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Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2012 - Stanford is Number #1

FT Business School Rankings 2012Financial Times Business School Rankings for the year 2012 has been announced. Stanford Graduate School of Business has retained the top spot, ending the three year dominance of London Business School. Harvard Business School took the 2nd place and Wharton the 3rd.

A common trend in Financial Times 2012 Global MBA ranking has been the rise of Asian Business Schools especially from China. Chinese Business Schools to feature in the top 100 Global MBA Ranking include:

1) Chinese University of Hong Kong (28th Rank)
2) University of Hong Kong (37th Rank)
3) Peking University: Guanghua (54th Rank)

Apart from China, two Business Schools from South America have also featured in the top 100 list: Coppead from Brazil (51st Rank) and Incae Business School (76th Rank) from Costa Rica.

Business Schools from US that made notable entry into the top 100 list include: Pennsylvania State University: Smeal (49th Rank), Washington University: Olin, University of Minnesota: Carlson (61st Rank), Georgia Institute of Technology (74th Rank), Michigan State University: Broad (77th Rank), George Washington University (79th Rank), University of Pittsburgh: Katz (83rd Rank) and Northeastern University (86th Rank).

Financial Times Top 10 Global MBA Ranking

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

Stanford University GSB (Prepare for Stanford MBA Application with Stanford MBA Essay Guide and Stanford MBA Interview Guide) again topped the Average Salary ($) ranking at $192,179 per annum, while Harvard Business School took the second place at $178,249 per annum. Considering the cost of living and Tuition Fee, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has the best ROI with an Average Salary ($) of $175,076, taking the 3rd place in Salary ranking.

Financial Times Top 10 Average Salary($) Ranking

1 Stanford Graduate School of Business    $192,179   
2 Harvard Business School $178,249   
3 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)    $175,076   
4 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton $172,353
5 Columbia Business School $166,497   
6 MIT: Sloan $157,337   
7 IE Business School    $156,658
8 London Business School $152,981
9 University of Chicago: Booth    $152,585   
10 Dartmouth College: Tuck    $151,182   

MBA Value: In terms of greatest value from the MBA Program: Northwestern University: Kellogg, University of Chicago: Booth and University of Pennsylvania: Wharton took the top 3 position.

Recommended by Alumni: When Alumni were asked to recommend three Business Schools for recruitment, University College Dublin: Smurfit, Sungkyunkwan University SKK GSB and University of Pittsburgh, Katz received the maximum recommendations.

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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

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Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

Download How to Choose the Best MBA in US: The Ultimate Guide
(2018 Entering Class)

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