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Global MBA Ranking 2015

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Rankings at a glance
Rank in 201586
Rank in 2014062
Rank in 201377
3 year average rank1275
CountryUS
Audit year[1]2012
Alumni career progress
Salary today (US$)712104,612
Weighted salary (US$)1,376104,612
Salary percentage increase17100
Value for money rank349
Career progress rank2898
Aims achieved (%)77
Placement success rank852
Employed at three months (%)1085 (100)
Alumni recommend rank154
Diversity
Female faculty (%)123
Female students (%)1124
Women on board (%)216
International faculty (%)022
International students (%)244
International board (%)00
International mobility rank1063
International course experience rank981
Languages00
Idea generation
Faculty with doctorates (%)183
FT doctoral rank346
FT research rank931
Footnotes

1. KPMG reported on the results of obtaining evidence and applying specified audit procedures relating to selected survey data provided for the Financial Times 2014 MBA ranking for selected business schools. Enquiries about the assurance process can be made by contacting Michelle Podhy of KPMG at mpodhy@kpmg.ca. The specified audit procedures were carried out between November and December 2013. 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 2011.

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)