The London based Financial Times has just released their Global MBA School Ranking for 2009, naming University of Pennsylvania: Wharton (USA) and London Business School (UK) as the joint no. 1 business school for MBA programs.
The ranking is based on factors including the average alumni salary, their salary increment from before getting the MBA to today as a percentage of the pre-MBA salary, value for money of the MBA course, career progress, fulfillment of aims of doing the MBA, placement and employment success after graduation, alumni recommendation, female students, international students, doctoral degree availability, academic research publication, etc.
The top 10 rankings for 2009 are as follow:
- University of Pennsylvania: Wharton (USA)
- London Business School (UK)
- Harvard Business School (USA)
- Columbia Business School (USA)
- Insead (France / Singapore)
- Stanford University GSB (USA)
- IE Business School (Spain)
- CEIBS (China)
- MIT: Sloan (USA)
- New York University: Stern (USA)