For the second time in a row, Stanford Graduate School of Business has captured the number one position in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. According to the ranking, the top ten MBA programs of 2019 are:
- Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Harvard Business School
- University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
- London Business School
- University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- MIT Sloan School of Management
- Columbia Business School
- University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
FT includes a variety of data points in its methodology, among which salary is the most important. Average alum salary three years after graduation and average pre-MBA to post-MBA salary increase each account for 20 percent of a school’s score.
Faculty research is also a key factor in FT’s rankings, accounting for 10 percent of a school’s score. FT ranks research output by looking at both a school’s absolute number of papers in a sample of journals and its relative number adjusted for faculty size.
Other important factors include graduates’ international mobility (6 percent of a school’s score) and the portion of full-time faculty with doctorates (5 percent).