Georgetown Jumps in Newest Financial Times Global MBA Ranking
Georgetown was one of the bigger winners after the Financial Times unveiled their newest Global MBA Rankings, with the McDonough School of Business earning 16th place in the U.S. and 30th in the world, up from 18th and 40th last year.
To create their rankings, FT evaluated each qualifying MBA program across a wide range of criteria. Much of the data is gathered from alumni and university surveys. According to McDonough, this year’s survey was completed by the class of 2014, which was the first cohort to complete the new school’s new MBA curriculum.
“As a school that prides itself on innovation and excellence, we are pleased to continue climbing in the Financial Times MBA ranking,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “At McDonough, we prepare our students to be principled, global-ready leaders, and we are happy to be recognized by a ranking that values international experiences, career success, and faculty scholarship.”
In addition to alumni data, FT takes the international character and diversity of the school into account for their list. McDonough’s 42-place jump in the International Experience Rank (4th in the U.S.) contributed to high marks in those criteria, as did the required Global Business Experience consulting project and the growing number of international career treks. The school’s faculty research rank is now 19th in the world, up 10 places from last year.
The Financial Times publishes seven rankings annually, relating to MBA, EMBA, Master in Finance, Master in Management programs and Online MBA programs, as well as non-degree executive education courses. They also issue a separate ranking of top European Business Schools. Check out FT’s interactive rankings tables to search for a school of interest, sort by selected criteria and filter by location.