Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
Yale | Ms. Biotech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.29
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Marine Executive Officer
GRE 322, GPA 3.28
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Global Empowerment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.66
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
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
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
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
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

Winners & Losers In The 2013 Financial Times MBA Ranking

On the other hand, there were 15 business schools that gladly took the places of the schools that fell off The Financial Times’ list. After No. 61 The Lisbon School, there was No. 64 Tilburg University in the Netherlands, No. 69 Mannheim Business School in Germany, No. 72 University of Bath’s School of Management, and No. 81 Tulane University’s Freeman School. The latter institution is currently embroiled in a major controversy because it recently admitted that it had supplied inaccurate data to U.S. News & World Report so it could be ranked higher on U.S. News’ ranking. Freeman admitted that it turned over inflated data on average GMAT scores and the number of applicants to the school for five consecutive years.

Double-Digit Winners in The Financial Times’ 2013 Global MBA Ranking

SchoolChange2013 Rank2012 Rank
UC-Irvine (Merage)+275481
University of British Columbia (Sauder)+255782
University College Dublin (Smurfit)+226486
Babson College+2080100
University of Iowa (Tippie)+167490
Sungkyunkwan University+155166
Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)+155974
Michigan State (Broad)+156277
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign+134457
ESADE+112233
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)+114556
University of St. Gallen+118293
Cambridge (Judge)+101626

 Source: The Financial Times’ 2013 global MBA ranking

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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.