Stanford GSB | Mr. Minority Champ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Health Care Executive
GMAT 690, GPA 3.3
NYU Stern | Mr. Low Gmat
GMAT 690, GPA 73.45 % (No GPA in undergrad)
Harvard | Mr. Nonprofit Social Entrepreneur
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Improve Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Wake Up & Grind
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 318 current; 324 intended, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Indian Telecom ENG
GRE 340, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. 1st Gen Brazilian LGBT
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2
USC Marshall | Mr. Ambitious
GRE 323, GPA 3.01
Stanford GSB | Ms. East Africa Specialist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.34
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
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Low GPA High GRE
GRE 325, GPA 3.2
Darden | Mr. Senior Energy Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Finance Musician
GRE 330, GPA 3.6
NYU Stern | Mr. Hail Mary 740
GMAT 740, GPA 2.94
Harvard | Mr. London Artist
GMAT 730, GPA First Class Honours (4.0 equivalent)
Harvard | Mr. Professional Boy Scout
GMAT 660, GPA 3.83
SDA Bocconi | Mr. Pharma Manager
GMAT 650, GPA 3,2
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

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.