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Aims achieved (%)[8]
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Recommends[11]
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Intl. mobility[18]
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Research[23]
10111University of Pennsylvania: WhartonU.S.A.2003153,4154,460148,7984,83213913932910841992[24]4117132144314420752346360973120
21122Harvard Business SchoolU.S.A.2003159,9372,170152,7332,37412317721839803694[25]422203844932351375151425409611910
31475Stanford Graduate School of BusinessU.S.A.2005156,1261,196152,4422,1011287942515822095[26]43171323160391391020060400990631
41333Columbia Business SchoolU.S.A.2003148,778251137,8354,60615023783929811792[27]1813131281582332360496509832052
50545London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2004125,988602125,2764,30812720893015825996[27]115130221809113915605410199130917
60645University of Chicago: BoothU.S.A.2002140,6028,140133,8744,5231382081542981493[25]56130282226372320187633209801841
72988New York University: SternU.S.A.2003133,1607,070128,4615,8851461090765851191[25]111191330130422271305353010004121
817108Dartmouth College: TuckU.S.A.2003149,6154,394146,2053,177146177553387293[28]113243316215151031110065440962n/a140
80847InseadFrance / Singapore2003129,5322,912130,34181091991615826888[29]361231721348718617526929712873
10313911MIT: SloanU.S.A.2003136,8728,541137,5735,0851262494314831695[30]59126301112311333024045300100071711
11291311Yale School of ManagementU.S.A.2003132,0091,208132,7511,5921542076603871589[26]824152340182311271744868098066261
127191515IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain2003103,9841,580105,6822,434152411129813388[31]44234136022042075184424331861n/a842
131121313Iese Business SchoolSpain2003100,7133,73698,7291,4621479821739802998[28]21913023110034075287671198148488
141131213IMDSwitzerland2003135,0623,219134,7678,615806585852394[26]2179022210110009807621562960n/a586
142163020University of Michigan: RossU.S.A.2002121,0491,651124,424783120175179585686[30]110262310414312341111575709511275
163132217University of California at Berkeley: HaasU.S.A.2005123,96833122,1442,9871156702715821492[25]016221325180362374804119010001562
176111113Northwestern University: KelloggU.S.A.2002129,6603,516125,8497,9481122466491582392[28]14173312912622636775390960890
184222221York University: SchulichCanada200289,37553588,471543146481439808590[32]2322503832026037005342023099072484
197263226UCLA: AndersonU.S.A.2005129,4286,520129,8835,0241175642629811894[29]6159333110123226110169310100030127
205252624University of Oxford: SaïdU.K.2004126,3589,748126,3589,7481011827329817783[30]037193239141481092525112460100270454
211225332CeibsChina2006135,56237,563135,56236,650154371006562774197[28]26393366100641019050099131942n/a716
2215375337HEC ParisFrance2003102,8214,609103,4343,791128538429813163[33]55020429712330683932438112881551889
2222443734Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2004103,1572,370103,1572,3701300461910846093[34]12312913250002348640096084097416
245292225Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityNetherlands2006105,5783,145105,5782,014119434987738480[30]63912328120721193330101321933145220
243212122University of Toronto: RotmanCanada200298,05520696,8882,90813015397015825193[35]3202222533806004554605585097025175
244201921University of Virginia: DardenU.S.A.2004124,2865,204124,3315,790139176828585594[25]1314231243211312261627181095262627
279182022Duke University: FuquaU.S.A.2004119,0841,239117,4275,0961211899691582790[26]41222422716335336582794509533994
278357144Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain200392,1253,15592,1253,155145954774765694[26]63828720022111727667822155274255922
2912171721University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerU.S.A.2004109,9765,816111,7249,34412925568315821386[29]51817126356281280516642093330142
309396946Lancaster University Management SchoolU.K.200499,42816,28299,42814,735125321162776693[36]4842503054413292759441291508619845
3118495144Michigan State University: BroadU.S.A.200296,8595,67296,8595,35614614098188195[26]1454211331321982416048372095151262
313342931Western University: IveyChina200299,5531,08597,4184,5561258304715826293[37]172120126113046116584512741097166254
332354939University of Iowa: TippieU.S.A.200594,82350294,8235021605256462774484[28]798201320170170549775196093254623
348423035SDA BocconiItaly200396,36013,19092,50811,32512810364196658278[31]24744723247626850824028828542625
357423437University of Cambridge: JudgeFeatured business schoolU.K.2004107,7535,444107,7535,444859193110845284[25]045252252300615921451211409729521
3612241625Cornell University: JohnsonU.S.A.2003117,3251,103119,4424,7121121995753980888[28]5232712711504083434427473095162269
364321728Georgetown University: McDonoughU.S.A.2004111,064780110,9564,8441448745915826988[38]335280292161251631911362490921n/a6219
388302732University of Maryland: SmithU.S.A.2004100,692902101,5001,12012423509515824992[26]3432313136427238115559970100025223
399484042University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignU.S.A.200590,2325,62990,2323,89612812526248793496[39]17123136111722915460073770100316351
4013273534University of Rochester: SimonU.S.A.2002109,3601,640106,9131,33813027918148792588[24]16213033314124950345204380089460489
419322834Carnegie Mellon: TepperU.S.A.2003101,9505,597103,9576,71111519878955781089[30]2261722221573943038072640962122110
4215272230Emory University: GoizuetaU.S.A.2004109,2771,765111,4945,12911324963439802193[25]7332843221512243747186610933n/a172
4213554447Pennsylvania State University: SmealU.S.A.200397,9296,59697,9295,58313718478855783287[25]556191253170183332207758088347320
445393941McGill University: DesautelsCanada200388,7932,60790,422191101144815827674[33]8292803321904718545280106307910604010
454497556Brigham Young University: MarriottU.S.A.200589,3681,58889,3681,58815715185510842291[25]9557014791219510582930921n/a5811
4612586356Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.2004114,4852,155118,299971968161015826788[40]3252441824202396702503576170634881
4713604250City University: CassFeatured business schoolU.K.2004102,0533,305102,0532,9081026171295678093[39]6682112871614447012902359091021821
473446953HKUST Business SchoolChina200674,3638,44874,3638,4488526484462772797[41]6831515283909016893994034711000413616
476537558Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2004108,3925,863108,3924,7248417232462777185[35]265821634040474960850539880950357120
506446352Boston University School of ManagementU.S.A.2003103,666390103,6663901192897593709192[29]3582504021612624021415447087155453
5122734958College of William and Mary: MasonU.S.A.200493,45423393,45423314610318748797281[29]98418635101121423290289750980n/a715
521533246Warwick Business SchoolU.K.200492,1707,18292,1708,0069011214580759490[36]0283722053211403771320301819243748
5214664253Washington University: OlinU.S.A.200596,8143,07696,8143,07611113888048793591[39]1153152311013148335100816701003721414
5412667364Thunderbird School of Global ManagementU.S.A.200592,2623,20396,9433661157593680755848[24]53020530494274422232172401000n/a5817
5417373843University of Southern California: MarshallU.S.A.2005105,1851,408104,1562,4371083298785851284[28]10402733051052602238198548080148171
5626828073University of Georgia: TerryU.S.A.200488,6633,61188,6633,6111251155083744592[26]372212401300111354008887094316622
57---Boston College: CarrollU.S.A.-104,644104,644131636774765396[39]923334111630296830867652
575526056University of Minnesota: CarlsonU.S.A.200591,5711,16591,5711,16511431799755782697[25]5602212771502034062056820941352212
5920397558University of Notre Dame: MendozaU.S.A.200598,9082,14599,6362,14512434778515824393[25]7562312311331122673287380920n/a325
5928314445Vanderbilt University: OwenU.S.A.2005102,1612,352103,0185,62813324807729814681[26]534200253801443768084910861276746
613293--University of Washington: FosterU.S.A.200688,9745,68688,9745,68610512675155784795[25]37528345201121014924315260091224323
625574655University of Texas at Austin: McCombsU.S.A.2005101,66698104,3126,76710215628480754290[29]722252255140191224217874093327261
63-95-AshridgeU.K.2004140,882140,88266422039808875[25]932622606050404716057n/a74
6314498465Case Western Reserve University: WeatherheadU.S.A.200289,40999889,4091,2321260657287737576[29]117422026100121227344043770096445407
6511768676Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business SchoolUK / Netherlands / Germany200487,7794,36287,7794,36299664655787992[42]29039130120046189053331850073628920
661682--University of Cape Town GSBSouth Africa-139,33629,534139,33629,3218722335289729999[30]2461263262251813103914211531270652376961
6720474854Rice University: JonesU.S.A.2005102,3675,404105,19311,12111024868639803992[39]43628331010128332132092950960n/a526
67774--Temple University: FoxU.S.A.200679,24215,68079,24215,6801127326362779285[30]5961643110274382343113971626093138741
696637268Melbourne Business SchoolFeatured business schoolAustralia2006102,9865,841102,9865,8418620436197639670[43]446230250277651385494113401000795213
701718074Wake Forest University: BabcockU.S.A.200493,55245993,55229413515697129816186[28]376155206161502794195940950n/a589
7116556764University of British Columbia: SauderCanada200678,2804,52278,2804,5229027373248795591[36]1661703432017036361161928087337405
726666066Arizona State University: CareyU.S.A.200590,01651090,01651011020589483745492[25]148243291099170251006135091121366
727794064Ohio State University: FisherU.S.A.200589,0563,84089,0563,8401134558274764095[44]451243262102182404209062090146265
7212605964SMU: CoxU.S.A.2005101,3842,044101,3842,04411834846683746490[25]1749240361113114337151376500901n/a7412
759845371AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia2006102,5715,129102,5714,067824419991715771[45]125223132711256477251502617095158455
752297--George Washington UniversityU.S.A.-97,25711,34397,25711,343981831548798174[36]481260511592924155036900906217414
7713646368Babson College: OlinU.S.A.2003100,8663,981101,6854,8011002392655788389[41]644281290211215467746840932n/a7422
77-46-Purdue University: KrannertU.S.A.200595,33794,7609473916277992[24]41152210212934491097540
793769182University of California, DavisU.S.A.200595,0361,46395,0361,46311010615639804885[46]97725235714139117400936901000n/a526
804849486Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerU.S.A.200488,64850088,6485001171354262773890[47]26917224813333172219006478094569621
80-56-Wisconsin School of BusinessU.S.A.200591,18193,89695603574762492[28]642135261922280970984436
82---Leeds University Business SchoolU.K.200474,11874,118103146874769596[27]952335931792222710924240
8218646069University of California at Irvine: MerageU.S.A.200590,9432,95190,9432,9519724719262773790[39]6733123201103524041329484094259221
8211939389University of Edinburgh Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.200487,7758,73887,7758,7389415202262778687[41]478244151225740376333632431853628414
853887984Texas A & M University: MaysU.S.A.200586,6104,01986,6104,0191143129383746597[25]169242181062702030267370892393915
8513988690Trinity College DublinIreland2005117,88526,185117,88526,185861135729818964[48]580191846363031416642625252860413580960
8712755271Queen's School of BusinessCanada200292,86688092,8668809420223839806360[36]1627304182924524873045097088162824
88593--Birmingham Business SchoolU.K.-81,3078,07881,3076,94491473799625059[49]61003484224553110899732325790832579115
893868486University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland200593,5993,69793,5993,6977115242391719397[39]2892412251213205165621455191166840
90-86-Incae Business SchoolCosta Rica200653,80953,809129537393707468[50]6793406079813820188n/a96
91-89-University of Tennessee at KnoxvilleU.S.A.200578,64078,640124269662777384[26]90233517417091890844288
92686--CoppeadBrazil200686,5227,83086,5227,83011016110048792842[25]40993503113171294910098221100075963
92---National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore200665,47969,23685297474769887[51]822126154594385120957462
943918289Durham University Business SchoolU.K.200478,3875,32278,3875,3227761313100609793[25]293203271130535822391933251874516212
95392--Pepperdine University: GraziadioU.S.A.200687,81451487,81451410416854062778765[38]9792414316115483380240660931n/a926
96---University of Florida: HoughU.S.A.-95,77495,774117102155783090[52]8813296141701009701003026
9718797885IpadeMexico200671,1261,98671,1261,9861475257289727088[26]264621921729010301597291226n/a963
98-97-University of AlbertaCanada200665,64865,64882449029819083[25]8722301660472358520967048
9911009899ESCP EuropeFrance200379,3942,60979,3942,609422945331887877[25]99725247157036189173333175381921
100---Nottingham University Business SchoolU.K.200468,15268,152782858976310085[24]8629453827861370210834862
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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. The figure in brackets is the percentage of the class on which the school was able to provide employment data.

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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