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Global MBA Ranking 2018

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Rank in 2018
Rank in 2017
Rank in 2016
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]
Wom. Board
Int. faculty(%)[11]
Int. students(%)[12]
Int. board(%)[13]
Int. mobility[14]
Int. course[15]
Languages[16]
PhD Faculty[17]
PhD graduates No.
Research[18]
12531Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS20150213,23619,702214,74219,4201142170443883311287 (95)520240401333413411254551132140090057 (15)50
21111InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore20150177,1019,796177,1579,5001051065191187264682 (98)06016136627294097185021242098138 (13)94
33430University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUS20185191,15010,638190,8269,19296498117788315793 (95)24025544017038236248136451400990104 (30)10
46340London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150167,65112,468167,89713,3301091780450891461693 (99)15023039442483292072162771099134 (7)2715
54242Harvard Business SchoolUS20185189,37511,834192,13314,02010258617388218689 (100)21028042149135236119852028140092371 (20)1613
69881University of Chicago: BoothUS20170177,0015,907174,1535,953118882240188935495 (99)0901604021412984513915718050097064 (19)102
77671Columbia Business SchoolUS20140177,5004,822177,6805,0561030932202089316489 (89)38020141315256250335147262120094150 (18)52
81117121CeibsChina20140164,8938,870162,8582,98816813390233842691292 (100)13612464051706352805003119151110000 (0)761
9139100MIT: SloanUS20140173,2147,849173,0957,3799810953301189339794 (100)23021342217239145253242652210099036 (17)70
10137100University of California at Berkeley: HaasUS20170172,2714,813176,1678,0041041078635108929590 (99)011122140227753037770591247700100036 (11)131
111016121Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140148,3902,282148,48088412679168487254293 (91)1191293324320696832900833210100015 (2)545
121211120Northwestern University: KelloggUS20140168,8183,780168,6084,2821037942362389217193 (100)2702404212873914212835411361100100062 (16)192
1351090University of Cambridge: JudgeUK20170163,798916162,1432,319100732117890352889 (85)043020139638580394231720768390098031 (5)3716
141514140HKUST Business SchoolChina20160157,9988,502158,1198,58111292212162286295489 (92)1381253282245563702472731111095253 (4)353
151518161Yale School of ManagementUS20185167,6918,542166,4588,2521144878421589334691 (99)113330143021042245143350422250099121 (6)457
161822192Dartmouth College: TuckUS20185172,7356,013170,7065,29211058915279048092 (100)41412534402353353724014832433009350 (0)276
172731254Cornell University: JohnsonUS20170160,0428,939161,02910,4981238754417882251491 (99)12502612742414313933528435890094122 (3)413
182632255National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore20160144,07710,925143,91712,1571342321373086478896 (97)03733013762513590876380241510110091045 (3)4513
192421211Duke University: FuquaUS20170156,7797,041156,8766,664101599346287130493 (95)110120134016043141455261378220099048 (14)28
201723200Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20140145,351583143,5422,585119364264872671790 (93)4301361320207410973807135491093147 (0)805
212015192HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance20140133,9321,744135,8583,7851056361447861891093 (91)222219129413072293067033201721100042 (7)312
222429256Nanyang Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSingapore20160132,2886,070132,2886,070125132935311847741198 (97)270235039130068193460016131170099049 (2)542
231919201New York University: SternUS20140154,1633,096153,1822,323107597222288210591 (94)116225038321144237618268104490087152 (10)75
242113191IMDSwitzerland20150157,640992156,9082,397792711417892371182 (100)32031312342139619928541070621010000 (0)901
253234300UCLA: AndersonUS20170158,86611,088160,48710,879107979238118836087 (98)1242231375182380281012180791800100031 (9)222
262320231University of Michigan: RossUS20140154,1512,210153,9384,210114985773289219694 (90)2120261433125363376727475770094136 (8)133
273328291University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUK20185146,5906,038145,5376,30299121662110880864580 (94)633318041103856029506912182691800100024 (6)591
282729282Indian School of BusinessIndia20150149,1424,042148,9743,521164458725785351397 (94)426119331060193326015819350010003 (0)709
292225251SDA BocconiItaly20140120,1518,913120,1518,91311733336826842771789 (90)348540233338133437346251161330098254 (0)2711
304044384Georgetown University: McDonoughUS20150142,6066,656141,0085,2971138962431988340192 (96)2340250304172433436213751330420010000 (0)1910
312924282Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndia20150175,8016,935175,8016,06210144592180199785 (100)61501912530041320035840700100044 (1)972
323527310University of Virginia: DardenUS20140152,1963,860151,2572,89911019211581189314490 (98)018027139126326634121127064816009702 (0)5910
333944392University of Hong KongChina20130128,2454,699128,2454,699121125125013862601686 (96)67122524262553527305010297610096054 (2)702
343439367Shanghai Jiao Tong University: AntaiChina20140121,6351,695121,6351,6951821024733108443316100 (91)080532245213030233320991492200931132 (0)902
3549624915Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIndia20150166,65114,651166,65114,6511141857331108149414100 (99)7232221301645146200915123950098258 (2)1016
363038351Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150123,4844,952125,2435,2929810551218283059876 (95)05833434074504309344510284331100912219 (3)702
373142372Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands20160122,580804121,53891388101731223840851490 (92)3515212361312533942330103352401100083 (6)4117
374341401University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerUS20160137,7666,856139,4568,20611611841541188413591 (99)128130430020237029415289646170085028 (3)105
39-43-Renmin University of China School of BusinessChina201699,461100,003173261904100 (100)943648184151510159191226 (0)93
403833371Carnegie Mellon: TepperUS20140143,7156,647143,1516,5751084882761887211889 (99)42122322711504103385067556110091141 (5)352
414446441Warwick Business SchoolUK20150110,2642,438110,2642,4387731552914823282195 (100)14553523511361479092727530119910100075 (4)227
42-47-Fudan University School of ManagementChina2014103,032103,0321754110884893 (100)6532573816739312195109 (1)90
433626354CUHK Business SchoolChina20160122,8661,673122,8661,673108114025540854871585 (100)38352523193305145956702322340098034 (3)546
444647462University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUS20150149,18810,618148,97811,034983741889854421790 (100)11722514031732913251196104590085143 (1)165
456453541Rice University: JonesUS20140136,0657,145139,1898,33711821568877874451793 (100)125372913491913517422007877910094113 (3)481
463737400City University: CassFeatured business schoolUK20170123,2013,909121,9645,146805357262862561383 (89)0687250324508711891150172523880094044 (8)413
475155514Emory University: GoizuetaUS20150142,6638,293142,9898,619114106104910884121993 (100)038033430643292333420085361120087319 (0)7618
484149461University of Washington: FosterUS20150132,3912,349132,3912,349943679895861492098 (100)05093203492542952715719108730094336 (6)34
49---Singapore Management University: Lee Kong ChianSingapore-112,173112,1731343784819882 (97)77233724679053326409729 (0)48
506880667Washington University: OlinUS20150122,1117,330122,7097,36010726644713877581297 (99)179424239146956372381565576682130095027 (2)273
5157--Arizona State University: CareyUS20150114,470763114,4707631291450372587471696 (99)15652623941123213842073810020090061 (3)3114
514535446Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20185118,3245,459118,3245,45968446934785272990 (95)2442301449400921853703331021900100033 (0)4810
515469583Sungkyunkwan University GSBS Korea20130113,701778113,701778933342241585731895 (95)0100013242175306503978004458120010000 (0)6314
546171624Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerUS20170131,5447,893131,5447,8931402725159508621393 (100)25742542141903133016271189950079323 (1)4810
5569--Purdue University: KrannertUS20150122,7047,972122,7047,97211964398331866571588 (97)6754201355275405521003433992320098019 (2)4521
555251532University of Maryland: SmithUS20150121,0186,876120,9086,877995908641888426679 (100)176228034133123723081635658380098042 (9)165
574754531Indiana University: KelleyUS20170126,3201,498127,942596114116358658722087 (98)732028329120228030726279150150079138 (2)222
58---University of Florida: HoughUS2018105,743105,743147182882390 (100)85282612241501009409446 (4)37
594852530University of Southern California: MarshallUS20150136,348432137,9602,761950100365387447994 (97)24013213201313513863190634430083035 (8)374
605960602University of St GallenSwitzerland20185115,8793,982115,8793,982642201322588436281 (100)5670150229500746926500531720101000132 (0)8517
615449552Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business schoolGermany20140118,2604,431118,2604,431685132626861811797 (88)17372803752001439310200408533001000107 (5)707
615357575Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUK20185122,1842,922121,5802,19372518945986461791 (100)16143024214258658881330914124010192250 (0)965
635466614AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolFeatured business schoolAustralia20160115,9095,885115,9095,885592601285385483493 (82)966245129450068479050022215200100069 (0)317
646257617University of California at Irvine: MerageUS20160120,2455,497120,2455,49711487249323862201187 (100)484252530339619046812466384130095121 (0)542
647566685Durham University Business SchoolUK20170104,30615104,306151184352611180197191 (92)2928363672720126429305311531173150198288 (1)858
667687768Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia20160108,2247,626108,0847,7657831215781085380296 (100)57203013812457128212402192690096049 (0)632
678069728Boston College: CarrollUS20140130,70614,273130,70614,27310111732753872521585 (97)3461351313802531921008729510081420 (0)134
686375690Ohio State University: FisherUS20150117,6313,511117,6313,5111302227199414872662392 (96)161124232515227025114077277100711027 (6)266
68658071Brigham Young University: MarriottUS20150130,4503,030130,9043,48413111983933872411889 (100)1411111222611017522922908009000 (0)682
704235497Lancaster University Management SchoolUK20185104,10610,114104,10610,114956104601284144182 (98)4969302321538555198031194982750095092 (0)803
716568680Wisconsin School of BusinessUS20140125,7868,005125,2898,005107121481589321686 (100)255127130113622421841819537560078122 (2)481
725865656Michigan State University: BroadUS20140109,4862,969109,4862,96913511428100185222585 (100)11493315201831126034150082572270089735 (1)414
737971744Vanderbilt University: OwenUS20140127,4835,590127,4835,0411091365259487124491 (99)347526726425131722385197176160010001 (0)768
73919887University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUK20150113,42010,616113,42010,616791231313178193482 (88)1912410545390622881139041625100094156 (1)802
75748478Edhec Business SchoolFrance20170107,5055,997107,5055,99779241483853502678 (87)088740342103835379018642651850091124 (1)935
758989844Pennsylvania State University: SmealUS20170119,6739,874119,6739,874119212816101183155892 (100)359127427318124237033861153320082031 (2)312
776076714University of Notre Dame: MendozaUS20160126,0252,197125,8532,142117062356287243686 (98)46412212810151171284619456313008220 (0)371
7895--Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaIndia-139,2447,725139,2447,7251172444190826828100 (100)03122301051581000007211814300100131 (1)971
78-85-McGill University: DesautelsCanada201499,20499,2048681638710084 (96)41324523748731171408931 (3)48
8070406314The Lisbon MBAPortugal20140113,4704,972113,4704,97275132351518857681578 (100)387032023155003404655004041110100023 (1)887
818790863Babson College: OlinUS20185131,62710,497131,61110,29999107783587575182 (89)2291330303231133793197605863008040 (0)938
828598885University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS20150105,7321,458105,7321,45813314521996865651089 (100)086332332114320332125146466270090019 (1)592
837786821University of Rochester: SimonUS20160119,3413,616119,4103,6161257683796842761494 (92)189517333111139546211143926740079219 (3)803
84-96-University of Connecticut School of BusinessUS2018116,530116,530118271856357 (98)98294017197006310007927 (0)70
858871810University of Minnesota: CarlsonUS20140117,48087117,48087913761098187329793 (100)16963003113122502610134811171130079038 (4)2211
8665607011University of Toronto: RotmanCanada2015097,44663097,2104,060776101191483392885 (97)527123041743127316602163746530098036 (8)107
868271803Boston University: QuestromUS20185123,2213,515123,2213,5151032718921187290191 (88)1533350430913033886376458820068221 (0)592
887064748ESMT BerlinFeatured business schoolGermany20160106,5811,779106,5811,779571186809831911881 (94)1821212351125879197038219555390010001 (0)6314
8970--Rutgers Business SchoolUS2018118,1449,665118,1449,665112185409613864381589 (97)57812313921352882710118881496280076586 (1)702
909488912Western University: IveyCanada20185104,8946,492103,9754,83374048670487332380 (100)23522212601931594486264962360150099026 (2)4411
91---SMU: CoxUS2016122,962122,1091046957857087 (95)632432113021598370900 (0)85
92-98-Leeds University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2015100,049100,049921128828885 (93)93405458459017659808772 (1)88
9393--University of Texas at Dallas: JindalUS201897,70880897,708808108114197785771690 (100)289227128617558128120283109720077038 (1)194
94---WHU BeisheimFeatured business schoolGermany2016112,794112,794544769876270 (93)74244012308012154001006 (0)80
947079817University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland20170102,64310,451102,64310,4516383014748820842181 (92)79913633014222510702569340293700100018 (1)635
96---Essec Business SchoolFrance2018102,201102,201485977795368 (56)6034653856896919509930 (0)68
97-59-University of San Diego School of Business AdministrationUS2016103,952103,9521098390872771 (100)9743411930592269540850 (0)97
988063806University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK2015091,8146,29191,8146,291869191527283179496 (83)1101235242235049085147038774310079077 (2)973
99---EMLyon Business SchoolFrance201592,51792,517593867837391 (100)81362944508989271609616 (0)76
100---Copenhagen Business SchoolFeatured business schoolDenmark201791,80791,807444966859661 (95)51324136399391240094129 (3)54
100-98-University of Bath School of ManagementUK201493,46193,46166535178101100 (74)953353296586294589010061 (1)63
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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 195 points separate the top programme, Stanford, from the school ranked number 100. The top 14 participants, down to HKUST Business School, form the top group of MBA providers. The second group, headed by Yale School of Management, spans schools ranked 15 to 44. Differences between schools are relatively small within this group. The 48 Schools within the third group headed by Rice University: Jones are similarly close together. The remaining 9 schools headed by University of Texas at Dallas: Jindal 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. 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.

12. 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.

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

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

15. 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.

16. 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.

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

18. 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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