Financial Times Releases 2019 Global MBA Rankings
This year’s Financial Times’ Top 10 Business Schools is made up of the same names as last year’s list. Although Stanford Graduate School of Business has stayed in the top spot, there was a lot of shuffling around of the other top 9. Most notably, Harvard Business School rose to the #2 spot after falling to 5th place last year.
Despite a lot of movement in the FT ranking, the mix of countries in the list has stayed stable. The UK continues to be a strong force. The number of schools from Australia, India, and Singapore is comparable to 2017 or 2016.
Top 100 Schools by Country
The FT began its business school rankings in the late 1990s. Twenty years later, a total of 150 schools participated in this year’s FT survey. All participating schools met the FT’s entry criteria. For the 2019 edition, alumni of the class of 2015 were surveyed. Approximately 8,000 alumni completed the survey (38% response rate).
The ranking was comprised of 20 different criteria. Alumni responses were responsible for 8 criteria, with a total weight of 61%. School data accounted for 11 criteria, with a total weight of 29%. The research rank counted for the final 10%.
Here are some of the highlights from the rankings:
Top 10 B-Schools
The Financial Time Work & Careers editor, Isabel Berwick, is promising to “re-examine” the FT rankings for relevance and also possibly develop additional rankings. Stay tuned for next year’s Financial Time Rankings and anticipate changes.
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