Although the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 190 points separate the top programme, Universität St. Gallen, from the school ranked number 65. The top 10 participants, from Universität St. Gallen to Rotterdam School of Management, form the top group of Masters in Management providers. The second group, headed by Mannheim Business School, spans schools ranked to 31st, a range of some 43 points in total. Differences between schools are small within this group. The 15 Schools within the third group are similarly close together. Skema Business School, which heads this group, is some 28 points above Shanghai Jiao Tong, the last school in the third group. The remaining 19 schools make up the fourth group.
1. These data are for information only and do not form part of the ranking.
2. An average of salaries three years after graduation. The figure shown is in US Dollars (purchasing power parity equivalent). It is NOT used in the ranking.
3. The ‘salary today’ figure adjusted for salary variations between industry sectors. The figure shown is in US Dollars (PPP equivalent).
4. The rank is calculated using alumni salaries three years after graduation and course costs. The length of the course is also taken into consideration.
5. The career status of alumni three years after graduation. Progression is measured according to level of seniority and the size of company in which they are employed.
6. The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing a Masters in Management. This is measured as a percentage of total returns for a school.
7. Alumni who used the careers service at their business school were asked to rank its effectiveness in their job search.
8. The percentage of the most recent graduating class that were in employment three months after graduation. The figure in brackets shows the percentage of the class for which the school was able to provide employment data.
The figure in brackets shows the percentage of the class for which the school was able to provide employment data.
9. Percentage of female faculty.
10. Percentage of female students.
11. Percentage of female members of the advisory board.
12. Percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.
13. Percentage of students whose citizenship differs from the country in which they are studying
14. Percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is based.
15. A measure based on changes in the country of employment of alumni between graduation and today.
16. Weighted average of four criteria that measure international exposure during the Masters programme.
17. Number of additional languages required on graduation from the Masters programme.
18. Percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree.
19. The average programme fees in the currency of the country where the school is based. This includes all fees required to complete the programme but for the Masters portion only.
20. The length of the Masters programme (in months).
21. The number of students who enrolled on the first year of the Masters programme in the past year (May 1, 2010 – May 1, 2011).
22. Indicates whether an undergraduate degree in management, business or economics is required to enter the Masters programme.
23. The percentage of the last graduating class that completed company internships as part of the Masters programme.
24. Grande École programme