Posted on 16/12/2016
Switzerland’s University of St Gallen has retained the number 1 rank for the sixth successive year in the FT Masters in Management 2016 Rankings.
HEC Paris and Essec Business School of France retain the second and third positions respectively compared to the previous year.
The 2016 ranking features a record 90 programmes, up from 70 in 2014. It is based on data collected from two surveys– one of the participating business schools and the other of alumni who graduated three years ago — the class of 2013.
The ranking is in part based on how successful alumni have been in their careers, as reflected in the salary data.
The average salary of St Gallen’s alumni jumped to $102,000 three years after graduation compared to $90,000 last year. It is the third-highest overall behind the two Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and Bangalore, with respective salaries of $109,000 and $106,000.
ESCAP Europe climbed to the 4th spot from rank 7 in the previous year. Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University retained the 5th place followed by London Business School in the 6th rank.