Tepper | Mr. Insurance Dude
GMAT 660, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Ms. Indian Marketer
GMAT 680, GPA 8.9/10
NYU Stern | Mr. Middle Eastern Warrior
GMAT 720 (Estimated), GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Chile Real Estate
GMAT 740, GPA 3.02
Yale | Mr. Sustainability Manager
GRE 319, GPA 3.52
NYU Stern | Mr. Beer Guy
GRE 306, GPA 4.0
Wharton | Mr. Finance to MBB
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Ms. Legal Officer
GMAT 700, GPA 4
Harvard | Mr. Cricket From Kashmir
GMAT 730, GPA 8.5/10
Stanford GSB | Ms. Education Non-profit
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Social To Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
Wharton | Mr. Mobility Entrepreneur
GMAT 760, GPA 1st Division
HEC Paris | Mr. Business Man
GMAT 720, GPA 3.89
Harvard | Mr. Football Author
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Admission
GRE 329, GPA 3.99
Chicago Booth | Mr. Plantain & Salami
GMAT 580, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Running To The Future
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Digital Finance
GRE 327, GPA 3.47
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filling In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
Tuck | Mr. Tech PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Tech Impact
GMAT 730, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
London Business School | Ms. Social Impact Consulting
GRE 330, GPA 3.28

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.