General information on ranking

Name of the ranking FT Masters in Management Ranking
Geographical scope Global
Name of person in charge of ranking Judith Pizer
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2004
Most recent year of publication 2022
Date of last update 2023-07-14
Ranking organization The Financial Times Limited
Website of the methodology

Schools must meet strict criteria in order to be eligible. Their programmes must be full-time, cohort-based and schools must be accredited by either the AACSB or Equis bodies. Courses must be directed at students with little or no work experience. The ranking covers general management programmes, not specialised ones. The table is calculated according to information collected through two separate surveys. The first is completed by the business schools and the second by alumni who finished their MiM in 2019.

The ranking has 16 criteria. Alumni responses inform seven criteria that together contribute 59 per cent of the ranking’s total weight. The remaining nine criteria are calculated from school data and account for 41 per cent of the weight.

Weighted salary US$ (20%) - Average graduate salary three years after graduation, adjustment for salary variations between sectors, US$ PPP equivalent.

Salary increase (10%) - Average difference in alumnus salary between graduation and today. Half of this figure is calculated according to the absolute increase and half according to the relative percentage increase.

Value for money (5%) - Calculated according to alumni salaries today, fees and other costs.

Career progress (6%) - Calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni are working for between graduation and today. 

Aims achieved (5%) - The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals for doing a masters. 

Careers service (5%) - Effectiveness of the careers service in supporting student recruitment, rated by alumni. 

Employed at three months (5%) - Percentage of the most recent class that found employment within three months of completing their course.

Female faculty (5%) - Percentage of female faculty.

Female students (5%) - Percentage of female students on the program.

Women on board (1%) - Percentage of female members of the school advisory board.

International faculty (5%) - Calculated according to the diversity of faculty by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.

International students (5%) - Calculated according to the diversity of current MiM students by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from the country in which they study.

International board (1%) - Percentage of the board whose citizenship differed from the school’s home country.

International work mobility (8%) - Calculated according to changes in the country of employment of alumni between graduation and today. Alumni citizenship is taken into account.

International course experience (8%) - Calculated according to whether the most recent completing masters class carried out exchanges and internships, lasting at least a month, in countries other than where the school is based. In-person, virtual and hybrid experiences are included.

Faculty with doctorates (6%) - Percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees. 

For all gender-related criteria, schools with a 50:50 (male/female) composition receive the highest score.

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet, print - magazine, newspaper
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: employers, higher education institutions, policymakers, governments and funding agencies
  • Level of comparison: study programs: 100
  • Major dimensions covered: employability, internationalization, reputation, teaching
  • Structure of presentation: multi-indicator ranking, ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: survey conducted exclusively by ranking organization, survey of HEIs staff or students by ranking organization in collaboration with a HEI
  • Quality assurance of ranking: periodic consultancy
  • Website of the ranking organization:
  • Types of the ranking organization: commercial/for-profit (incl. media)
  • Types of rankings: business