02 February 2018

The Financial Times has issued the latest edition of its Global MBA Rankings. The USA continues to dominate the upper levels of the rankings although some Asian schools have made steady progress over the last two years. Data was collected for 155 schools that met minimum requirements for accreditation and the number of survey responses and 101 of these were included in the published rankings.

There are twenty indicators of which eight are derived from a survey of alumni (59% weighting), eleven from institutional data such as such as female and international faculty and languages required for graduation (31%) and research rank calculated from the number of articles published by current faculty (10%).

The top five schools are:

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  2. Insead, France/Singapore
  3. University of Pennsylvania Wharton
  4. London Business School
  5. Harvard Business School.

Since last year, Ceibs, Shanghai, has risen from 11th to 8th place, National University of Singapore Business School from 25th to 18th, University of Hong Kong from 39th to 33rd, and Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business from 58th to 51st.

The countries represented in the top one hundred (number of schools in brackets) are:

USA; 51

UK; 13

China; 7

France; 4

India; 4

Singapore; 3

Canada; 3

Germany 3.

Switzerland, Spain and Australia were each represented by two schools and there was one each from Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Portugal, Ireland, Denmark, and France/Singapore. There were no schools from anywhere in Africa, the Middle East or Latin America.

Financial Times

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