Haas Leaps to #7 in Financial Times MBA Ranking

The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program jumped 11 spots to #14 in the world in this year’s Financial Times Global MBA ranking, published Monday, Jan. 30. Among U.S. schools, Haas ranked #7, up from #13 in 2011. 

Haas also moved up to #3 worldwide from #6 last year in faculty research, and to #6 from #9 in the quality of PhD graduate placements. Haas alumni ranked their school #13, up from #23 last year, on how well the MBA program helped them achieve their aims. 

Data for the ranking is gathered from an alumni survey of the full-time MBA class of 2008 and from participating schools. The data is weighted as follows: 55% alumni responses on salaries, career progress, and satisfaction with the program; 25% on diversity factors of the program, its faculty, and advisory board as well as international content of the program; 20% on intellectual capital, including 10% for the number of faculty research articles published in 40 peer-reviewed journals selected by the Financial Times (adjusted for faculty size) and 5% each for the percentage of faculty with PhD degrees and the quality of PhD placements. 

Dean Lyons was among the deans interviewed for the main article titled “Degrees of Change” commenting on business schools taking more of a stand on what they are about. 

Read the full Financial Times ranking.