Masters in Management: St Gallen tops the Financial Times’ ranking
Business Schools Barbara Barkhausen, October 5th, 2016 / 10-12-2016
The University of St Gallen’s business school (picture) is at the head of the FT’s masters in management ranking for the sixth time in a row. The Swiss school outperformed France’s HEC Paris and Essec Business School which have remained second and third, respectively, for the third year running.
The masters in management programme differs from the MBA as it accepts younger, unexperienced students. The average age of participants is 22 years and almost no one has more than two years of work experience to offer and some none at all.
The Financial Times' 2016 ranking features a record 90 programmes, which is an increase up from 70 in 2014. The ranking table overwhelmingly features French and English schools, accounting for 44 per cent of all schools. Overall there are schools from 25 countries included this year. To determine who is worthy of the accolade the paper conducted two surveys: one of the business schools and the other of alumni who graduated three years ago. It takes into account how successful these alumni have become and the salary they’re earning three years after graduation.
The average salary of St Gallen’s alumni was 102,000 US dollars, a considerable increase from the 90,000 US dollars last year. The school also rated highly in student satisfaction, international mobility, international experience, value for money and job placement.
Top Ten Masters in Management:
- University of St Gallen, Switzerland
- HEC Paris, France
- Essec Business School, France
- ESCP Europe, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy
- Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Netherlands
- London Business School, UK
- IE Business School, Spain
- WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria
- WHU Beisheim, Germany
- Esade Business School, Spain