The American media The Financial Times has revealed its 2022 ranking of the best MBAs in the world and, unsurprisingly, American business schools are present in force. This year, a French school regains its precious place on the podium. Zoom in on the top 100 MBAs in the world without further ado.
The 2022 Financial Times ranking lists the top 100 full-time MBAs in the world. A total of 151 business schools participated in the 2022 edition. All participating schools met the FT admissions criteria and are EQUIS or AACSB accredited.
Andrew Crisp, director of education consultancy CarringtonCrisp, emphasized that business schools will continue to evolve as new digital training tools develop. “International, entrepreneurship, technology, sustainability are the keywords and trending words lately. It is absolutely essential that the MBA adapts to the changing world. If he doesn’t, he will be in a very difficult position. »
Methodology for the 2022 MBA ranking according to the FT
To achieve its ranking, the Financial Times contacts former students three years after obtaining their MBA. For a school to appear on the list, FT requires a response from a minimum of 20% of candidates with at least 20 fully completed questionnaires.
This year, due to disruption due to the Covid-19 crisis, the FT considered schools with a lower response rate than last year. A total of 7,138 graduates in 2018 responded to the survey, a response rate of 34%. This contributed 61% of the overall score given to the company. Data collected from schools makes up 21%. The research criterion (which corresponds to the number of articles published in about 50 high-level scientific journals) counts for 10%.
For some criteria, FT evens out the results. For severance pay, the medium thus deletes the highest and lowest salary from the data. Likewise, the ranking does not take into account the amount earned by those working for NGOs, in the public sector or students full time.
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The FT criteria to establish the ranking of the best MBAs 2022
The Financial Times took into account 20 criteria to determine its ranking.
- Current salary.
- Weighted salary.
- Pay rise.
- MBA value for money : calculated based on current salary, course duration, tuition and other costs, including loss of earnings during the MBA.
- Career advancement.
- Reached goals: the extent to which the alumni achieved the goals they had set for themselves or the reasons they pursued an MBA.
- Career support: the effectiveness of the careers service within the school for career guidance, personal development, networking events, placement search and recruitment, as assessed by former students.
- Employed after three months : percentage of the last promotion who have completed their studies, who found a job or accepted a job offer within the three months after completing their studies.
- Recommendation from the elderly.
- Percentage of women on the faculty.
- Percentage of female students enrolled in full-time MBA.
- Women on the board.
- International teachers.
- International students.
- Member of the international board.
- International mobility.
- International course experience.
- Additional languages.
- Professors with doctorates.
- FT research rank.
- ESG ranking: proportion of teaching hours in core courses devoted to environmental, social and governance issues.
- Overall satisfaction : average evaluation of the course by previous students, noted out of 10.
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American schools dominate the FT rankings
Among the 100 ranked schools, only 4 French ones are part of the prize list. Half of the ranked schools are based in the USA, the MBA’s country of origin, where this qualification remains mandatory for access to senior positions. Nine schools are in the UK, six in China, three in Hong Kong, four in India and one each in Mexico and South Korea.
Harvard had the highest research output, as measured by the number of staff publications in FT50-listed journals, weighted by faculty size. It is followed by Wharton and Chicago: Booth.
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|Rank||School||Pay rise||University area|
|32||Indian School of Business||184||India|
|32||Fudan University School of Management||183||China|
|100||Ipad Business school||171||Mexico City|
|48||University of Rochester: Simon Business School||169||U.S|
|69||Rutgers Business School||166||U.S|
The three best global MBAs in the world in 2022
Astronomical salaries for MBA graduates in the US brought US business schools to the top positions in the 2022 FT rankings, after a year marked by high demand for MBAs and a context disrupted by the pandemic.
The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton and Columbia are first and second respectively in the ranking. INSEAD, the French business school also present in Singapore, is in third place. Among the other French establishments, we find HEC Paris in 11th place, emlyon in 89th place and EDHEC in 73rd place.
Three years after graduation, graduates of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania would earn the highest annual salary in 2021 ($238,000). The combined average salary for alumni of the 100 schools in the rankings this year is $161,000. The largest salary increases reported by students three years after graduation were recorded at the Indian School of Business, Fudan and Mexico’s Ipade Business School.
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The complete ranking of the best MBAs in 2022 according to the FT
|Rank||School||Pay rise||Main campus||CSR commitment|
|1||University of Pennsylvania: Wharton||115||U.S||33|
|2||Columbia Business School||125||U.S||71|
|3||Harvard Business School||104||U.S||91|
|5||Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management||117||U.S||11|
|6||Stanford Graduate School of Business||114||U.S||64|
|7||University of Chicago: Booth||120||U.S||40|
|8||London Business School||99||United Kingdom||18|
|9||Yale School of Management||131||U.S||19|
|10||Iese School of Business||124||Spain||1|
|13||SDA Bocconi School of Management||122||Italy||36|
|14||University of California at Berkeley: Haas||110||U.S||55|
|14||New York University: Stern||135||U.S||51|
|17||Cornell University: Johnson||142||U.S||73|
|18||Dartmouth College: Tuck||114||U.S||21|
|19||Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business||120||U.S||69|
|20||University of Virginia: Darden||137||U.S||7|
|21||National University of Singapore Business School||149||Singapore||88|
|22||University of Cambridge: Judge||96||United Kingdom||35|
|23||Carnegie Mellon: Carpets||136||U.S||70|
|24||University of Michigan: Ross||120||U.S||65|
|25||University of Southern California: Marshall||131||U.S||76|
|26||UCLA Anderson School of Management||110||U.S||97|
|27||Georgetown University: McDonough||135||U.S||45|
|28||IMD Business School||66||Switzerland||31|
|29||University of Washington: Olin||123||U.S||37|
|30||University of Washington: Foster||120||U.S||50|
|31||University of Oxford: Said||81||United Kingdom||8|
|32||Indian School of Business||184||India||85|
|32||Fudan University School of Management||183||China||44|
|34||Imperial College Business School||86||United Kingdom||9|
|34||Esade Business School||99||Spain||22|
|36||HKUST Business School||102||Hong Kong||87|
|37||Ohio State University: Fisher||160||U.S||2|
|38||University of North Carolina: Kenan Flagler||124||U.S||10|
|39||Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore||123||Singapore||59|
|40||IE Business School||84||Spain||4|
|41||Vanderbilt University: Owen||123||U.S||82|
|42||Beijing University: Guanghua||115||China||79|
|43||University of Florida: Warrington||126||U.S||90|
|43||Alliance Manchester Business School||94||United Kingdom||5|
|45||Emory University: Goizueta||109||U.S||15|
|46||University of Texas at Austin: McCombs||97||U.S||48|
|47||Rice University: Jones||82||U.S||98|
|48||University of Rochester: Simon Business School||169||U.S||96|
|49||University of California at Irvine: Merage||124||U.S||78|
|50||CUHK Business School||123||Hong Kong||62|
|51||Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian||118||Singapore||20|
|52||ESCP Business School||72||France/UK/Germany/Spain/Italy||41|
|53||Indian Institute of Management Bangalore||147||India||95|
|54||University of Notre Dame: Mendoza||145||U.S||99|
|55||Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business||115||U.S||58|
|56||Indiana University: Kelley||112||U.S||75|
|57||Warwick Business School||60||United Kingdom||24|
|58||Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai||160||China||53|
|59||HKU Business School||112||Hong Kong||28|
|60||Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management||104||China||54|
|60||Pennsylvania State University: Smeal||120||U.S||77|
|62||Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad||98||India||81|
|63||Boston University Questrom School of Business||131||U.S||42|
|64||Essec Business School||79||France||13|
|65||Tongji University School of Economics and Management||151||China||68|
|65||Sungkyunkwan University GSB||88||South Korea||72|
|65||Babson College: Olin||113||U.S||80|
|68||Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||125||India||89|
|69||Rutgers Business School||166||U.S||84|
|69||George Washington University||122||U.S||56|
|69||City, University of London: Bayes (formerly Cass)||76||United Kingdom||49|
|72||Mannheim School of Business||72||Germany||38|
|73||Edhec Business School||57||France||3|
|74||WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management||88||Germany||17|
|75||Arizona State University: WP Carey||112||U.S||52|
|76||The University of St. The gall||57||Switzerland||12|
|76||Lancaster University Management School||112||United Kingdom||43|
|76||Boston College: Carroll||94||U.S||99|
|79||University of Toronto: Rotman||84||Canada||34|
|80||University of Georgia: Terry||115||U.S||94|
|81||University of Texas at Dallas: Jindal||112||U.S||57|
|82||University of Pittsburgh: Katz||105||U.S||32|
|82||University of Minnesota: Carlson||103||U.S||63|
|82||Brigham Young University: Marriott||145||U.S||74|
|85||University of Maryland: Smith||101||U.S||47|
|86||Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University||63||Netherlands||25|
|87||Wisconsin School of Business||112||U.S||93|
|89||EMLyon Business School||55||France||14|
|90||McGill University: Desautels||89||Canada||86|
|91||Politecnico di Milano School of Management||94||Italy||30|
|92||Western University: Ivey||69||Canada||46|
|93||Miami Herbert Business School||100||U.S||27|
|94||William & Mary: Mason||105||U.S||60|
|95||Durham University Business School||75||United Kingdom||16|
|96||Texas A&M University: Mays||88||U.S||92|
|97||Melbourne Business School||58||Australia||83|
|98||AGSM at UNSW Business School||55||Australia||29|
|99||Queen’s University: Smith||79||Canada||60|
|100||Ipad Business school||171||Mexico City||67|