Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2014: London Business School rises to third

Harvard comes top in the FT’s Global MBA Ranking 2014

January 27, 2014

London Business School has climbed to third place in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2014, while Harvard Business School tops the table for the fifth time.

The rankings are based on a number of factors including the gender balance and international spread of students, but the most heavily weighted are connected to alumni salaries.

LBS is the UK’s only representative in the top ten, and this year has overtaken the University of Pennsylvania: Wharton business school to leapfrog into third place.

Seven of the top ten MBA programmes are taught in business schools based in the US, but Insead (ranked 5th, and based in France and Singapore) and Iese Business School (ranked 7th, based in Spain) also feature.

After LBS, the next highest ranked programmes in the UK were taught at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge (16th); Said Business School at the University of Oxford (23rd); and Warwick Business School (25th).

Twenty per cent of an MBA’s score is based on MBA graduates’ salaries, although the salaries of not-for-profit and public sector workers are stripped out. The difference in graduates’ salaries before and after graduation is also taken into account.

Ten per cent of the ranking is calculated from the number of papers published by faculty in 45 “internationally recognized” journals.

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2014 top 100

1Harvard Business SchoolUS
2Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS
3London Business SchoolUK
4University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUS
5Columbia Business SchoolUS
5InseadFrance / Singapore
7Iese Business SchoolSpain
8MIT: SloanUS
9University of Chicago: BoothUS
10Yale School of ManagementUS
11University of California at Berkeley: HaasUS
13IE Business SchoolSpain
14Hong Kong UST Business SchoolChina
15Northwestern University: KelloggUS
16University of Cambridge: JudgeUK
17Duke University: FuquaUS
17New York University: SternUS
20Dartmouth College: TuckUS
21HEC ParisFrance
22Esade Business SchoolSpain
23University of Oxford: SaïdUK
23University of Michigan: RossUS
25Warwick Business SchoolUK
26UCLA: AndersonUS
Cornell University: JohnsonUS
University of Virginia: DardenUS
29University of Hong KongChina
30Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadIndia
31SDA BocconiItaly
32National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingapore
33University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerUS
34Carnegie Mellon: TepperUS
35Rice University: JonesUS
36Indian School of BusinessIndia
36Georgetown University: McDonoughUS
38Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore
39Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityNetherlands
39University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUS
41City University: CassUK
41Emory University: GoizuetaUS
43Manchester Business SchoolUK
44University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUS
45Sungkyunkwan University GSBSouth Korea
46Cranfield School of ManagementUK
47Indiana University: KelleyUS
48University of California at Irvine: MerageUS
49Imperial College Business SchoolUK
50University of Maryland: SmithUS
51University of Toronto: RotmanCanada
52The Lisbon MBAPortugal
52Michigan State University: BroadUS
54University of Minnesota: CarlsonUS
55University of Rochester: SimonUS
56Purdue University: KrannertUS
57Peking University: GuanghuaChina
58University of Washington: FosterUS
59Vanderbilt University: OwenUS
59University of Cape Town GSBSouth Africa
61Hult International Business SchoolUS / UK / UAE / China
62Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)Australia
62Pennsylvania State University: SmealUS
64Washington University: OlinUS
65University of Southern California: MarshallUS
66Mannheim Business SchoolGermany
66York University: SchulichCanada
68Indian Institute of Management, BangaloreIndia
68Melbourne Business SchoolAustralia
70Ohio State University: FisherUS
71Georgia Institute of Technology: SchellerUS
72University of British Columbia: SauderCanada
73University of Strathclyde Business SchoolUK
74Tilburg University, TiasNimbasNetherlands
75Texas A & M University: MaysUS
75Boston University School of ManagementUS
77Shanghai Jiao Tong University: AntaiChina
77Lancaster University Management SchoolUK
80University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS
81Wisconsin School of BusinessUS
82Boston College: CarrollUS
83Fudan University School of ManagementChina
84University of Bath School of ManagementUK
84University of California, San Diego: RadyUS
84McGill University: DesautelsCanada
87Arizona State University: CareyUS
88University of St GallenSwitzerland
89ESMT - European School of Management and TechnologyGermany
89Western University: IveyCanada
91University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland
92Tulane University: FreemanUS
93Brigham Young University: MarriottUS
94Wake Forest University: BabcockUS
95EMLyon Business SchoolFrance
95Babson College: OlinUS
97Durham University Business SchoolUK
98University of California, DavisUS
99George Washington UniversityUS
100Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium

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Reader's comments (1)

What id the criteria used to rank universities? How come there is so much gap between University of Cape and University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa while local they are ranked the relatively the same. Often they swap positions.