Strong alumni salaries boost Haas in 2018 FT global ranking

The Haas School ranks #10 in the world and #7 among U.S. schools, according to the 2018 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking published today, Jan. 29.

More than 50% of the ranking is based on responses of full-time MBA alumni from the class of 2014 who report on their current salaries, career progression, and satisfaction with their MBA. Haas alumni salaries have been getting stronger, even relative to peer competitors.

For example, Haas alumni report this year that their salaries rose 104% between when they started business school and three years after graduation. In 2016, that growth was 94%. In addition, the Financial Times reported an increase in current annual salaries three years post-MBA to $176,167, making these Haas alumni the 6th highest paid MBAs in the world. These two factors accounted for 40% of the overall ranking.

In other noteworthy categories, Haas ranked:

  • 9th worldwide in the effectiveness of career services
  • 9th worldwide in alumni who say they’ve achieved their aims
  • 11th worldwide in alumni who would recommend Berkeley Haas
  • 13th in faculty research worldwide
  • 4th highest placement of PhD graduates at top 50 business schools ranked by the FT

Additional rankings factors include the gender and international diversity of the full-time MBA student body, faculty, and board of advisors as well as the international mobility of MBA students. See the full report along with details on the methodology.

In similar rankings, Haas came in #7 in US News and World Report and #7 in the Economist Which MBA ranking. Currently two of the Haas School’s six degree programs are ranked #1 in their category (Evening & Weekend MBA and Master of Financial Engineering).