01 February 2017

The latest Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2017 have been released. Overall the USA continues to do well with nine schools in the top 20 and Stanford, Pennsylvania and Harvard second, third and fourth respectively. The first place, however, was held by INSEAD (France/Singapore).

There are 21 indicators in these rankings which include only full time programmes. The biggest weighting goes to salary (20%), salary increase (20%), research rank (10%), international mobility (6%),PhD graduates (5%) and faculty with doctorates (5%). The other 34% is allocated to the following: value for money, aims achieved, career service, employment after three months, alumni recommendation, female faculty, female students, women on board, international faculty, internationalstudents, international mobility, international course experience, international board, and languages required

The top ten schools are:

  1. INSEAD, France/Singapore
  2. Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA
  3. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, USA
  4. Harvard Business School, USA
  5. University of Cambridge: Judge, UK
  6. London Business School, UK
  7. Columbia Business School, USA
  8. IE Business School, Spain
  9. University of Chicago: Booth, USA
  10. IESE Business School, Spain.

The top Asian business school was China Europe Business School in Shanghai and there were two Latin American schools, Incae Business School, Costa Rica, and Ipade business School, Mexico, in the top 100.

Financial Times

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