Berkeley MBA Ranks in the Top 10 Worldwide

The Berkeley MBA ranked #10 in the world, and #7 in the U.S., in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking of full-time programs published today. Faculty research ranked #6 again worldwide.

In the specialty rankings, the Berkeley MBA ranked #2 for e-business, #3 for CSR/ethics, and #4 for entrepreneurship worldwide. Haas also ranked #10 for its MBA placement success and whether alumni would recommend their program.

Data for the ranking is gathered from an alumni survey of the full-time MBA Class of 2011 and from participating schools.

Alumni responses inform eight criteria that together contribute 59% of the ranking’s weight. The first two criteria reflect alumni incomes three years after graduation, which together account for 40% of the ranking. Eleven criteria are calculated from school data, accounting for 31% of the final ranking. These measure the diversity of the faculty, board members, and students by gender and nationality, and the international reach of the MBA.

The research rank, which accounts for 10% of the ranking, is calculated according to 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 2012 to October 2014, with the number weighted relative to the size of each faculty.

Information collated by the FT in the past three years is used for alumni-informed criteria. Responses from the 2015 survey carry 50% of total weight, and those from 2014 and 2013 25%.

In 2014, the Berkeley MBA ranked #11 worldwide and #8 among US schools. In 2011, the Berkeley MBA ranked #25 and has risen steadily since.

“A main driver of the rise is our graduates' improved earnings growth,” said Dean Rich Lyons. “Over the last five years our graduates have demonstrated a significant growth in salaries three years post graduation." 

In addition to rankings, Berkeley-Haas also uses an internal measure of relative reputation based on how many students who also have been admitted at other schools choose Haas. By that measure Haas is tied for 6th.

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