BusinessTech has provided some insight on the Financial Times’s recently released ranking of the top 100 business schools for 2019. Read on to find out who has made the cut.
Helpful for: MBA applicants
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- The Financial Times has published its ranking of the world’s top business schools for 2019. It received 150 submissions and narrowed it down to a list of 100 schools.
- The first rankings were launched in 1990, before the birth of the internet, and were targeted at a select group. Since then, learning opportunities have opened up for people worldwide, and the rankings are now intended for a wider audience. The Financial Times has promised to take this into account, and will aim for a more relevant assessment in the years to come.
- There is a strong focus on salaries received before and after the MBA, as a way of gauging a particular course’s return on investment.
- The top ranks are held by US and European business schools. For 2019, the top three are Stanford, Harvard and INSEAD.
- The value of an MBA is illustrated by the salary increase of the top 10 schools from 104% at Haas, with a salary of $188 746 and up to a 129% increase, $228 024 at Stanford. At the other end of the spectrum, BusinessTech says:
The smallest increase recorded is 63% (ESMT Berlin), where the average post-MBA salary is still in six figures ($110,082 – or R1.5 million p.a.) – but salaries can almost triple (195% increase) in places like China and India.
- No South African schools made the cut for 2019 rankings. There is, however, a noted increase in executive education.
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For more on the topic check out: How Much Should You Worry About B-School Rankings?