The Financial Times’ 13th Global MBA Ranking reveals a stronger jobs market.

The 13th anniversary of the Financial Times MBA ranking is marked by London Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania sharing the prime position. The top three is completed by Harvard Business School, the only other school to have claimed the title of best MBA programme over the ranking’s lifetime.

Overall, alumni salaries appear to have recovered in 2010. Of the 81 schools that have featured in each of the past three years’ rankings, 61 saw increases in average weighted salaries compared with last year’s rankings. The highest earning alumni are in banking and finance, with an average salary of $160,000.

The job market for MBA graduates also took a turn for the better last year. Of those who graduated in the past academic year and searched for a job, 83 per cent found one within three months of graduation.

The top ten schools are:

  1. London Business School
  2. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton
  3. Harvard Business School
  4. Insead
  5. Stanford University GSB
  6. Hong Kong UST Business School
  7. Columbia Business School
  8. IE Business School
  9. MIT School of Management
  10. Iese Business School

For more visit http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/mba2011

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