
85980970931University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS20150104,2746,377104,2746,377119145359338125589 (98)2891291312110172446405089310090221 (10)616
86780900854George Washington UniversityUS20160114,3402,049114,3402,0499718948948328273 (92)20737323411134402431382601244170096325 (4)8110
87900730833Babson College: OlinUS20130121,1302,663121,3122,854893693808217480 (88)63003343312261638215122559892008400 (0)851
887108308112University of Minnesota: CarlsonUS20140117,5673,163117,5673,163883661997168433694 (98)263130132333425116594921384140079134 (9)3316
89830--Incae Business SchoolCosta Rica2017589,0711,47590,584682142356777717760 (85)4814903221604847646310462110019320 (0)980
89890860889Pennsylvania State University: SmealUS20175109,7994,198109,7994,19898744410028444789 (100)35852303031952203760075198570082134 (9)290
91980--University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUK20150102,8043,660102,8043,66067134414267709781 (91)0932413492394603777398351215100093265 (2)824
92940--Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFeatured business schoolFrance2017101,5967,916101,5967,91676456561117729887 (69)195343238453346196453317726900842137 (1)912
93---University of Texas at Dallas: JindalUS-96,90096,9001091390786592 (100)9128221257402939907740 (0)15
94880970932Western University: IveyCanada2013098,4021,31999,1421,0677434207488423582 (100)737123126550063042117505984580099027 (11)337
95---Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaIndia-131,519131,519934597690100 (98)3323157100833809925 (4)98
95---Temple University: FoxUS201798,46498,46410393968293100 (100)95365522343246683808075 (7)68
97800--Ipade Business SchoolMexico20175100,9242,582102,0933,75118010572627815689 (100)46946223220132438702097243104130 (0)1001
9792095095Birmingham Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2017599,7653,57999,7653,5798092165397619593 (85)17913643755504519465053918740093169 (0)886
99-94-Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium201697,96097,960721269809462 (100)7931451724779219909518 (6)83
10093086093Queen's University: SmithCanada2015093,7281,28493,1026598504169228118878 (100)6447310365240501601244036179110099227 (4)6115
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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 170 points separate the top programme, Insead, from the school ranked number 100. The top 16 participants, down to Yale School of Management, form the top group of MBA providers. The second group, headed by Esade Business School, spans schools ranked 16 to 42. Differences between schools are relatively small within this group. The 40 Schools within the third group headed by University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler are similarly close together. The remaining 18 schools headed by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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 2017 ranking surveyed the MBA class that graduated in 2013). 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 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.

8. 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.

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

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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

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

16. 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.

17. 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.

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

19. This is calculated according to the number of articles published by a school’s current full-time faculty members in 50 selected academic and practitioner journals between January 2014 and October 2016. The rank combines the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the faculty’s size.

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