By The Numbers: How Global Is Your MBA Experience?

CEIBS campus

CEIBS campus


Of course, HKUST excels in one metric: International mobility – pre- and post-MBA international experience. Here, the school rose 25 spots over the past decade. While HKUST ranked 9th in this measure, the real movement came from a Chinese rival – CEIBS – which vaulted from 99th to 32nd over the same period. Outside China, the biggest five year mobility gains came from Imperial College (+21) and Penn State (+19).

In the end, this is a relatively contradictory metric – particularly since the Financial Times doesn’t release the underlying data behind it. For example, the University of Washington (Foster) nearly doubled its international student population to 34% in five years…yet dropped 25 spots in mobility? The same is true of California-Irvine, which pushed its international student population over 50% — and still plummeted 23 spots in mobility. Then again, such results could reflect a weaker overall business experience in the international students recruited by these schools.

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