Berkeley-Haas Ranked #7 in US by the Financial Times


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The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program tied for #7 among US schools in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017, published Jan. 30. The school tied for #13 globally.

Berkeley-Haas shared the ranking position with MIT Sloan.

In the specialty rankings, the Berkeley MBA ranked #3 globally for corporate social responsibility/ethics and #4 globally for entrepreneurship. The school also ranked #8 globally for weighted alumni salaries three years post-MBA, and #10 among MBA programs from which alumni say they would recruit graduates. Haas ranked #12 in faculty research.

Also in this ranking, the Haas School had the third-highest percentage (33%) of 2016 PhD graduates who took up faculty positions at the Top 50 business schools ranked by the Financial Times. PhD students Paolo Manoel and Dean Rich Lyons were featured in the “Red Carpet Award” article, which focused on the importance of financial support for graduate students.

The Financial Times gathers data for the annual ranking from a survey of full-time MBA alumni three years after graduation. It also collects data points from participating schools, with an emphasis on diversity, international factors, and faculty research and PhD strength.

Alumni salaries and salary increases from pre-MBA to three years after graduation account for 40% of the ranking’s weight; alumni survey responses from six other criteria account for another 19%. The publication uses the past three years of its surveys to calculate this portion of the ranking, with the most recent survey making up 50% of the total weight, and the two prior surveys carrying 25% each.

Eleven criteria, calculated from school data, make up 31% of the final ranking. These measure the diversity of the faculty, board members, and students by gender and nationality, and the international mobility and experience of the MBAs.

Faculty research accounts for the final 10% of the ranking. It is calculated based on the number of articles by full-time faculty in 45 internationally recognized academic and practitioner journals. The rank combines the number of publications from January 2014 to October 2016, with the number weighted relative to the size of each school’s faculty.

This is one of many rankings of full-time MBA programs by the media. In 2016, the school’s Full-time Berkeley MBA Program was ranked #7 among US schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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