Forbes 2011 Ranking of Global B-Schools

One of the more surprising data points in the survey is the relatively low pre-MBA salaries of incoming students into these international programs.  Along with GMAT and GPA scores, pre-MBA pay is often considered an indicator of student quality. Even accounting for differences in income levels in some countries, these numbers were quite low. At the National University of Singapore, the median pre-MBA salary for the class was a mere $14,000, while the equivalent number for China’s best known business school, CEIBS, was just $20,000.

2011 Forbes Ranking of Non-U.S. One-Year MBA Programs

Rank & School                2009 Rank    2007 Rank    Pre-MBA   Salary 2010         Salary Yrs to Breakeven
1. IMD 2 1 $80,000 $247,000 2.0
2. INSEAD 1 2 $73,000 $193,000 2.0
3. IE Business School 3 4 $44,000 $141,000 2.5
4. SDA Bocconi 8 6 $52,000 $152,000 2.4
5. Cambridge (Judge) 4 3 $66,000 $155,000 2.8
6. Oxford (Said) 5 7 $68,000 $156,000 2.9
7. Lancaster 7 8 $38,000 $86,000 1.9
8. Warwick NR NR $55,000 $130,000 3.1
9. City University (Cass) 6 9 $54,000 $124,000 2.9
10. Cranfield 9 5 $68,000 $132,000 3.1
11. EM Lyon 11 NR $59,000 $121,000 3.2
12. HEC-Montreal 10 11 $38,000 $90,000 3.0

Source: Forbes 2011 MBA rankings of international schools

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