The FINANCIAL -- London Business School’s MBA continues to prove its earning
potential in a tough economic climate, by scooping the highest salary
increase of the top five schools in the 2013 Financial Times MBA
With a 124% increase in pre-MBA salary and a 92% rate of employment within three months of graduating, London Business School students face a bright and rewarding future.
Of the top five, London Business School also has topped the rankings with the most internationally diverse student body (94%) and faculty (86%), and overall, scored the second highest rank for international mobility (2), reflecting its global focus.
Wendy Alexander, Associate Dean, Degree Programmes and career Services at London Business School, commented: “Our aim at London Business School is to equip tomorrow’s global business leaders.
“Building on our globally diverse student, faculty and alumni body, our MBA now offers the brand-new Global Business Experiences, world-wide career treks and unique access into networks that extend across the world. It’s absolutely critical to us that we provide our students with the global exposure that tomorrow’s employers demand”.
The School’s programme ranked fourth overall in the Global MBA Rankings 2013, in the top five with Harvard (1), Stanford (2), Wharton (3) and Columbia (5).
London Business School also scored the top spot for fulfilling the goals of its students according to this year’s ranking.
The ranking is based on a number of criteria, compromising 20 metrics with a primary focus on career success. As London Business School said, this includes the current salary of the business schools’ MBA class of 2009, three years after they graduated; value for money and recommendations from employers. The rankings are calculated from data going back three years.
International experience, comprising internships, student treks and exchanges also ranked highly (tenth overall), with post-MBA career progress ranking tenth. The MBA was ranked fourth overall for alumni recommendations.