Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Social To Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. CPG Product Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
NYU Stern | Mr. Brolic Bro
GRE 305, GPA 3.63
Tuck | Mr. Running To The Future
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
London Business School | Ms. Audit Meme
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Wharton | Mr. Mobility Entrepreneur
GMAT 760, GPA 1st Division
Harvard | Mr. Cricket From Kashmir
GMAT 730, GPA 8.5/10
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Aspiring Consultant
GMAT 690, GPA 3.68
HEC Paris | Mr. Analytics Consultant
GRE 326, GPA 9.05/10
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Manager
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Tuck | Mr. Land Management
GMAT 760, GPA 3.85
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Mr. Researcher
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Mr. Beer Guy
GRE 306, GPA 4.0
Harvard | The Insurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Tepper | Mr. Automotive Strategy
GMAT 670 - 700 on practice tests, GPA 3.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Backyard Homesteader
GRE 327, GPA 3.90
Wharton | Mr. Finance to MBB
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Ms. Social Impact Consulting
GRE 330, GPA 3.28
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

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.