Every year, the Financial Times releases a list of the top business schools in the world for studying an MBA
The FT’s Global MBA ranking for 2018 looked at data from business schools, including average salaries, the average increase in salary graduates experience three years after finishing their degree, and the percentage of grads in work three months after finishing school.
It then collated that data to create a list of the 100 best business schools in the world for doing an MBA.
The vast majority of the top 100 schools – 83, in fact – are in Europe, the USA or Canada. But a handful are in Asia and Australasia.
We’ve included the average “weighted salary” of graduates, which determines an average salary for MBA holders three years after finishing. Salaries do not necessarily relate to the quality of the school, although the top school, Stanford, in California, does happen to also have the highest average salary.
Check out the top schools outside of the Western world, below:
17 (78). Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India — $ 139,244
16 (66). Melbourne Business School, Australia — $US108,084
15 (63). AGSM at University of New South Wales Business School, Australia — $US115,909
14 (51). Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business, South Korea — $US113,701
13 (49). Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian, Singapore — $US112,173
12 (43). CUHK Business School, Hong Kong — $US122,866
11 (42). Fudan University School of Management, China — $US103,032
10 (39). Renmin University of China Business School, China — $US100,003
9 (35). Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India — $US166,651
8 (34). Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai, China — $US121,635
7 (33). University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong — $US128,245
6 (31). Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India — $US175,801
5 (28). Indian School of Business, India — $US148,974
4 (22). Nanyang Business School, Singapore — $US132,288
3 (18). National University of Singapore Business School, Singapore — $US143,917
2 (14). Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, Hong Kong — $US158,119
1 (8). China Europe International Business School, China — $US162,858
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