I just got this in a few moments ago. Go team.
London Business School gains No.1 spot in Financial Times MBA ranking 2009
We’re delighted to share the following announcement with our alumni community:
"In the annual Financial Times MBA ranking published today, London Business School’s MBA programme has been ranked joint number one in the world alongside University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, and first in Europe.
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, said: "This is an outstanding result and I would like to thank everyone in, and associated with, the School who has helped us achieve this ranking.
"It is a further example of strong performance across our programme portfolio. Our EMBA-Global programme, run in partnership with Columbia Business School, has already been ranked number one in the world for Executive MBAs.
"Such rankings cannot be definite statements of quality, but they do provide independent evidence about our progress in striving to achieve our vision of becoming the pre-eminent global business school."
The Financial Times report highlights the global nature of the School with specific reference to the high proportion of international students (91%) and international faculty (84%).
Commenting on the result, Sabine Vinck, Associate Dean MBA and MiF Programmes, said: "I am particularly pleased that in today’s ranking we have been recognised as one of the most internationally diverse schools in the world.
"Of the top ten schools, we have the highest percentage of international students, the highest international mobility ranking, and the highest international experience ranking. It is this diverse, global outlook which sets us apart from the competition and is key to the London Business School experience."
The top five business schools worldwide, as ranked by the Financial Times are; London Business School and University of Pennsylvania: Wharton joint first, followed by Harvard, Columbia Business School and INSEAD.
This ranking’s methodology uses data provided by business schools and their alumni who graduated three years ago, examining three categories: alumni salaries and career development, diversity and international reach of the business school and the MBA programme, and the research capabilities of each school."
The full report is available on the FT website.
Many thanks for your continued support!
Sarah Seedsman (SLN2000)
Director, Alumni Relations