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MBA programme secures top five place in Financial Times global ranking

Our full-time MBA programme took fourth place in this year's Financial Times Global MBA ranking.  

Our rise follows strong performances in a number of areas - we achieved the highest employment rate of the top five ranked schools and average salary increases that are $12,500 higher than last year. Other areas of note include the international diversity of our students and faculty and 'Aims achieved’ - the measure of the extent to which alumni achieve their stated goals, where we scored an impressive 89%.
François Ortalo-Magné, Dean, said: “We are proud of our long-standing ability to bring together talented people from all over the world to create a unique learning and networking environment. Our academic excellence, combined with the School’s international diversity, are at the heart of why I feel so honoured to serve this vibrant community.”

Ortalo-Magné said that he was pleased to see LBS once again secure a place within the top five of the FT MBA ranking, but stressed that the survey did not define the School. 

“London Business School aims to create a truly fulfilling experience for students, encouraging and enabling them to pursue their careers while finding their voices in the world.”

Every year, the FT releases a list of the top business schools in the world which offer an MBA degree. The FT's Global MBA ranking for 2018 took data from business schools and alumni, which included average salaries. LBS achieved a $12,500 improvement from last year in the average ‘weighted salary’ of graduates, which determines an average salary for MBA holders three years after finishing. LBS recorded just under $170,000 per annum.

Gareth Howells, Executive Director, MBA & MIF, Degree Education, said LBS’s top five ranking was a testament to the unique diversity, flexibility and global nature of the school’s MBA programme.

“We pride ourselves in the MBA not conforming to the ‘one size fits all’ approach. It is flexible, rigorous and global and leverages its base in a global hub for business. Our primary focus is ensuring that our world-class, highly recommended MBA, allows our students to achieve their aims to work in a full range of sectors.”

“The international character of London remains a strong factor for LBS. It is also home to 33% of European HQs of Global Fortune 500 companies, and more than 40% of the world's foreign equities are traded here - more than New York”.

Full Financial Times Global MBA rankings information is available here.