Full-time Berkeley MBA Program Climbs in Financial Times Global Ranking

The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program placed #12 in the world, up from #14 last year, in this year’s Financial Times global MBA ranking, released Monday, Jan. 28. Among U.S. schools, Haas held on to its #7 ranking from last year.

The Berkeley MBA Program also ranked #3 again worldwide in faculty research and #6 again worldwide in quality of PhD graduate placements.

Data for the ranking is gathered from an alumni survey of the full-time MBA class of 2009 (which accounts for 55% of the ranking) and from participating schools (which accounts for 45%). The data is weighted as follows:

  • 55% Alumni survey on career progress and satisfaction with the program. Current salary and salary percentage increase alone account for 40% of the ranking.
  • 25% Diversity factors of the program, its faculty, and advisory board; international content of the program.
  • 20% Intellectual capital, which includes 10% for faculty research measured by the number of faculty research articles published in 40 peer-reviewed journals selected by the Financial Times (adjusted for faculty size), 5% for full-time faculty with PhD degrees, 5% PhD placement.

In similar global MBA survey, Haas ranked #6 in the Economist Which MBA ranking in fall 2012.

Read the full Financial Times rankings report