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Harvard Ranked World’s Best Business School By The Financial Times

Harvard ranks best in the world in the Financial Times 2020 Global MBA ranking. We round up the winners and losers

Mon Jan 27 2020

Harvard Business School has regained its title as the world’s leading MBA course provider in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020.

Harvard took the top spot for the sixth time in the FT ranking’s 21-year history. It is perhaps the best known brand in business education, having created the first MBA class in 1908 and pioneering the case study method of teaching that has gained stardom across the globe. 

Harvard’s success in 2020 can be attributed in part to a higher average weighted salary, $210,110 compared with $205,486 last year. For the 13th year, alumni from ranked schools also named Harvard the top choice for recruiting students, and the school’s diversity also improved.

Below Harvard on the list are the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, which rose from fourth place last year and came top for research; Stanford, which boasts the highest alumni salary; INSEAD of France and Singapore, and CEIBS in Shanghai.

Harvard regains top spot after being unseated from the pedestal in 2015 by INSEAD, which was superseded by Stanford in 2018.

All bar one of the top 10 institutions on this year’s list (HEC Paris in...

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