Financial Times Publishes 2006 Global MBA Rankings

30 Jan, 2006, 00:00 ET from Financial Times

    NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Times today published
 their 2006 Global MBA Rankings table, which can be found in the Business
 Education section of the paper, http://www.ft.com/businesseducation.
 Accompanying the rankings tables are many timely articles relating to North
 American and global MBA programs.
     This year sees the eighth FT Global MBA ranking, which evaluates full-time
 Masters in Business Administration programs from the world's top business
 schools and offers a comprehensive evaluation of the qualification and an
 insight into each of these schools.
     This year's survey results indicate that the full-time MBA program will
 once again establish itself as the degree of choice among the world's business
 elite.  Those graduating from top programs are commanding higher salaries than
 any MBA graduates in the past decade and the fall in applicants has slowed.
     The data for this ranking was gathered from 75 qualifying business schools
 and also from their alumni of three years.  The number of alumni respondents
 is higher than last year, with responses from 8,300 eligible alumni (36 per
 cent of all the questionnaires e-mailed to MBA alumni). This data spanning 21
 categories aims to expose three main areas: the alumni's career development
 and purchasing power; the diversity of the school and its program; and each
 school's research capabilities.
     This year, the rankings show that the Wharton School at the University of
 Pennsylvania has maintained its title as the world's number one business
 school for the third year in a row.  Harvard University, who shared the number
 one spot with the Wharton school last year having regained this title after
 four years, slipped back into second place.  Trailing closely behind within
 the top five are Stanford University GSB, Columbia Business School, and London
 Business School.
     In total this year's top 100 global business schools includes 57 US
 schools, 27 European, seven Canadian, two from Australia, two from China, and
 three from Central and South America.  Singapore and South Africa are also
 represented.
 
     FINANCIAL TIMES Global MBA 2006
     The top 100 full-time global MBA programs
 
     Rank Rank Rank 3 year       School name                    Country
     in   in   in   average
     2006 2005 2004 rank
 
     1    1    1    1    University of Pennsylvania: Wharton     U.S.A.
     2    1    2    2    Harvard Business School                 U.S.A.
     3    4    7    5    Stanford University GSB                 U.S.A.
     4    3    3    3    Columbia Business School                U.S.A.
     5    5    4    5    London Business School                  U.K.
     6    6    4    5    University of Chicago GSB               U.S.A.
     7    9    8    8    New York University: Stern              U.S.A.
     8    7    10   8    Dartmouth College: Tuck                 U.S.A.
     8    8    4    7    Insead                                  France /
                                                                  Singapore
     10   13   9    11   MIT: Sloan                              U.S.A.
     11   9    13   11   Yale School of Management               U.S.A.
     12   19   15   15   Instituto de Empresa                    Spain
     13   12   13   13   Iese Business School                    Spain
     14   13   12   13   IMD                                     Switzerland
     14   16   30   20   University of Michigan: Ross            U.S.A.
     16   13   22   17   UC Berkeley: Haas                       U.S.A.
     17   11   11   13   Northwestern University: Kellogg        U.S.A.
     18   22   22   21   York University: Schulich               Canada
     19   26   32   26   UCLA: Anderson                          U.S.A.
     20   25   26   24   University of Oxford: Said              U.K.
     21   22   53   32   Ceibs                                   China
     22   37   53   37   HEC Paris                               France
     22   44   37   34   Manchester Business School              U.K.
     24   29   22   25   RSM Erasmus University                  Netherlands
     24   21   21   22   University of Toronto: Rotman           Canada
     24   20   19   21   University of Virginia: Darden          U.S.A.
     27   18   20   22   Duke University: Fuqua                  U.S.A.
     27   35   71   44   Esade Business School                   Spain
     29   17   17   21   University of North Carolina:
                          Kenan-Flagler                          U.S.A.
     30   39   69   46   Lancaster University Management School  U.K.
     31   49   51   44   Michigan State University: Broad        U.S.A.
     31   34   29   31   University of Western Ontario: Ivey     Canada / China
     33   35   49   39   University of Iowa: Tippie              U.S.A.
     34   42   30   35   SDA Bocconi                             Italy
     35   42   34   37   University of Cambridge: Judge          U.K.
     36   24   16   25   Cornell University: Johnson             U.S.A.
     36   32   17   28   Georgetown University: McDonough        U.S.A.
     38   30   27   32   University of Maryland: Smith           U.S.A.
     39   48   40   42   University of Illinois
                          at Urbana-Champaign                    U.S.A.
     40   27   35   34   University of Rochester: Simon          U.S.A.
     41   32   28   34   Carnegie Mellon: Tepper                 U.S.A.
     42   27   22   30   Emory University: Goizueta              U.S.A.
     42   55   44   47   Pennsylvania State: Smeal               U.S.A.
     44   39   39   41   McGill University                       Canada
     45   49   75   56   Brigham Young University: Marriott      U.S.A.
     46   58   63   56   Cranfield School of Management          U.K.
     47   60   42   50   City University: Cass                   U.K.
     47   44   69   53   Hong Kong UST Business School           China
     47   53   75   58   Imperial College London: Tanaka         U.K.
     50   44   63   52   Boston University School of Management  U.S.A.
     51   73   49   58   College of William and Mary             U.S.A.
     52   53   32   46   Warwick Business School                 U.K.
     52   66   42   53   Washington University: Olin             U.S.A.
     54   66   73   64   Thunderbird: Garvin                     U.S.A.
     54   37   38   43   University of Southern California:
                          Marshall                               U.S.A.
     56   82   80   73   University of Georgia: Terry            U.S.A.
     57   --   --   --   Boston College                          U.S.A.
     57   52   60   56   University of Minnesota: Carlson        U.S.A.
     59   39   75   58   University of Notre Dame: Mendoza       U.S.A.
     59   31   44   45   Vanderbilt University: Owen             U.S.A.
     61   93   --   --   University of Washington
                          Business School                        U.S.A.
     62   57   46   55   University of Texas at Austin: McCombs  U.S.A.
     63   --   95   --   Ashridge                                U.K.
     63   49   84   65   Case Western Reserve: Weatherhead       U.S.A.
     65   76   86   76   University of Bradford/Universiteit
                          Nimbas                                 U.K. /
                                                                  Netherlands /
                                                                  Germany
     66   82   --   --   University of Cape Town                 South Africa
     67   47   48   54   Rice University: Jones                  U.S.A.
     67   74   --   --   Temple University: Fox                  U.S.A.
     69   63   72   68   Melbourne Business School               Australia
     70   71   80   74   Wake Forest University: Babcock         U.S.A.
     71   55   67   64   University of British Columbia: Sauder  Canada
     72   66   60   66   Arizona State University: Carey         U.S.A.
     72   79   40   64   Ohio State University: Fisher           U.S.A.
     72   60   59   64   SMU: Cox                                U.S.A.
     75   84   53   71   Australian Graduate
                          School of Management                   Australia
     75   97   --   --   George Washington University            U.S.A.
     77   64   63   68   Babson College: Olin                    U.S.A.
     77   --   46   --   Purdue University: Krannert             U.S.A.
     79   76   91   82   University of California: Davis         U.S.A.
     80   84   94   86   Georgia Institute of Technology         U.S.A.
     80   --   56   --   University of Wisconsin-Madison         U.S.A.
     82   93   93   89   Edinburgh University Management School  U.K.
     82   --   --   --   Leeds University Business School        U.K.
     82   64   60   69   University of California at Irvine:
                          Merage                                 U.S.A.
     85   88   79   84   Texas A & M University: Mays            U.S.A.
     85   98   86   90   Trinity College Dublin                  Ireland
     87   75   52   71   Queen's School of Business              Canada
     88   93   --   --   Birmingham Business School              U.K.
     89   86   84   86   University College Dublin: Smurfit      Ireland
     90   --   86   --   Incae                                   Costa Rica
     91   --   89   --   University of Tennessee at Knoxville    U.S.A.
     92   86   --   --   Coppead                                 Brazil
     92   --   --   --   National University of Singapore        Singapore
     94   91   82   89   University of Durham Business School    U.K.
     95   92   --   --   Pepperdine University: Graziadio        U.S.A.
     96   --   --   --   University of Florida                   U.S.A.
     97   79   78   85   Ipade                                   Mexico
     98   --   97   --   University of Alberta                   Canada
     99   100  98   99   ESCP-EAP                                France
     100  --   --   --   Nottingham University Business School   U.K.
 
 
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 business information brands, internationally recognized for its authoritative,
 accurate, and incisive news, comment and analysis. Whether in print or online,
 the Financial Times is essential reading for the global business community.
     Printed in 24 sites worldwide, the Financial Times newspaper currently has
 a daily circulation of over 433, 858 and a readership of more than 1.3 million
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 It combines agenda-setting editorial content with comment and analysis,
 relevant financial data, discussion groups, unique dossiers on key business
 people and a range of tools to search the web, manage a working day and seek
 out leisure opportunities.  FT.com has 3.9 million unique monthly users that
 generate over 45.7 million monthly page views.
     For more information on the Financial Times or on our global MBA ranking
 please contact:
 
     Jolie Hunt
     Director, Public Relations
     Financial Times
     212-641-6611 or jolie.hunt@ft.com
 
     Courtney Dolan
     Public Relations Manager
     Financial Times
     212-641-6360 or courtney.dolan@ft.com
 
 

SOURCE Financial Times
    NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Times today published
 their 2006 Global MBA Rankings table, which can be found in the Business
 Education section of the paper, http://www.ft.com/businesseducation.
 Accompanying the rankings tables are many timely articles relating to North
 American and global MBA programs.
     This year sees the eighth FT Global MBA ranking, which evaluates full-time
 Masters in Business Administration programs from the world's top business
 schools and offers a comprehensive evaluation of the qualification and an
 insight into each of these schools.
     This year's survey results indicate that the full-time MBA program will
 once again establish itself as the degree of choice among the world's business
 elite.  Those graduating from top programs are commanding higher salaries than
 any MBA graduates in the past decade and the fall in applicants has slowed.
     The data for this ranking was gathered from 75 qualifying business schools
 and also from their alumni of three years.  The number of alumni respondents
 is higher than last year, with responses from 8,300 eligible alumni (36 per
 cent of all the questionnaires e-mailed to MBA alumni). This data spanning 21
 categories aims to expose three main areas: the alumni's career development
 and purchasing power; the diversity of the school and its program; and each
 school's research capabilities.
     This year, the rankings show that the Wharton School at the University of
 Pennsylvania has maintained its title as the world's number one business
 school for the third year in a row.  Harvard University, who shared the number
 one spot with the Wharton school last year having regained this title after
 four years, slipped back into second place.  Trailing closely behind within
 the top five are Stanford University GSB, Columbia Business School, and London
 Business School.
     In total this year's top 100 global business schools includes 57 US
 schools, 27 European, seven Canadian, two from Australia, two from China, and
 three from Central and South America.  Singapore and South Africa are also
 represented.
 
     FINANCIAL TIMES Global MBA 2006
     The top 100 full-time global MBA programs
 
     Rank Rank Rank 3 year       School name                    Country
     in   in   in   average
     2006 2005 2004 rank
 
     1    1    1    1    University of Pennsylvania: Wharton     U.S.A.
     2    1    2    2    Harvard Business School                 U.S.A.
     3    4    7    5    Stanford University GSB                 U.S.A.
     4    3    3    3    Columbia Business School                U.S.A.
     5    5    4    5    London Business School                  U.K.
     6    6    4    5    University of Chicago GSB               U.S.A.
     7    9    8    8    New York University: Stern              U.S.A.
     8    7    10   8    Dartmouth College: Tuck                 U.S.A.
     8    8    4    7    Insead                                  France /
                                                                  Singapore
     10   13   9    11   MIT: Sloan                              U.S.A.
     11   9    13   11   Yale School of Management               U.S.A.
     12   19   15   15   Instituto de Empresa                    Spain
     13   12   13   13   Iese Business School                    Spain
     14   13   12   13   IMD                                     Switzerland
     14   16   30   20   University of Michigan: Ross            U.S.A.
     16   13   22   17   UC Berkeley: Haas                       U.S.A.
     17   11   11   13   Northwestern University: Kellogg        U.S.A.
     18   22   22   21   York University: Schulich               Canada
     19   26   32   26   UCLA: Anderson                          U.S.A.
     20   25   26   24   University of Oxford: Said              U.K.
     21   22   53   32   Ceibs                                   China
     22   37   53   37   HEC Paris                               France
     22   44   37   34   Manchester Business School              U.K.
     24   29   22   25   RSM Erasmus University                  Netherlands
     24   21   21   22   University of Toronto: Rotman           Canada
     24   20   19   21   University of Virginia: Darden          U.S.A.
     27   18   20   22   Duke University: Fuqua                  U.S.A.
     27   35   71   44   Esade Business School                   Spain
     29   17   17   21   University of North Carolina:
                          Kenan-Flagler                          U.S.A.
     30   39   69   46   Lancaster University Management School  U.K.
     31   49   51   44   Michigan State University: Broad        U.S.A.
     31   34   29   31   University of Western Ontario: Ivey     Canada / China
     33   35   49   39   University of Iowa: Tippie              U.S.A.
     34   42   30   35   SDA Bocconi                             Italy
     35   42   34   37   University of Cambridge: Judge          U.K.
     36   24   16   25   Cornell University: Johnson             U.S.A.
     36   32   17   28   Georgetown University: McDonough        U.S.A.
     38   30   27   32   University of Maryland: Smith           U.S.A.
     39   48   40   42   University of Illinois
                          at Urbana-Champaign                    U.S.A.
     40   27   35   34   University of Rochester: Simon          U.S.A.
     41   32   28   34   Carnegie Mellon: Tepper                 U.S.A.
     42   27   22   30   Emory University: Goizueta              U.S.A.
     42   55   44   47   Pennsylvania State: Smeal               U.S.A.
     44   39   39   41   McGill University                       Canada
     45   49   75   56   Brigham Young University: Marriott      U.S.A.
     46   58   63   56   Cranfield School of Management          U.K.
     47   60   42   50   City University: Cass                   U.K.
     47   44   69   53   Hong Kong UST Business School           China
     47   53   75   58   Imperial College London: Tanaka         U.K.
     50   44   63   52   Boston University School of Management  U.S.A.
     51   73   49   58   College of William and Mary             U.S.A.
     52   53   32   46   Warwick Business School                 U.K.
     52   66   42   53   Washington University: Olin             U.S.A.
     54   66   73   64   Thunderbird: Garvin                     U.S.A.
     54   37   38   43   University of Southern California:
                          Marshall                               U.S.A.
     56   82   80   73   University of Georgia: Terry            U.S.A.
     57   --   --   --   Boston College                          U.S.A.
     57   52   60   56   University of Minnesota: Carlson        U.S.A.
     59   39   75   58   University of Notre Dame: Mendoza       U.S.A.
     59   31   44   45   Vanderbilt University: Owen             U.S.A.
     61   93   --   --   University of Washington
                          Business School                        U.S.A.
     62   57   46   55   University of Texas at Austin: McCombs  U.S.A.
     63   --   95   --   Ashridge                                U.K.
     63   49   84   65   Case Western Reserve: Weatherhead       U.S.A.
     65   76   86   76   University of Bradford/Universiteit
                          Nimbas                                 U.K. /
                                                                  Netherlands /
                                                                  Germany
     66   82   --   --   University of Cape Town                 South Africa
     67   47   48   54   Rice University: Jones                  U.S.A.
     67   74   --   --   Temple University: Fox                  U.S.A.
     69   63   72   68   Melbourne Business School               Australia
     70   71   80   74   Wake Forest University: Babcock         U.S.A.
     71   55   67   64   University of British Columbia: Sauder  Canada
     72   66   60   66   Arizona State University: Carey         U.S.A.
     72   79   40   64   Ohio State University: Fisher           U.S.A.
     72   60   59   64   SMU: Cox                                U.S.A.
     75   84   53   71   Australian Graduate
                          School of Management                   Australia
     75   97   --   --   George Washington University            U.S.A.
     77   64   63   68   Babson College: Olin                    U.S.A.
     77   --   46   --   Purdue University: Krannert             U.S.A.
     79   76   91   82   University of California: Davis         U.S.A.
     80   84   94   86   Georgia Institute of Technology         U.S.A.
     80   --   56   --   University of Wisconsin-Madison         U.S.A.
     82   93   93   89   Edinburgh University Management School  U.K.
     82   --   --   --   Leeds University Business School        U.K.
     82   64   60   69   University of California at Irvine:
                          Merage                                 U.S.A.
     85   88   79   84   Texas A & M University: Mays            U.S.A.
     85   98   86   90   Trinity College Dublin                  Ireland
     87   75   52   71   Queen's School of Business              Canada
     88   93   --   --   Birmingham Business School              U.K.
     89   86   84   86   University College Dublin: Smurfit      Ireland
     90   --   86   --   Incae                                   Costa Rica
     91   --   89   --   University of Tennessee at Knoxville    U.S.A.
     92   86   --   --   Coppead                                 Brazil
     92   --   --   --   National University of Singapore        Singapore
     94   91   82   89   University of Durham Business School    U.K.
     95   92   --   --   Pepperdine University: Graziadio        U.S.A.
     96   --   --   --   University of Florida                   U.S.A.
     97   79   78   85   Ipade                                   Mexico
     98   --   97   --   University of Alberta                   Canada
     99   100  98   99   ESCP-EAP                                France
     100  --   --   --   Nottingham University Business School   U.K.
 
 
     About the Financial Times
     Financial Times is firmly established as one of the world's leading
 business information brands, internationally recognized for its authoritative,
 accurate, and incisive news, comment and analysis. Whether in print or online,
 the Financial Times is essential reading for the global business community.
     Printed in 24 sites worldwide, the Financial Times newspaper currently has
 a daily circulation of over 433, 858 and a readership of more than 1.3 million
 people worldwide.  FT.com (http://www.ft.com) is one of the world's leading
 business information portals, and the Internet partner of the Financial Times.
 It combines agenda-setting editorial content with comment and analysis,
 relevant financial data, discussion groups, unique dossiers on key business
 people and a range of tools to search the web, manage a working day and seek
 out leisure opportunities.  FT.com has 3.9 million unique monthly users that
 generate over 45.7 million monthly page views.
     For more information on the Financial Times or on our global MBA ranking
 please contact:
 
     Jolie Hunt
     Director, Public Relations
     Financial Times
     212-641-6611 or jolie.hunt@ft.com
 
     Courtney Dolan
     Public Relations Manager
     Financial Times
     212-641-6360 or courtney.dolan@ft.com
 
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