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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]
11421InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore20150167,3051,137167,6571,1479511113058515882 (97)16017030025194196185430612097039 (41)51
25440Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS20150193,5348,360195,3229,383936749128501982 (99)4202414113003814042166641830090347 (32)59
34331University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUS20130180,5123,225181,6343,7579289942488512295 (92)1402004411703613424914055510099196 (29)10
42121Harvard Business SchoolUS20130177,5415,266178,1135,6129738751038612491 (100)01028043148137135127052142150089271 (32)31
5101394University of Cambridge: JudgeUK20175164,7147,797164,4628,13910712131812893789 (88)0432216335331177992038613429290098241 (10)215
63241London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150155,183353154,5674179288412548813094 (99)1502343523868519217388414710100035 (17)127
76660Columbia Business SchoolUS20140172,6782,999172,6242,758103491140188621292 (90)0801903821315815363404517460095156 (29)76
81212111IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140168,9208,261168,9239,6571084241418526189 (88)32613913124606329228402813681098014 (0)686
98990University of Chicago: BoothUS20175171,0949,912168,2009,94111038042217861195 (99)0901614201313714644035657580097162 (18)126
10167111Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140146,1086,394147,5967,411133128541228505292 (94)12002662803276368119041135210100019 (5)4911
111711132CeibsChina20140156,02311,139159,87012,15415523922638215793 (99)03501834581796822845003202460010020 (0)776
121114121Northwestern University: KelloggUS20140165,0383,183164,3261,40396392313108721695 (100)17024541221140443131365525200100064 (27)173
1398102MIT: SloanUS20140165,3656,629165,7165,8078829821988634692 (99)0301834011514014715524863100099140 (42)71
13710101University of California at Berkeley: HaasUS20175167,458231168,1631,2329417232598721490 (100)41002113832035384417647540700100033 (33)121
151414140HKUST Business SchoolChina20160149,4966,350149,5385,2351031110338198409190 (93)23922213042925907224501011241093451 (6)384
151817172Yale School of ManagementUS20130159,1494,885158,2065,97411027912778614090 (99)216029443321144146246754547100100021 (24)3815
172319201Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140144,76813,962146,12714,00811616222138515086 (96)331037232113741194187018111311092044 (0)854
182223211Dartmouth College: TuckUS20130166,7229,177165,4148,762105108834512861896 (100)113022144218328339041151457220088120 (0)334
191918191New York University: SternUS20140151,0671,749150,85934910259532018862592 (97)314025335020146731520878353100861457 (18)21
201516170HEC ParisFrance20140132,1881,113132,0732,22699935937108517991 (90)0241181335130701933670603110100039 (21)291
211320183IMDSwitzerland20150156,648788154,5112,9288128331188714879 (100)8170140191118595097389210851010000 (0)912
222526243SDA BocconiItaly20140129,0645,804129,0646,109120430242388226086 (91)1532381366250311771670561000096145 (4)381
232024220University of Michigan: RossUS20140151,9413,885149,7284,767105278475168721392 (87)0120251408173394314906725060095145 (22)104
242121222Duke University: FuquaUS20175149,7385,889150,2125,7579629614478622692 (99)211019234216142145153358256180099146 (22)102
242940315Nanyang Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSingapore20160126,2187,186126,2187,186138332612642977285100 (100)868035040730467289260215048390099038 (3)567
263231302National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore20160133,15216,010131,76016,612136153366718228696 (95)6401311319122590931389952100091140 (5)589
273128290Cornell University: JohnsonUS20175151,1036,889150,5317,7671151371734328631190 (97)22512533152324244243338744960093119 (5)170
272933303Indian School of BusinessIndia20150145,1007,165145,4536,999160185163228225493 (99)327122431260221106115708830010002 (0)611
292426261Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndia20150182,7367,590181,8637,5891059360327919291 (100)71501812230030130043833700100036 (0)953
303835345Alliance Manchester Business SchoolUK20150128,4369,158130,53512,6171081243101648315176 (100)4551374332457434890554024322400890227 (1)6810
314245393Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands20160121,77612,767120,62512,627981714635188427187 (98)446823137029550396233172591010100078 (8)242
323425302UCLA: AndersonUS20175147,7788,304149,6089,54198977114920852688 (98)1220220322201380386131731183400100026 (31)244
332822284University of Oxford: SaïdUK20130140,5521,802139,2352,27687622311138834186 (81)43631823104314582951571416351000100023 (13)582
3439554314Shanghai Jiao Tong University: AntaiChina20140123,3309,990123,3309,9901724312232680417100 (97)085330143213430201329100027900921147 (0)882
352732312University of Virginia: DardenUS20140148,3361,919148,3581,25411128184758611090 (100)518026138329520033593642649009703 (0)490
36263031CUHK Business SchoolChina20160121,1933,075121,1933,075119138415138127282 (92)9786231409332551541367225319150098031 (6)485
373745401City University: CassUK20175127,1105,708127,1105,70885328028118406983 (93)13611254364581670178367172744610094341 (15)3817
383336362Carnegie Mellon: TepperUS20140137,0681,352136,576420104490115816851385 (100)4230211282154411410567266770092246 (11)334
394428373University of Hong KongChina20130123,54611,028123,54611,02810934956388414480 (96)8691271360200373733400224710096043 (5)689
404442421Georgetown University: McDonoughUS20150135,9504,506135,7114,761105109456238503990 (94)434025334319340337518162157220010000 (0)291
414951476University of Washington: FosterUS20150130,0429,763130,0429,76397105858418512998 (100)259232043102112414286291190100091232 (19)79
4235504212Lancaster University Management SchoolUK20130114,2207,582114,2207,582101106048128504586 (92)487632247443754398050144153220095196 (1)7711
434139413University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerUS20160130,9103,277131,2503,01010588346558411890 (100)4290261300221370331131195663140085030 (13)159
444638437Warwick Business SchoolUK20150112,702415112,7024157442044357904996 (100)1502331248220791850220290281310100075 (5)2914
453534381Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20130112,865564112,86556472113764148318192 (92)14633113510405933880673232303600100046 (2)381
464740442University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUS20150138,5705,330137,9443,6279537327938102589 (100)2190242375144301272208615490084244 (5)211
475462540Indiana University: KelleyUS20175124,8225,696127,3467,3761030680915851294 (99)532025130122128237124280166500078143 (12)246
485258535University of Southern California: MarshallUS20150135,9165,910135,1996,4179589746878313892 (95)114113103221213623252884677130083033 (21)3310
49566858Macquarie Graduate School of ManagementAustralia20160131,4884,752131,4884,75275172981748229992 (100)19223042685006149857503010691500100042 (0)857
496282647Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIndia20150152,00014,706152,00014,706961260121117738093 (97)7210231141231644008453734500100045 (2)952
515559553Emory University: GoizuetaUS20150134,3706,370134,3706,43210414611559148413193 (99)138029324101432033620388137310090018 (6)583
525149511University of Maryland: SmithUS20150114,1423,939114,0314,049104782846318423280 (98)17402803542113533811316179110098242 (21)212
535745523Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUK20130125,1067,146123,7737,169771391336358216892 (93)25783242811735727593910261441131094152 (4)912
544955534Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business schoolGermany20140113,8294,207113,8294,20773615656228746498 (95)56632813282001138362004125223001000100 (2)776
546959613Sungkyunkwan University GSBSouth Korea20130114,4797,117114,4797,117961632113987842195 (96)310001502515324651032580149142020010000 (0)4922
546675653AGSM 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
586554592Michigan State University: BroadUS20140106,5172,845106,5172,84512445009928312796 (99)54603633823262604910007769910096740 (5)457
5960676210University of St GallenSwitzerland20130119,8616,921119,8616,92166619157168403486 (86)7673155311150080198850020371310100011 (0)682
60768975University of Notre Dame: MendozaUS20160128,2227,048127,9957,2741172059354258513790 (98)3650233181214016332570990761008410 (0)388
617165663Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerUS20175123,6514,751123,6514,75111321406952840495 (100)161321125819034103114489994180076428 (4)385
625743545University of California at Irvine: MerageUS20160114,7481,650114,7481,65010647697022844991 (100)286847127633131995418363139780094122 (0)561
637569692Ohio State University: FisherUS20150114,1203,991114,1203,991108846680168524393 (94)3603261274170271361407997870081222 (23)203
645343539Rice University: JonesUS20140128,9206,577130,8524,6459736419468302881 (99)10461301251018118340110071680180093310 (10)493
6580--Brigham Young University: MarriottUS20150127,4204,010127,4203,76512001717258535988 (100)44211232017110220409418213009000 (0)665
656053594University of Toronto: RotmanCanada2015098,0761,207101,2704,62383510008788018480 (96)4280230342550741661327033362130098042 (29)30
656870685Wisconsin School of BusinessUS20140117,7815,747117,2846,53910832528618621588 (100)25452634193852612211759848100079529 (3)493
688072731Washington 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
704036496The Lisbon MBAPortugal20140118,4425,142118,4425,1428812181633137848381 (100)1873324382500342512150044112210100312 (4)951
706463666ESMT BerlinFeatured business schoolGermany20160108,3601,126108,3601,1266862171178407382 (96)281219124533878297917514121620010001 (0)4917
707973747University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland20175113,0945,909113,0945,9097121646638246388 (92)398039744132475117256513415661900100030 (3)6810
7484--Edhec Business SchoolFrance2017113,5026,741113,5026,7417711305148237678 (85)28133703243584689158222122370090326 (8)882
756679738Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20175104,3216,292104,3216,292752775077929689 (97)3849394409323626932427421581610962102 (2)771
768790842Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia20160100,5985,242100,3194,96381927108838217891 (95)27212312371229469083124112235110096045 (2)611
77-96-University of South Carolina: MooreUS2016106,404106,40411586858210076 (100)973152233221038118326 (4)49
778685838University of Rochester: SimonUS20160115,7256,832115,7946,03811816652173128236295 (90)19472033410101345676152371371110077716 (25)8317
797161706Vanderbilt University: OwenUS20140121,8931,456122,4421,211961671055178622094 (97)25271923041211903110639619240010002 (0)6822
806380742University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2015098,1051,34598,1051,3459544329118427597 (89)099237140113504938614703134330079367 (1)940
806990800Boston College: CarrollUS20140116,4333,105116,4333,10590475478148516788 (100)045136134180229408008509630085418 (6)1720
827178772Boston University: QuestromUS20130119,7061,070119,7061,070101163181118518990 (97)356435143510327130670269178610070021 (0)616
8391718213University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUS20150105,4301,622105,4301,6221071055276138646693 (100)17602511982502032316407627080088242 (7)4511
84946380University of Iowa: TippieUS20120103,916858103,916858130172329828413380 (100)189012321972383044088490861250083541 (2)686
859897931University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS20150104,2746,377104,2746,377119145359338125589 (98)2891291312110172446405089310090221 (10)616
867890854George Washington UniversityUS20160114,3402,049114,3402,0499718948948328273 (92)20737323411134402431382601244170096325 (4)8110
879073833Babson College: OlinUS20130121,1302,663121,3122,854893693808217480 (88)63003343312261638215122559892008400 (0)851
8871838112University of Minnesota: CarlsonUS20140117,5673,163117,5673,163883661997168433694 (98)263130132333425116594921384140079134 (9)3316
8983--Incae Business SchoolCosta Rica2017589,0711,47590,584682142356777717760 (85)4814903221604847646310462110019320 (0)980
898986889Pennsylvania State University: SmealUS20175109,7994,198109,7994,19898744410028444789 (100)35852303031952203760075198570082134 (9)290
9198--University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUK20150102,8043,660102,8043,66067134414267709781 (91)0932413492394603777398351215100093265 (2)824
9294--Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance2017101,5967,916101,5967,91676456561117729887 (69)195343238453346196453317726900842137 (1)912
93---University of Texas at Dallas: JindalUS-96,90096,9001091390786592 (100)9128221257402939907740 (0)15
948897932Western 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
9780--Ipade Business SchoolMexico20175100,9242,582102,0933,75118010572627815689 (100)46946223220132438702097243104130 (0)1001
97929595Birmingham Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2017599,7653,57999,7653,5798092165397619593 (85)17913643755504519465053918740093169 (0)886
99-94-Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium201697,96097,960721269809462 (100)7931451724779219909518 (6)83
100938693Queen'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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