Berkeley Haas | Mr. Low GPA High GRE
GRE 325, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Mr. Ambitious
GRE 323, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. Merchant Of Debt
GMAT 760, GPA 3.5 / 4.0 in Master 1 / 4.0 in Master 2
Tuck | Ms. Nigerian Footwear
GRE None, GPA 4.5
NYU Stern | Mr. Hail Mary 740
GMAT 740, GPA 2.94
Darden | Mr. Senior Energy Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.5
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Health Care Executive
GMAT 690, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Professional Boy Scout
GMAT 660, GPA 3.83
SDA Bocconi | Mr. Pharma Manager
GMAT 650, GPA 3,2
Chicago Booth | Mr. Finance Musician
GRE 330, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. London Artist
GMAT 730, GPA First Class Honours (4.0 equivalent)
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Young PM
GMAT 710, GPA 9.64/10
Wharton | Mr. Indian VC
GRE 333, GPA 3.61
MIT Sloan | Mr. Tech Enthusiast
GRE 325, GPA 6.61/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Midwest Dreamer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Foster School of Business | Ms. Diamond Dealer
GRE 308, GPA Merit
NYU Stern | Mr. Low Undergraduate GPA
GMAT 720 (Expected), GPA 2.49
Stanford GSB | Ms. Try Something New
GMAT 740, GPA 3.86
Darden | Mr. Military Missile Defense
GRE 317, GPA 3.26
Wharton | Mr. Army Bahasa
GRE 312, GPA 3.57
Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Public Service
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Strategy To Real Estate
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Ms. Standard Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.46
Harvard | Mr. 1st Gen Brazilian LGBT
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2

2012 Financial Times Ranking of the Best B-Schools

The 2012 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking

Rank & School2011 RankChangeWeighted SalaryPay Increase*
26. Cambridge (Judge)26$132,75896%
27. Warwick Business School58+31$118,15194%
28. Chinese Univ. of Hong KongNR+73*$100,408160%
29. Michigan (Ross)24-5$129,649101%
30. Erasmus (Rotterdam)36+6$103,628114%
31. Manchester Business School29-2$117,016116%
32. UCLA (Anderson)31-1$136,331108%
33. ESADE21-12$114,988115%
34. Nanyang Business School33-1$102,350129%
35. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)41+6$132,325109%
36. Cranfield34-2$125,19688%
37. University of Hong KongNR+64*$106,720121%
38. Virginia (Darden)41+3$134,936109%
38. City University (Cass)32-6$111,55286%
40. Emory (Goizueta)38-2$124,832111%
41. Australian School of Business35-6$118,94390%
42. SDA Bocconi28-14$102,854120%
43. Georgetown (McDonough)38-5$123,290107%
44. Toronto (Rotman)46+2$94,255101%
45. Rice (Jones)47+2$118,617117%
46. Indiana (Kelley)73+27$113,217118%
46. Melbourne Business School53+7$110,70178%
46. Imperial College37-9$104,61974%
49. Rochester (Simon)52+3$112,992129%
49. Penn State (Smeal)59+10$109,114125%

Source: The Financial Times 2012 global MBA ranking * Indicates that the school had to rise at least by the number of places and possibly more because the school was not on the FT top 100 last year.

(The next 25 best schools are on the following page)

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.