Korean Universities Fall out of Top MBA Rankings

      January 27, 2015 13:26

      Harvard Business School tops the 2015 Financial Times Global Rankings of the 100 best full-time MBA programs for the third year in a row.

      The U.S. has a whopping 50 business schools in the top 100, followed by the U.K. with 13. In Asia, China has the most with six schools, sharing third place with Canada.

      Sungkyunkwan University Business School is the only Korean institution ranked among top 100, sliding from 45th to 59th.

      Harvard Business School graduates earn an average salary of US$179,910 in the three years after graduation, about double their pre-MBA pay. Graduates from the top 100 MBA schools also saw a 93 percent pay rise after graduation to $108,000. It is the sixth time Harvard has been top-ranked since the survey started in 1999.

      Next came London Business School, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and Stanford Graduate School of Business and Insead in joint fourth place.

      Business schools in Chinese-speaking regions also stand out. China Europe International Business School (11th) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (14th) are among top 20.

      The University of Hong Kong came 28th, Chinese University of Hong Kong 30th, Fudan University 55th and Shanghai Jiao Tong University 55th. Fudan jumped 28 places, the biggest leap.

      The gap is widening between top business schools and the others as competition among global MBA schools deepens, the daily wrote.

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