Kellogg | Mr. Multinational Strategy
GRE 305, GPA 3.80
MIT Sloan | Mr. Semiconductor Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.68
Stanford GSB | Mr. 750
GMAT 750, GPA 3.43
Columbia | Ms. Cybersecurity
GRE 322, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Global Perspective
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. JMZ
GMAT 750, GPA 3.47
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
IU Kelley | Mr. Businessman Engineer
GMAT 690, GPA 7.26/10
MIT Sloan | Mr. Surgery to MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. NCAA to MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Wharton | Mr. Data Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 7.76/10
IU Kelley | Ms. Marketing Manager
GRE 294, GPA 2.5
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Consulting Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Hopeful CXO
GMAT 750, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
SDA Bocconi | Mr. Hotel International
GMAT 570, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Foster School of Business | Mr. CPG Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.9
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Tuck | Mr. South African FinTech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.08
London Business School | Mr. Indian Electric Tech
GMAT 620, GPA 3.5

2012 Financial Times Ranking of the Best B-Schools

Rank & School2011 RankChangeWeighted SalaryPay Increase*
51. CoppeadNR+50*$110,103151%
51. Texas A&M (Mays)44-7$108,606134%
51. Texas-Austin (McCombs)49-2$108,606134%
54. Peking Univ. (Guanghua)NR+47*$79,914201%
54. University of Cape Town GSB60+6$141,49090%
56. North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)62+6$118,95992%
57. Illinois-Urbana-Champaign46-11$105,726117%
58. Maryland (Smith)40-18$109,37592%
59. York (Schulich)49-10$88,283100%
59. Purdue (Krannert)74+15$103,304112%
61. Washington (Olin)NR+40*$106,668105%
61. Vanderbilt (Owen)51-10$114,265101%
61. Southern California (Marshall)64+3$121,06094%
61. McGill (Desauteis)57-4$89,62397%
65. Hult International61-4$100,63195%
66. Sungkyunkwan UniversityNR+35*$100,779102%
66. Ohio State (Fisher)72+6$105,426113%
68. Western Ontario (Ivey)46-22$100,73888%
69. Boston College (Carroll)74+5$109,44095%
70. Vierick Leuven Gent55-15$94,66188%
71. Lancaster University41-30$97,12488%
72. Minnesota (Carlson)NR+29*$108,99496%
73. Univ. of Washington (Foster)86+13$109,08890%
74. Georgia Institute of Technology97+23$110,11686%
74. Wisconsin School of Business63-11$108.990109%

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.

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.