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Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
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Evanston, IL 60208

Global MBA Rankings 2012

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Rankings at a glance
Rank in 201216
Rank in 201121
Rank in 201022
3 year average rank120
Audit year[1]2008
Alumni career progress
Salary today (US$)2,359146,136
Weighted salary (US$)2,469145,834
Salary percentage increase496
Value for money rank100
Career progress rank46
Aims achieved rank6
Placement success rank6
Employed at three months (%)694 (96)
Alumni recommend rank5
Women faculty (%)120
Women students (%)334
Women on board (%)08
International faculty (%)045
International students (%)337
International board (%)28
International mobility rank77
International experience rank18
Idea generation
Faculty with doctorates (%)194
FT doctoral rank814
FT research rank7

1. KPMG reported on the results of obtaining evidence and applying specified audit procedures relating to selected survey data provided for the Financial Times 2012 MBA ranking for selected business schools. Enquiries about the assurance process can be made by contacting Michelle Podhy of KPMG at The specified audit procedures were carried out between November and December 2011. The audit date published denotes the survey for which the specified audit precedures were conducted.

Alumni profile

Please note that these statistics are based on the data supplied by those alumni who responded to the survey. Class of 2008.

Strengths and weaknesses

Alumni ratings for different aspects of the programme (average), where 1 = poor and 10 = excellent

International Mobility

Alumni who moved countries following their programme (per cent)

Company internships

Alumni who completed a company internship and received a job offer from the host company (per cent)

Importance of aims when taking an MBA

Alumni importance ratings for different programme aims (average), 1 = not important, 10 = very important

Aims achieved by taking the MBA

Achievement of programme aims (per cent)

Current job title

Alumni job titles three years after graduation (per cent)

Current company size (employees)

Size of company of employment three years after graduation (per cent)

Current sector

Sector of employment three years after graduation (per cent)