Home > News > Asia > FT Rankings Reveal Eastern Promise And Growing Global Salaries

FT Rankings Reveal Eastern Promise And Growing Global Salaries

First rankings of the year reveal a few shocks but plenty of good news

The Financial Times' Global MBA Rankings 2011 today announces rising salaries for almost everyone and great news for many Asian schools.

Jostling for the top ten places was minimal, with the top three (LBS, Wharton and HBS) remaining static. However, Hong Kong UST Business School maintained its impressive rise by jumping from 9 to 6; the school was ranked 47 back in only 2006. Its graduates also saw average pay jump by $15,000 from last year.

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad was the most impressive newcomer, jumping straight in at 11. The school also ranks second for graduate salaries. In first place for salaries, Stanford graduates are no doubt welcoming their astonishing 10% pay rise this year from $164,000 to $183,000…

Average salaries rose across the globe, with grads from most US schools earning an extra $5,000 and many UK grads earning an extra $10,000. However, some (including the University of Virginia) did see a very small drop.

There were no major upsets, however. Let's hope things continue to grow in the coming year! You can look forward to The Economist's rankings in late September and BusinessWeek's in November.

Don’t forget that you can check all the major rankings against each other on our Compare MBA page



Monday 31st January 2011, 18.35 (UTC)


Not sure, I agree with the IIM-A being in the list. It is by no means an International School and thus cannot be compared with other Global schools on the list. It also important to remember that FT-Rankings are based on MBA graduates who completed the program three years ago. Thus the 2011 rankings is based on Data from the Class of 2008 which was before the true impact of the Recession was felt. Rankings are important but don't let them cloud your Judgement. No way is IIM-A or ISB better than Kellogg and other schools not listed in the top 20

Monday 31st January 2011, 18.57 (UTC)


Agree Clark Kent - there must be a certainty 'diversity' element in the FT's ranking to ensure a few non-US/ non-European make it in...plus of course the fact that the rankings would be so damn dull if they had the exact same names year on year... will be interesting to see if the new Asian schools live up to expectations and really deliver a top-rated MBA experience and excellent job prospects

Tuesday 12th July 2011, 15.12 (UTC)

Best B School in ind

I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too. Best B School in india

Monday 31st October 2011, 14.55 (UTC)


FT rankings need to provide a clear picture by publishing the points assigned to each b-school for various criteria used. On top of that rankings should never be used as a judgement criteria for admission to b-schools. Some questions to ponder by having a watch at the rankings: 1) Can you identify the quality of education provided in b-shools? 2) Can the diversity of the previous batch be know from rankings? 3) Is b-school enaged in extensive research work? To secure an admission a candidate needs to visualize a deeper picture in b-schools. Rankings has only created a hooplah among potential MBA students. Barring top 20 b-schools the rest needs an individual analysis before considering an admit. For e.g Lancaster, Warwick, Strathclyde, Bath in UK : All have similar standards of education which could be understood only from experience and not from ranking.

Leave a comment.

Maximum 1000 characters