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Global MBA Rankings 2005

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Intl. mobility[18]
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Research[23]
11222Harvard Business SchoolU.S.A.2003162,1071,727155,1077,0421401075116288349032222341173341321147489609531010
10111University of Pennsylvania: WhartonU.S.A.2003148,9558,244143,9667,760152307248279120882118133080355423520613501000120
30333Columbia Business SchoolU.S.A.2003148,5279,220133,2299,55217323651437908914814033390565354360527209531571
43745Stanford Graduate School of BusinessU.S.A.2005157,3228,198154,5434,25213539426394229163160350163383296202575709901241
51475London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2004126,590557129,5844,4171471891331392638520613223082784862655919198028267
62455University of Chicago: BoothU.S.A.2002148,7422,630138,3971,913158248258528948817130263160393325111683109802431
7310119Dartmouth College: TuckU.S.A.2003154,0095,179149,3824,75916311784759359441321025116125432310447500942n/a141
84466InseadFeatured business schoolFra / Sing2003126,6202,561131,1512,4681002499528969851551501959388287173475296231100
91888New York University: SternU.S.A.2003126,0904,807122,5761,764156299371379013901010181331130400280326642010013111
94131211Yale School of ManagementU.S.A.2003130,801980131,1591,879174206757593148182613134520332128411449750980692710
11011910Northwestern University: KelloggU.S.A.2002133,176744133,7975,372136111003913926915420129182240291137633009611194
121131814Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain200396,97748797,2672,20315631471227914496020131223106345733813671990495615
131121313IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland2003138,281340143,382756861322913925996517912049710009827813470961n/a6411
13491011MIT: SloanU.S.A.2003128,3316,066132,4887,0381242088676288249029182315133183330241704901004763
139221517University of California at Berkeley: HaasU.S.A.2005124,0013,236125,1314,75212156915279130921116213273181343419834251010021488
1614302524University of Michigan: RossU.S.A.2002119,3983,935123,6411,8871372876459378761124031737153303581068258096117126
170172319University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerU.S.A.2004115,7921,713121,0683,4291549527939412811019182292110272283407159096445163
182201518Duke University: FuquaU.S.A.2004120,3234,212122,5232791399965913922941412182291132381311615637098634132
194152620IE Business SchoolSpain2003102,4044,964103,2484,9911481318385258444133136222042274280027221875n/a867
201191418University of Virginia: DardenU.S.A.2004129,4901,730130,1216,89115615632159338116142212162071572508159820971616914
210212121University of Toronto: RotmanCanada200298,2614,77899,7961,511145168505935590131820428338460440146454670974372214
2231539055CeibsChina-97,99932,90698,91237,356191377426288189936212630310054171985009640924n/a778
220222623York University: SchulichCanada200288,8404,36089,0143,280150867628878886312523512235747014913026099067440
248161920Cornell University: JohnsonU.S.A.2003118,428189124,1545,45013128984627919836282632811503253724667655096269175
251263529University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolU.K.2004116,6105,488116,6105,48811931337907483241161147153382871261413410988754118
266322026UCLA Anderson School of ManagementU.S.A.2005122,9084,356124,8591,5291228807673872188141512232191252273927534010003953
275222926Emory University: GoizuetaU.S.A.2004111,0422,502116,623313137157474593108653532034101421863346074630961n/a158
278353833University of Rochester: SimonU.S.A.2002107,7201,709105,575914157783601392268965713130615633347125104478093152391
297222826Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands-102,433648103,5643,741123193237628854867341542710271822996140131020906197216
303273330University of Maryland: SmithU.S.A.200499,7901,907102,6205,297147285478279171894442433401052515395201280930100037192
3113443537Vanderbilt University: OwenU.S.A.2005104,5133,638108,6466,624157360163790498663920428380181316803278098073684
324282328Carnegie Mellon: TepperU.S.A.2003107,5478,090110,6687,9361342185872791119111251512028035227280798409884316
3215171722Georgetown University: McDonoughU.S.A.2004110,2846,088115,8005,440152279261279168852382803111729184028167600932n/a437
345292228Western University: IveyCanada / China2002100,6381,030101,9744,03613332426862886576621193254130351571744135230964612912
3536718363Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain200388,97018,56188,97018,56115410532327915888144521520533111927001001153272167942
3514495245University of Iowa: TippieU.S.A.200594,3215,73494,3215,73415517364413923991993191324170173456004577095250591
3716536251HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance200398,2123,31999,6434,9421232285279117584411612241542427447511217273245795
371383135University of Southern California: MarshallU.S.A.2005106,5931,066106,593524140989692791157410332412521532602542777244081450184
393069--Lancaster University Management SchoolU.K.200483,14611,53084,69311,529128151545289628928225425285712273846437311608539897
390393738McGill University: DesautelsCanada200386,1864,94190,4418,19812115232552895366029281311199656491228211290897653019
3936755456University of Notre Dame: MendozaU.S.A.2005101,0532,481101,78163715855730139241868582222231631351971085530921n/a372
4212304338SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly200383,17012,41381,18311,228138262553798670800483772534161814222432112281156720
428343035University of Cambridge: JudgeU.K.2004102,3093,397102,3098,49294162752798657845462332310305561391446111533095775317
4419636256Boston University: QuestromU.S.A.2003103,2765,533103,2765,533147149581379080892502504291502813891505854088847485
4425695957HKUST Business SchoolChina-65,9153,82665,9153,8261112726852893691275140444396741450329402611100057204
447374442Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2004100,7871,793100,7872,500130154555197608113216025300275821000206084434902
471484045Rice University: JonesU.S.A.2005107,7714,397116,31410,04913411617752892388336314313912561962065960962n/a4618
488404946University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignU.S.A.200584,6034,13686,3363,13814017707283854395106424025315028248900548609736367
4926755158Brigham Young University: MarriottU.S.A.200587,7802,15687,7802,15617292117593198226170217103111425477900931n/a478
4935846466Case Western Reserve University: WeatherheadU.S.A.200290,4073,69590,6413,696126349353790648798522636812539230114036560100331335
492516053Michigan State University: BroadU.S.A.200291,1874,02591,5034,0411451244971392181159221324133613564094700944252410
528608164University of Minnesota: CarlsonU.S.A.200590,4061,58490,4061,5841451558937904892159230204154178347203265093242344
5322757869Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2004102,5291,355103,6681,3551015112473877659155227834236065256812450508809512435127
5321323440Warwick Business SchoolU.K.200499,3523,808100,1763,808101111863838595903273521572103737843203821188428221
5511444849Pennsylvania State University: SmealU.S.A.200391,3331,06292,3461,062155134195528933922554184227176151351227781085154323
5512677365University of British Columbia: SauderCanada-82,8024,54582,8024,54511741027948279923981703782156716910531427090040456
5711463245University of Texas at Austin: McCombsU.S.A.2005101,7641,319111,079287117217973528929831323272203142180262338462090016252
585635458Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.2004112,3301,260117,3283,333104312221392508523242861634201416752503774064618877
585636060Virginia Tech: PamplinU.S.A.200479,2593,70279,2593,70216663863790467113982652668097369779096094231713
6018426857City, University of London, The Business School (formerly Cass)Featured business schoolU.K.200498,7482,57399,1454,03210828143437908387866224211217640471129439400913022810
601595357SMU: CoxU.S.A.2005103,4281,904103,4281,904152127640838545735482422511411722224086450890n/a620
6030908679University of Arizona: EllerU.S.A.200583,7784,96483,7784,964144113798295518629130433161461944215129896093213553
639726466Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia-108,8278,110108,8278,11010604062988010066337231251203528815135192401004806521
641635761Babson College: OlinU.S.A.2003104,8471,666106,4861,7941231486136288858334629229122216139911264730951n/a526
644604055University of California at Irvine: MerageU.S.A.200593,8941,99293,8941,85412195880379061842683313201123313621509561096261234
666606463Arizona State University: CareyU.S.A.200590,52678290,5267821301551703790409115121619110201722630543800920214210
667735765Thunderbird School of Global ManagementU.S.A.200589,0594,03097,3095,2761224683673874743630258261131318447214163611006n/a751
6624424952Washington University: OlinU.S.A.200599,8903,13899,8903,32112432995452893180954170213123450343008185097769288
69-77-CUHK Business SchoolChina-59,47059,4701573494958181837318332054765588100936638
7014567266University of Pittsburgh: KatzU.S.A.200388,8412,82188,8413,833139184691898356806731722915120349723235195096347574
712737673Tulane University: FreemanU.S.A.200594,4165,39794,4165,3971371997753790738869020229370231315315369086361617
719806472Wake Forest University: BabcockU.S.A.200493,0931,89393,2581,8931509718513924289393100264153501833190920950n/a499
7324495659William & Mary: MasonU.S.A.200493,2214,61393,2214,613136365056379066721079242253901264132060910982n/a6614
74---Temple University: FoxU.S.A.-94,92294,9221051610898393808520212315324617140923073
7523524056Queen's University: SmithCanada200293,74671793,74671711427198613922776622263202119431552426673960894727814
7610868582Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business SchoolUK / Neth / Ger200483,4173,68983,4173,6891051346583858294285384292201628285530322430671259219
761591--University of California at DavisU.S.A.200593,57316293,57316212023433813926776106727828415438013200975201000n/a5810
7842364553University of South Carolina: MooreU.S.A.200477,17113,41579,61116,46013350628395818772778150312113131254302911090034507
791788380Ipade Business SchoolMexico-73,1126,00073,1126,0001992466207387389020628121115091133154100391282n/a993
7939403953Ohio State University: FisherU.S.A.200585,2169,64085,2169,640117335684898377913522112431211653613229246091325210
81---Concordia University: MolsonCanada-79,36479,3641172910059397687121233073502545280955683
82---University of Cape Town Graduate School of BusinessSouth Africa-109,802110,0151097457986967554232872325362380427995
822807880University of Georgia: TerryU.S.A.200485,0521,66885,0521,66812423399362887289871234275001213120088940971019603
8431536969AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia-97,44225998,504259783364889581758310402212549852152215424130960574014
841094--Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerU.S.A.200488,1482,71088,1482,71011884832628832922268152161516316141100069710891159632
86-99-CoppeadBrazil-78,69278,692126309213921682913544291380992511007599
862848986University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland200589,9022,32689,9022,3268675438983899938223027113232545758218681900598410
889796979Texas A & M University: MaysU.S.A.200582,59147382,591473117202296528935960642612894372231228789087129547
89---Egade Business SchoolMexico-76,53576,535112591988848487962523101766062151977793
90---Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementBelgium-65,56665,5661031331379036649383325426401640837797
919829589Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.200483,7091,27583,7091,275832424262889891879176287130483843201937618310547419
92---Pepperdine University: GraziadioU.S.A.-88,32888,328120819073878674792327612252409094n/a98
93---Birmingham Business SchoolU.K.-73,22974,363873551738727659626405021985024660817376
930937386University of Edinburgh Business SchoolU.K.200479,0372,64279,0372,642791433183790908317620127318737673227232838182053701
93-93-University of Washington: FosterU.S.A.-83,28883,288938466798652989831259925483320892235
961959194University of Bath School of ManagementU.K.200483,8546,17084,1046,17076103149898392991868273453171308690221414809517438013
97---George Washington UniversityU.S.A.-85,91485,9149790416288887877263671136532870964188
9812868690Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Business SchoolIreland200591,70031291,7003127518202813929959268537410103303003822033283076180965
99---Monterey Institute of International Studies: FisherUSA-72,39272,3921007399100789455891152164449164181100n/a85
1002988293ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance200376,7855,68376,7855,68371217829979916816822303211723739047008202726n/a912
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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. (The 2006 ranking surveyed the MBA class that graduated in 2002). This figure includes alumni salary data for the current year and the one or two preceding years, where available. The figure is NOT used in the ranking.

3. The average alumni salary today with adjustment for salary variations between industry sectors. This figure includes data for the current year and the one or two preceding years, where available.

4. The percentage increase in average alumni salary from before the MBA to today as a percentage of the pre-MBA salary. This figure includes data for the current year and the one or two preceding years, where available.

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 the company alumni are working in now versus before their MBA. Data for the current year and the one or two preceding years are included where available.

7. The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing an MBA.

8. The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing an MBA. This is measured as a percentage of total returns for a school.

9. Alumni who used the careers service at their business school were asked to rank its effectiveness in their job search. This figure includes data for the current year and the one or two preceding years, where available.

10. The percentage of the most recent graduating class that had found employment or accepted a job offer within three months of graduation.

11. Alumni were asked to name three business schools from which they would recruit MBA graduates. The ranking is calculated according to the number of votes received by each school. Data for the current year and the one or two preceding years are included where available.

12. Percentage of female faculty.

13. Percentage of female students.

14. Percentage of female members of the advisory board.

15. The percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.

16. The percentage of students whose citizenship differs from the country in which they are studying.

17. The percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is based.

18. This is calculated by analysing the employment movements of alumni between the time prior to their MBA and graduation and also, the time between graduation and today.

19. Weighted average of four criteria that measure international exposure during the MBA programme.

20. Number of extra languages required on completion of the MBA. Where a proportion of students require a further language due to an additional diploma, that figure is included in the calculations but not presented in the final table.

21. The percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree.

22. This is calculated according to the number of doctoral graduates from each business school during the past three years. Additional points are given if these doctoral graduates took up faculty positions at one of the top 50 full-time MBA schools of 2006.

23. This is calculated according to the number of faculty publications in 40 international academic and practitioner journals. Points are accrued by the business school at which the author is currently employed. The total is weighted for faculty size.

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