The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2007
(29 January 2007)
The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2007 has been published today. Durham Business School’s global position is 96th, previously 94th. This ranking was compiled using responses and data relating to the 2003 MBA cohort.
We are excited and very pleased to see that the School has surged ahead in the career progress criterion - with a global ranking of 2nd – positioning us as number one in the UK. The career progression criterion measures: “the degree to which alumni have moved up the career ladder three years after graduation. The progression is measured through changes in level of seniority and the size of company in which they are employed”. This is great news and such an achievement serves to confirm that we are contributing positively to the long term progression and success of our graduates, for example by continuing to focus on the `softer` leadership skills. The School has also risen to 7th in the world for international students and to 13th globally for its international faculty. Coupled with a 19th position for our international board this reaffirms the School’s position as a leading player in the international arena. These results will contribute towards and help in maintaining our international standing the next European Business School Rankings. In December the School ranked at 18th globally and 6th in the UK - a significant rise of17 places in this influential league table. The curriculum development and innovations which have enhanced the MBA student experience over the past three years, for example the Boardroom Simulation, will begin to be reflected in the rankings in 2008.