On 31st of January Financial Times has published its new ranking for Global MBA programmes. The list consist the top 100 business schools for 2011 rated by 20 criteria in three main areas: alumni salaries and career development, diversity and international reach of the business school and its MBA program, and the research capabilities of each school.
A quick view of the new rankings shows us a few interesting changes in comparison of its previous edition. One of the most notable changes can be seen in the rise of 32 places - from 87th to 55th position – of Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Its programme is the fastest climbing full-time MBA in Europe and the third fastest climbing full-time MBA in the world.
There is also a certain move in the popularity of some Asian b-schools. The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School's MBA programme has achieved its highest ranking this year. Globally, the NUS MBA has been ranked 23rd. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Business School is ranked 33rd in the global MBA rankings and its alumni also have the highest average salaries among those who attend the Singapore programmes. Measured three years after graduation, its alumni have an average salary of nearly US$104,600. Two other Singapore-based schools are also in the top 100. Insead's MBA, which is based in France and Singapore is ranked 4th globally, while SP Jain Center of Management is ranked 68th.
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