The Financial Times recently published its 2017 Global MBA rankings, rating 156 Business schools who entered the competition. In order to be considered the school must be accredited by AACSB or Equis and meet other entry criteria. Finally the best 100 schools were ranked according to the different criteria and the weighting of those.
Part of the criteria was an alumni survey of graduates from three years ago, therefore the programs had to be four years old. At least 20% of the alumni needed to participate in the survey about average salary, income increase and more. All salaries and expenses were converted in USD.
The schools themselves were measured in terms of diversity of staff and students, the MBA’s international reach and gender equality. Except for the data on PhD Graduates, only data from 2017 was used for the ranking. Furthermore, the number of articles by full-time faculty members published in 50 internationally recognized journals served as measurement for the research ranking.
The school were ranked by a total of 20 criteria by calculating a Z-score for each criterion. The Z-score is a statistic that shows where a score lies in relation to the mean. Afterwards the scores were weighted according to the ranking key: 59% Alumni responses, 31% school criteria, 10% research ranking.
See the criteria and weightings here.
Next to the Global MBA rankings Financial Times ranks European Business School, Executive MBA’s, Masters in Finance and more. Find all rankings here.
GBSN is proud to find 11 of its member schools in the Top 25 and 33 member schools in total on the list.
FT 2017 Global MBA Top 25
1. INSEAD (France/Singapore)
2. Stanford Graduate School of Business (US)
3. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton (US)
4. Harvard Business School (US)
5. University of Cambridge: Judge (UK)
6. London Business School (UK)
7. Columbia Business School (US)
8. IE Business School (Spain)
9. University of Chicago Booth School of Business (US)
10. IESE Business School (Spain)
11. Ceibs (China)
12. Northwestern University: Kellogg (US)
13. MIT Sloan School of Mangagement (US)
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14. University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business (US)
15. HKUST Business School (China)
16. Yale School of Management (US)
17. ESADE Business School (Spain)
18. Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business (US)
19. New York University: Stern (US)
20. HEC Paris (France)
21. IMD (Switzerland)
22. SDA Bocconi (Italy)
23. University of Michigan: Ross (US)
24. Duke University: Fuqua (US)
25. Nanyang Business School (Singapore)