Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Harvard | Mr. Armenian Geneticist
GRE 331, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Travelpreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 2.68
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
IU Kelley | Mr. Fortune 500
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.2
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthtech Venture
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Senior Research Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.58
Stanford GSB | Mr. Doctor Who
GRE 322, GPA 4.0
Rice Jones | Mr. Carbon-Free Future
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Data Savvy Engineer
GRE 316, GPA 2.92
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9

The Financial Times Historical MBA Rankings

A DOZEN YEARS WORTH OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES’ RANKINGS FROM 2001 TO 2012

Rank & SchoolIndex2012 RankHighest RankLowest Rank
  1. Pennsylvania (Wharton)100.0313
  2. Harvard Business School99.3215
  3. Stanford GSB97.4117
  4. Columbia97.2527
  5. London96.9419
  6. INSEAD95.2648
  7. Chicago (Booth)94.012312
  8. MIT (Sloan)92.27614
  9. New York (Stern)90.717717
10. Dartmouth (Tuck)89.019719
11. IMD87.9131115
12. Yale86.820920
13. IESE Business School86.59925
14. IE Business School85.88635
15. Northwestern (Kellogg)85.416924
16. Duke (Fuqua)80.8151528
17. UC-Berkeley (Haas)80.4141332
18. Michigan (Ross)78.4291430
19. Oxford (Said)77.1201635
20. Virginia (Darden)76.1381441
21. Cornell (Johnson)75.2241336
22. Emory (Goizueta)70.0402242
23. Cambridge (Judge)69.6261042
24, Manchester67.3312248
25. HEC-Paris67.0181867

Source: The Financial Times full-time global MBA rankings NR means not ranked

(See next page for tables of The Financial Times’ historical rankings from 2001 to 2012)

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.