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Global MBA Rankings 2009

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Rankings at a glance
Current rank563
Rank in 200858
Rank in 200743
3 year average rank55
Audit year[1]2007
Alumni career progress
Salary today (US$)105,728
Weighted salary (US$)1,964105,728
Salary percentage increase1588
Value for money rank64
Career progress rank42
Aims achieved rank34
Placement success rank30
Employed at three months (%)>393[2]
Alumni recommend rank51
Women faculty (%)728
Women students (%)538
Women on board (%)119
International faculty (%)221
International students (%)233
International board (%)00
International mobility rank61
International experience rank81
Idea generation
Faculty with doctorates (%)084
FT doctoral rank43
FT research rank120

1. KPMG reported on the results of obtaining evidence and applying specified audit procedures relating to selected survey data provided for the Financial Times 2009 MBA ranking for selected business schools. Enquiries about the assurance process can be made by contacting Michelle Podhy and Patrick Gaudet of KPMG by e-mail at pgaudet@kpmg.ca. The specified audit procedures were carried out between November 2008 and December 2008. The audit date published denotes the survey for which the specified audit precedures were conducted.

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3. These schools run additional courses for MBA students for which additional language skills are required. These figures are included in the calculations for the ranking but are not represented on the table to avoid confusion.