The latest edition of the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA rankings has just been published. It is noteworthy for the absence of several elite American business schools, including Stanford, Harvard and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, because of disruption caused by the pandemic crisis. The number of absentees is, however, less than those from the recent Economist rankings.
The new rankings are led by INSEAD, a private graduate-only institution with campuses in France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and San Francisco, followed by the London Business School and the Booth School at the University of Chicago.
The USA has the largest number of schools represented in the rankings. However, Europe and Asia are also well represented with five schools from Mainland China, led by CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) Shanghai in joint seventh place, three from Hong Kong, five from India, and three from Singapore.
Indicators include gender diversity, graduate employment and salaries, publications in reputable academic journals, international orientation, and quality of faculty.
The top schools for selected indicators are:
Weighted salary; University of Chicago Booth, USA
Female students; Essec Business School, France
Employed at three months; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Careers services; University of Florida Warrington, USA
Research; Washington University Olin, USA
Overall satisfaction; University of Connecticut School of Business, USA