LBS achieves Top 3 in the Global MBA Ranking

London Business School’s MBA is today recognised yet again as one of the best in the world as it takes a top 3 spot in the FT Global MBA Ranking. This is a move up of one place from last year’s survey.


London Business School’s programme did especially well in the categories measuring post-MBA employment and also the level of international diversity and experience. Its MBA is the best in the world outside the US, with the top two spots taken by the schools at Harvard and Stanford.

Gareth Howells, Executive Director of MBA and MiF programmes, said: ‘The London Business School MBA programme is demonstrating its impact in a tough economic and globally competitive work environment.

‘Our aim is to equip tomorrow’s global business leaders with the global exposure and mindset demanded more than ever by employers. London Business School is a diverse school and this is reflected in the strong position we maintained in the survey’s international measures.  

‘Perhaps most significantly, our students achieved the highest employment rate among top tier schools – 95% - as they put their experience into effect.’

Key aspects of the 2014 rankings for London Business School include:

  • International experience, comprising international exchange, internships, Global Business Experiences and student treks, improved three places in the ranking to seventh position.
  • International mobility, reflecting the school’s global outlook, maintained and awarded second-highest ranking. 
  • Alumni recommendations are as strong as ever, maintaining fourth position. 

One hundred business schools appear in the ranking, which is derived from 20 metrics with a primary focus on career success. This includes the current salary of the business school’s MBA class of 2010 three years after graduation. The rankings are calculated from data going back three years and this year are based on the MBA classes of 2010. The FT Ranking methodology is independently audited.