Financial Times MBA Rankings for 2012

MBA Rankings 2012The Financial Times has just released its new global MBA rankings for 2012. For the first time in the history of the FT rankings, Stanford grabs the top spot, pushing London Business School and Wharton (Which were tied for #1 in 2011) down to #2. Stanford becomes only the fourth school to sit atop the FT rankings, joining LBS, Wharton, and Harvard for that distinction.

Without further ado, here are the Financial Times’ top ten global MBA programs for 2012:

1. Stanford GSB
2. Harvard Business School
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. London Business School
5. Columbia Business School
6. INSEAD
7. MIT Sloan
8. IE Business School
9. IESE Business School
10. Hong Kong UST Business School

While there are many rankings of MBA programs, the Financial Times ranking may be the most widely respected ranking of global MBA programs, so people always take note when FT updates its list. Rankings hounds will also appreciate that FT provides a 3-year average rank for the school listed. Looking at that average, Wharton, LBS, Stanford and HBS (not surprisingly) come out on top.

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