Top 100 Post-MBA Salary - FT Global MBA Ranking 2012

Top 100 MBA Programs by SalaryFinancial Times Global MBA Ranking provides a more diverse collection of Business Schools around the world, including that from US, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. For candidates, the post-MBA Salary is an integral data point for calculating return on investment.

Another important element of Post-MBA Salary calculation is the percentage increase in Salary. By looking at Post-MBA Salary in itself will give you very little information on the actual value of an MBA program in the short-term. Maybe the schools are selective and take in candidates with excellent work experience or academics that can fetch him/her a high salary even without an MBA. So analysing post-MBA Salary with percentage increase in salary is critical.

While evaluating the percentage increase, research about the geographical location of the post-MBA Jobs. If a Business School has a high percentage of international students, the percentage increase in salary can be deceiving. Evaluate the salary equivalent of your current job in US or European markets before calculating the salary increase. If you are a resident of US or Europe, the weighted salary will average out differences in salary across industry sectors.

Related: 156% Salary Increase - SDA Bocconi MBA

According to FT, weighted salary is the average salary of alumni today with adjustment of salary variations within industry sectors. These include data for current year or one or more preceding years, where available.

So don’t take all the Post-MBA Salary as the 2012 data. Schools might not reveal the data or the data are from the previous class (2 year ago if the program is a 2 Year MBA program) or 1 year back. A lot can change in two years. If you evaluate post-MBA Salary increase from 2008 to 2010 data, you will see schools showing incredible jumps in their post-MBA salary. It has partially to do with the value of an MBA but had more to do with market conditions.

Understanding the nuances of how these data are collected and the environment surrounding the survey is essential for ROI calculation.

Top 100 MBA Salary - Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2012

Business SchoolWeighted salary (US$)Percentage Salary Increase
Stanford Graduate School of Business192179129
Harvard Business School178249122
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad175076140
University of Pennsylvania: Wharton172353120
Columbia Business School166497131
MIT: Sloan157337120
IE Business School156658139
London Business School152981134
University of Chicago: Booth152585109
Dartmouth College: Tuck151182111
University of California at Berkeley: Haas14681191
Northwestern University: Kellogg14583496
Yale School of Management142455124
Cornell University: Johnson141727116
University of Cape Town GSB14149090
Duke University: Fuqua139405108
UCLA: Anderson136331108
University of Virginia: Darden134936109
University of Oxford: Saïd134805108
New York University: Stern134093115
Iese Business School133888148
University of Cambridge: Judge13275896
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper132325109
University of Michigan: Ross129649101
Indian School of Business129512177
Hong Kong UST Business School127600144
Cranfield School of Management12519688
Emory University: Goizueta124832111
Georgetown University: McDonough123290107
University of Texas at Austin: McCombs12117093
HEC Paris121061107
University of Southern California: Marshall12106094
University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler11895992
Australian School of Business (AGSM)11894390
Rice University: Jones118617117
Warwick Business School11815194
Manchester Business School117016116
Esade Business School114988115
Vanderbilt University: Owen114265101
Indiana University: Kelley113217118
University of Rochester: Simon112992129
City University: Cass11155286
Melbourne Business School11070178
Georgia Institute of Technology11011886
Boston College: Carroll10944095
University of Maryland: Smith10937592
Pennsylvania State University: Smeal109114125
University of Washington: Foster10908890
University of Minnesota: Carlson10899496
Wisconsin School of Business108990109
Wake Forest University: Babcock108737127
Texas A & M University: Mays108606134
Boston University School of Management10676298
University of Hong Kong106720121
Washington University: Olin106668105
Babson College: Olin10650685
University of Notre Dame: Mendoza106171104
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign105726117
Ohio State University: Fisher105426113
George Washington University104814104
Imperial College Business School10461974
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University103628114
Purdue University: Krannert103304112
SDA Bocconi102854120
Nanyang Business School102350129
University College Dublin: Smurfit10202670
SMU: Cox10128690
Brigham Young University: Marriott101189118
Thunderbird School of Global Management10080389
Sungkyunkwan University SKK GSB100779102
University of Western Ontario: Ivey10073888
Hult International Business School10063195
CUHK Business School100408160
University of California at Irvine: Merage9933397
Michigan State University: Broad98784101
University of Edinburgh Business School9773363
National University of Singapore Business School97625185
Lancaster University Management School9712488
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School9466188
University of Toronto: Rotman94255101
Northeastern University93824112
University of South Carolina: Moore93053105
University of Iowa: Tippie92978128
Durham Business School9171861
University of St Gallen9110660
McGill University: Desautels8962397
University of Pittsburgh: Katz88783137
York University: Schulich88283100
Birmingham Business School8727487
Bradford University School of Management87228110
Incae Business School84411131
Aston Business School8328685
University of British Columbia: Sauder8089876
Peking University: Guanghua79914201
S P Jain School of Global Management79809146

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