1. The school's principal location.
2. Average alumnus salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent.
3. Percentage increase in alumnus salary in the past three years: between their salary on graduation in 2010 and current salary.
4. Calculated according to alumni’s salary increase, fees and other costs.
5. Progression in the alumni’s level of seniority and the size of company they now work for, versus three years ago on graduation.
6. The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals for doing an online MBA.
7. The extent to which alumni rate the efficiency of the school career service’s in finding them a job after graduation.
8. The extent to which alumni rate the online delivery of live teaching sessions, other teaching materials and online exams.
9. The extent to which alumni rate the interaction between students, teamwork and the availability of faculty.
10. Percentage of female faculty.
11. Percentage of female students on the MBA programme.
12. Percentage of female members of the school advisory board.
13. Percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.
14. Percentage of current MBA students whose country of residence differs from the country the school is located in.
15. Percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is situated.
16. Calculated according to whether alumni’s citizenship and work locations pre-MBA, on graduation and three years after graduation differ from each other.
17. Percentage of full-time faculty with a doctoral degree.
18. Calculated according to the number of doctoral graduates from each business school during the past three years. Additional points are awarded if these graduates took up faculty positions at one of the top 50 full-time MBA schools of the past three years.
19. Calculated according to the number of articles published by a school’s current full-time faculty members in 45 academic and practitioner journals between January 2011 and December 2013. The rank combines the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the faculty’s size.
20. Average programme fees paid by the most recently enrolled class, in the currency of the country where the school is based.
21. The number of class start dates each year. Rolling intake indicates that students can start the programme at any time.
22. The maximum amount of time students have to complete the programme.
23. The average amount of time students take to complete the programme.
24. Percentage of students who have graduated from their programmes within five years of enrolment.
25. Percentage of programme teaching materials that is delivered online.
26. The percentage of coursework completed online.
27. The percentage of examinations that are completed online.
28. Online teamwork required.
29. Whether schools require students to study at local study centres in the completion of the programme.
30. Whether schools require students to study on campus in the completion of the programme.
31. Regions in which the programme is supported.
32. Languages in which the programme is supported.