London Business School’s MBA tops in pay rise
Dubai, January 29, 2013
London Business School’s MBA scoops the highest salary increase of the top five schools, according to the 2013 Financial Times MBA ranking.
Pre-MBA salaries increased 125 per cent, while 92 per cent of the students secured employment within three months of graduating, a school statement said.
Of the top five, London Business School also has topped the rankings with the most internationally diverse student body (94 per cent) and faculty (86 per cent), and overall, scored the second highest rank for international mobility (2), reflecting its global focus.
Wendy Alexander, associate dean, Degree Programmes and Career Services at London Business School, said: “Our aim at London Business School is to equip tomorrow’s global business leaders.
“Building on our globally diverse student, faculty and alumni body, our MBA now offers the brand-new Global Business Experiences, world-wide career treks and unique access into networks that extend across the world. It’s absolutely critical to us that we provide our students with the global exposure that tomorrow’s employers demand.”
The School’s programme ranked fourth overall in the Global MBA Rankings 2013, in the top five with Harvard (1), Stanford (2), Wharton (3) and Columbia (5).
London Business School also scored the top spot for fulfilling the goals of its students according to this year’s ranking.
The ranking is based on a number of criteria, compromising 20 metrics with a primary focus on career success. This includes the current salary of the business schools’ MBA class of 2009, three years after they graduated; value for money and recommendations from employers. The rankings are calculated from data going back three years.
International experience, comprising internships, student treks and exchanges also ranked highly (tenth overall), with post-MBA career progress ranking tenth. The MBA was ranked fourth overall for alumni recommendations. – TradeArabia News Service
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