According to the Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking for 2015, the best MBA programme is offered by Harvard Business School.
Harvard is ranked number 1 for the past three years. Number 2 for 2015 is London Business School, up from number 3 in 2014. For 2015, number 3 goes to University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School. Below you can check out the rest of the top ranked business schools and their MBA programmes.
Metholody for Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking for 2015
By Adam Palin
Weights for ranking criteria are shown in brackets as a percentage of the overall ranking.
Audit year: indicates the most recent year that KPMG audited the school, applying specified audit procedures relating to data submitted towards the ranking.
Salary today: average alumnus salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent. This figure is not used in the ranking.†
Weighted salary (20): average alumnus salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent, with adjustment for variations between sectors.
Salary increase (20): average difference in alumnus salary before the MBA to now. Half of this figure is calculated according to the absolute salary increase, and half according to the percentage increase relative to pre-MBA salary – the “salary percentage increase” figure published in the table.
Value for money (3): calculated using salary today, course length, fees and other costs, including lost income during the MBA.
Career progress (3): calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni are working in now, compared with before their MBA.
Aims achieved (3): the extent to which alumni fulfilled their stated goals or reasons for doing an MBA.
Placement success (2): effectiveness of the school careers service in supporting student recruitment, as rated by their alumni.
Employed at three months (2): percentage of the most recent graduating class who had found employment or accepted a job offer within three months of completing their studies. The figure in brackets is the percentage of the class for which the school was able to provide employment data, and is used to calculate the school’s final score in this category.
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