January 25, 2016: The Financial Times today publishes its annual ranking of the world’s top 101 MBA programmes from 19 countries. For the first time since the FT Global MBA Ranking’s inception in 1999, a 1-year program has topped the list: Insead, the business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

Insead joins the elite company of Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and London Business School, the only other schools to ever top the ranking.

Insead is also the only top-ranking school to have a campus in Asia, marking a growing interest from elite students in Asian business and business schools.

Other highlights from the ranking, which is accompanied by a 72-page magazine in today’s Financial Times, include:

  • Highest average graduate salary: The US’s Stanford Graduate School of Business (186k)

  • Highest salary increase: Mexico’s Ipade (190%)

  • Top for international mobility: Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development

  • Best for career progress: The Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad

  • Best for research: The US’s Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania

In total, 157 business schools from 25 countries competed in the study. US business schools continue to dominate the tables, taking almost half of the total places. Thirty ranked schools are from Europe (half of those are UK-based) and 13 are from Asia.

Read more about the rankings and see the full list here. You can follow the conversation at #ftmba2016.

 

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