LBS MBA returns to the FT’s top 10

London Business School’s MBA has been ranked eighth in the world by the Financial Times

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London Business School’s (LBS) MBA has been named one of the world’s best by the Financial Times (FT).

The School’s MBA ranks eighth in the publication's annual ranking of MBA programmes and joint fourth in the world for Aims Achieved (91%), a measure of the extent to which the programme helps students to achieve their objectives for enrolling on the MBA.

The percentage of LBS MBA students who accepted a job offer three months out from graduation remains high (90%) in a difficult market, where other top schools have seen significant drops.

The programme scores highly for the quality of
LBS faculty research publications in 50 academic journals (seventh in the world), while the school climbed 25 places to number 12 for its teaching on ESG and net zero.

Supported by
Forever Forward, the School’s ambitious and transformational £200m fundraising campaign – which includes a target of £60m to double its scholarship offering and attract diverse minds from around the world – the percentage of women on the School’s MBA has also risen to 43%. This is above the 42% industry benchmark reported by the Forté Foundation, a non-profit partner organisation that works to improve gender diversity in business schools.

Graham Hastie, Associate Dean, Degree Education at LBS, says:

"We are proud to rank among the top ten MBA programmes worldwide and to rank fourth in the world for Aims Achieved – a measure of the extent to which the LBS MBA helps our students to achieve their goals.

"Our strong employment outcomes, even in a difficult market, are testament to our ability to recruit top talent from a global pool and to the world-class teaching and research our students benefit from at LBS.

"Research is the beating heart of LBS – it is one of the four pillars of our Forever Forward campaign. Through Forever Forward, we aim to raise £50m, increasing our faculty chairs from seven to 17 and funding more ground-breaking research that has a profound impact on business and on the way business impacts the world."

The FT Global MBA ranking is an annual ranking of the world’s top 100 business schools, which is derived from 21 metrics that measure career progress, diversity and research/ESG.

The ranking is calculated from data going back three years and this year is based on responses from the MBA classes of 2020, 2019 and 2018.