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
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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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.