Winners & Losers In The 2011 Financial Times MBA Ranking


School Changes in Ranks 2011 2010
Indian Institute of Management  Ahmedabad, India +90* 11 NR
National University of Singapore  Singapore +78* 23 NR
Penn State University (Smeal) University Park, PA +42 59 NR
McGill University (Desautels) Montreal, Canada +38 57 95
SP Jain Center of Management Dubai/Singapore +33 68 NR
Hult International U.S./U.K./UAE/China +33 61 94
Vlerick Leuven Gent Mgt. School Gent, Belgium +32 55 87
Ipade Mexico City, Mexico +29 64 93
University of Cape Town GSB South Africa +29 60 89
Arizona State University (Carey) Temple, AZ +25 64 89
Incae Business School Costa Rica +24 77 NR
University College Dublin (Smurfit) Dublin, Ireland +20 78 98
California-Irvine (Merage) Irvine, CA +19 53 72
Durham Business School Durham, U.K. +19 55 74
EADA Spain +17 84 NR
College of William & Mary (Mason) Williamsburg, VA +15 86 NR
Babson College (Olin) Babson Park, MA +15 84 99
Manchester Business School Manchester, UK +11 29 40
SDA Bocconi Milan, Italy +10 28 38
Texas A&M University (Mays) College Station, TX +10 44 54
Melbourne Business School Melbourne, Australia +10 53 63


SOURCE: The Financial Times

An asterisk indicates that the number is an estimate of the minimum gain or loss in a year because the school was either ranked in 2010 but is no longer on the list or ranks in 2011 but was not in the ranking in 2010.

Of the 22 biggest losers in the new ranking, institutions whose ranks plummeted in double digits, no school fell further than Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, which had been ranked 61st in 2010 and completely fell off the list this year (see table on next page). Michigan State’s Broad School of Business, which had a good year by rising six places in the BusinessWeek survey, fell at least 36 places in the new FT ranking, going from 65th in 2010 to off the list this year. Other big closers: Boston College (down 27 places to a rank of 47), the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business (down 26 places to 75th), and Purdue University’s Krannert School of Business (down 20 spots to a rank of 54 this year). Some 13 of the 22 schools that fell in double digits were U.S. institutions and several of them are among the most highly regarded in the world, including the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, which fell 16 places to a rank of 46; Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, which also fell 16 spots to a rank of 57, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, which dropped 10 places to finish with a rank of 41, from 31 in 2010.

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