HBS and Sloan School MBAs in Financial Times Top 10

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The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016 puts two Boston metro schools in the top 10.

Harvard Business School is No. 2 on the list, with MIT Sloan School of Management coming in at No. 9.

According to the Financial Times analysis of the ranking, the Boston metro can also boast the biggest mover on this year’s list: Boston College-Carroll School of Management climbed 21 places from last year to claim the No. 69 spot. The Times cites improvements in categories including alumni’s average annual salary, career progression and value for the money, as reasons for the Carroll School’s big leap.

Also earning spots in the ranking are Boston University-Questrom School of Business, which rose seven spots over last year to No. 71, and F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business-Babson College (No. 90), which was ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship and No. 8 for career progress, according to the school.

The overall No. 1 in the rankings is Insead, with campuses in France and Singapore. In addition to Insead and HBS, the other schools in the top 5 were London Business School, The Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

For the ranking, the Financial Times looked at 157 accredited MBA programs around the world that are at least 4 years old. The schools are ranked based on alumni salaries three years after graduation; increase in income for alumni; career success for alumni; alumni recommendations; value for money; diversity of staff, students and board members, the MBA’s international reach; number of faculty doctorates; number of PhD graduates in the past three years; and faculty research and publications.

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Sarah Beckham

Sarah is a staff writer, covering London-area MBA news for MetroMBA.

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