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Careers[6]
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Employment[7]
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Female faculty(%)[9]
Female students(%)[10]
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Int. faculty(%)[11]
Int. students(%)[12]
Int. board(%)[13]
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Int. course[15]
Languages[16]
PhD faculty[17]
Research[18]
CSR rank
11212Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS20150224,62811,392228,07413,3321291560101390223888 (98)1202314112943924212836164210008913260
25440Harvard Business SchoolUS20180204,35014,975205,48613,3531121073134388014489 (100)0102804114813613711905203020089311525
32121InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore20150180,5273,426179,6612,504104160234892432181 (97)16019333332593197086142422097120113
43330University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUS20180199,8838,733197,2676,44111418953321589117295 (95)251250431170380360502371510009811048
581184CeibsChina20195177,12612,233174,11511,25718315381121186260993 (100)134228440023662131354438711210100069745
64651London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150169,9882,337169,6751,778102789913890142494 (99)1412634015088039116210827001981101732
76971University of Chicago: BoothUS20170187,62910,628185,86111,70812687934119012396 (97)1901604221513014233634512773009614631
8913100MIT: SloanUS20195186,08112,867188,17315,078107991429190148995 (99)130232420225423527521486597009904324
97781Columbia Business SchoolUS20195185,1487,648184,0996,4191141186728890119390 (92)180182392150560482332461675009517238
101013111University of California at Berkeley: HaasUS20170184,38812,117188,74612,5791040762201591212393 (98)31012024332925304256153663160010009479
111515142Yale School of ManagementUS20180173,2365,545172,5476,089121785250889033190 (99)113026443022144245042154422000100132134
121110111Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20195150,4172,027151,0762,596128292116887046894 (92)11902902663027238529331351070110005842
132733245University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUK20180161,64615,056161,44315,906118195111011891711591 (89)1133023539240265592363618073400100053613
141212131Northwestern University: KelloggUS20195172,6053,787170,8302,22299499521159018992 (100)17024045328044543123556241500100018128
151618163Dartmouth College: TuckUS20180176,9864,251173,6362,930114488156490010292 (100)01512324512963303614115022510093018972
16135112University of Cambridge: JudgeUK20170164,636838163,5081,365982309289026986 (95)342119137232674693126510107020097141449
171826205National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore20160153,2169,139153,2169,2991313320622589381394 (92)236129135229460188129916814400901271843
181415162HKUST Business SchoolChina20160159,7581,760156,2021,91710843311610882841189 (87)0391283302240551682470114831098327892
192120201HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance20195142,9208,988142,6226,7641061360222285187293 (92)0175190323402770293090233027720100024752
191924210Duke University: FuquaUS20170164,5597,780163,8086,93211110981581289229194 (97)1111222428215430383561556780009636436
212017191Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain20195148,8183,467148,0604,5181163717171188174793 (97)332238230213739297075512131109418336
222421223IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland20150153,8063,834151,9444,96476314718490136183 (100)1211174296210982990832101258011000652546
233235301University of Virginia: DardenUS20195159,3067,110157,4376,18011448012681089011392 (99)2202261381260282304221711524009525361
242827262Indian School of BusinessIndia20150156,7767,634156,1227,1481872351726186145698 (94)128217234360136306007416903001000831394
252319222New York University: SternUS20195157,7863,623156,4853,303117109344321891211194 (96)31422833531834133922466915390085212530
262532282UCLA: AndersonUS20170161,5372,671162,9852,49810817814798913389 (97)2222241334171371335102755954001000101290
271727241Cornell University: JohnsonUS20170163,0302,988162,4171,38811211827642390230591 (97)026125133624044134537286254400940161273
282623263University of Michigan: RossUS20195158,5654,414157,7273,789108690578591215494 (95)012026043093360352616212691200940241141
293040335Georgetown University: McDonoughUS20150148,3305,724147,3846,376121896045289141194 (94)2373294300192421421254601526400100027823
302224250Nanyang Business School, NTU SingaporeFeatured business schoolSingapore20160134,0361,748134,0361,74812612367017831591595 (94)3646361412300680894600311521100099058450
31-8-IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain2019146,824153,5471004425839481 (82)254031526891922579099719
312922272SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly20195130,62810,477130,62810,47712472013608851562187 (93)24533914295012362703751314328150098032554
3335493910Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIndia20150178,77412,123178,77412,12312410489301821922100 (100)024122021944160002213631243400100297487
3442--Fudan University School of ManagementChina20195110,0627,030110,0627,0301952028133788039997 (99)4738331658636211571293019710961711974
354038381Carnegie Mellon: TepperUS20195148,9305,215148,8925,7411135817771881322190 (100)12322742811614014295073668120092137217
364144404Warwick Business SchoolUK20150118,4068,142118,4068,14283696461785327195 (93)0461383394333823902111627320110100027522
374446424University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUS20150154,7405,552151,2352,25710467227612883222086 (100)4181241382170290331109425050085014239
384751456Emory University: GoizuetaUS20150150,4967,833150,6597,6701195610545891251395 (100)238032130018252303510066195830090369771
3958--University of Florida: WarringtonUS20180121,00015,257121,00015,25715141079390261796 (100)69611253224131262172009649220094032529
395145451Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20180126,8738,549126,8738,54967145142887269382 (96)84402824514669539057772941741110004807
413339381The University of Hong KongChina20196131,3863,141131,3863,141116552159987166683 (96)37542414642503416943812281930098265582
425154499Sungkyunkwan University GSBSouth Korea20196131,16617,465131,16617,4651007161814108501288 (94)710001414535416235516773473135111000912893
4349--Singapore Management University: Lee Kong ChianFeatured business schoolSingapore-118,4156,242118,4156,24213312987410865752379 (97)37162523342627039005303025770098141799
435747494Indiana University: KelleyUS20170134,9858,665137,5689,62612285678718815395 (92)835327135623329136635972775250080120244
436475617Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20170120,55616,250120,55616,2501108234813833821594 (95)391133344233818651885752242113241119809165
465948512University of Southern California: MarshallUS20150145,9129,564147,5659,605108139734025892641796 (96)240033152201213323352182845110082132577
473129368Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndia20150186,17010,369186,17010,36910014145380096396 (95)111612011783030131200416466001000100395
486462583University of California at Irvine: MerageUS20160130,0569,811130,0569,81112915675930882371785 (99)2873484377327256482102588721200950371789
494841460University of Washington: FosterUS20150134,2701,879133,5191,1281071369294587155699 (100)1500342417214323270708110892009227434
49789574Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaIndia-158,13818,894158,13818,89413922251972820802100 (100)031021291183100066702463500100098168
513434404Shanghai Jiao Tong University: AntaiChina20195112,8178,818112,8178,8181931135113748314714100 (94)0800342516130303613284100123260094194437
523743444University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerUS20160142,7164,950143,6514,195112484065118917692 (100)1291322282211352263411923662000805271751
527379686Vanderbilt University: OwenUS20195139,67012,187139,67012,18712516623273290391590 (97)14922933049161811676195271500964651158
545068579Washington University: OlinUS20150126,2204,109126,2203,51110926608336861731588 (97)98012404236903703175605917622000972121561
553731414Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands20160117,9724,608118,6182,9208442693321851632288 (96)24832433602475529512766438300100037453
564564551Rice University: JonesUS20195144,5258,460145,1215,93210315571903881162995 (96)25122903131723413660087964150092241797
5743364510CUHK Business SchoolChina20160115,6897,177115,6897,177110258184411850701791 (96)6852261376276501491073622134110099155162
587760656University of Notre Dame: MendozaUS20160137,57411,549137,57411,7211181548362088140390 (99)47282422441501814012607816352800831481126
593630427Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUK20150123,376108124,1781,06510245323820863382177 (91)15803623914324638492124346181500910831321
605461584Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerUS20170134,8493,305134,8493,3051251537129238714397 (100)4603241401924528321942831284150079041779
616676688Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia20160119,09810,874118,95910,875879488810883542695 (98)1657311362195721908251174361000960791657
62515757Arizona State University: CareyUS20150125,98511,515125,98511,515133434168412870352887 (99)952427140112131140220851296400873411069
637589768Pennsylvania State University: SmealUS20170124,2204,547124,2204,547134158201001896312491 (100)15722923472242403433088246700831411064
644637499City, University of London: CassFeatured business schoolUK20170120,3882,813119,7692,1958664273913842772182 (84)170225039746471086354423244600962581740
657258650Michigan State University: BroadUS20140118,0508,564118,0508,56415116271596487218487 (100)25342923414310315304006814982600890551478
668187788Babson College: OlinUS20180140,4098,782140,4098,79810237432186179483 (85)1301374344241174845223431786000844831066
676780711Boston College: CarrollUS20195138,5977,891138,5977,891114136853441892621083 (95)2559350256912721900097109830082120799
688682791Boston University: QuestromUS20180129,6766,455129,6766,455124215912672586193391 (90)0563361441112291481060365185300680481110
696059633University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerland20180124,5278,648124,5278,6487281555220853652971 (100)106161503311500795986500235538101000711470
706354621AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia20160119,6713,762119,6713,7628223471380585090782 (92)1167140531250077988950071516100955643356
7194--WHU – Otto Beisheim School of ManagementFeatured business schoolGermany20160125,17612,382125,17612,38269153017636892491376 (96)676223137312031186612021623800100083318
725552607University of Maryland: SmithUS20150125,7344,716125,7344,826945873531188034890 (98)1178232433131234338816079238300095324882
738285808University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS20150108,3992,667108,3992,66714411439972871761191 (100)2926331397140244481650571180140092255416
74-49-Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia2016121,811128,166816311859890 (87)953836364210021369101009612
75556966Purdue University: KrannertUS20150125,6962,992125,6962,99210316551281285151681 (99)77942333322433555860064219420095341467
766153636Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUK20180124,0861,902124,0862,506731180494851862594 (84)3621311497261461991332224104660097594275
776154649Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business schoolGermany20140116,1032,157116,1032,15780121127513860951493 (85)4685262334402023984902051562900100065527
786865701Brigham Young University: MarriottUS20150128,2132,237129,4691,4351387726930881281391 (100)2432921487121181209868730091171347
798870795ESMT BerlinFeatured business schoolGermany20160110,0823,501110,0823,501636135728852613086 (95)5820232350101577298120189061600100058519
8099--EMLyon Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance2015093,46594893,465948832421171948852502392 (100)1832360171242253385492326115100100471514
817165724Wisconsin School of BusinessUS20195131,4525,666131,4526,1631025221898890442390 (99)462726135536024029111809947610075348076
818588854University of Minnesota: CarlsonUS20195123,7546,274123,7546,27497650268612881131685 (99)874531133230123220614190960110078120233
838377811University of Rochester: SimonUS20160122,6553,314122,6553,24512946445128862581893 (97)190118135211036343311033682150073671998
846863723Ohio State University: FisherUS20150128,00810,377128,00810,37711812401391388157991 (100)169828432016131429440911481400683371196
858665799University of Toronto: RotmanCanada20150100,4853,039101,2324,0229316100185684191185 (98)02702523654747856712763527490099116686
8680707916The Lisbon MBAPortugal20195108,8724,598108,8724,5987323188785067185 (97)786134234114010351515050391101099183588
8778--McGill University: DesautelsCanada20140104,6075,403104,6075,40394875666385297390 (97)647631135101947518344110152291500881621463
877391843University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUK20150106,4896,931106,4896,9317092472411835722180 (88)29434215514456319684453292410096279135
899470843University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland20170116,87214,229116,87214,2296851020611385383189 (97)898133342122973714581254240637800991791665
90-86-George Washington UniversityUS2016116,389114,9211019495887884 (88)763033273537776330966220
9170426819Lancaster University Management SchoolUK2018094,4969,61094,4969,6108871777313822242085 (98)393332243113805839622564453140096171911
9291--SMU: CoxUS20160126,1813,219126,1814,0729597787114894531787 (95)0652295275101355210508993920092283258
9396--Essec Business SchoolFrance2018098,1204,08198,1204,0815794613572087852165 (71)3591340569380560854690201500099071315
949094932Western University: IveyCanada20180103,979915104,1671928064915515881201279 (100)14161932931905814172606756550099048491
95---Fordham University: GabelliUS2018120,194120,19410583358810077 (95)99363622283668488086918
96-89-Incae Business SchoolCosta Rica / Nicaragua201779,57179,9561613915808952 (89)842344125358594960959879
96939394University of Texas at Dallas: JindalUS2018099,5361,82899,5361,828103519598187268387 (100)387228122614348103464451329810081414555
98-92-Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance201798,39498,394886531809974 (69)9743405346957319400908342
99---Texas A & M University: MaysUS2014117,042117,0421071299858889 (100)542814192228080970793285
100---William & Mary: MasonUS2018115,958115,9581147082838585 (100)893525261343677930907984
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Table notesFootnotes:* KPMG reported on the results of obtaining evidence and applying specified audit procedures relating to selected survey data provided for the Financial Times 2019 MBA ranking for selected business schools. Enquiries about the assurance process can be made by contacting Lori Huber of KPMG at lahuber@kpmg.ca. The specified audit procedures were carried out between November and December 2018. The audit date published denotes the survey for which the specified audit precedures were conducted. **These schools run additional courses for MBA students for which additional language skills are required. Although the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 200 points separate the top programme, Stanford, from the school ranked number 100. The top 14 participants, down to Northwestern University: Kellogg, form the top group of MBA providers. The second group, headed by Dartmouth College: Tuck, spans schools ranked 15 to 38. Differences between schools are relatively small within this group. The 51 schools within the third group headed by Imperial College Business School, rank joint 39th, are similarly close together. The remaining 11 schools headed by George Washington University 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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