Nine new extrants in the 2020 ranking means nine schools dropped out of the FT Global MBA ranking, including Arizona State, previously ranked 62, Michigan State, previously 65th, and Boston College, which was #67.
Most UK schools fell in the ranking, as did their average salary, reflecting uncertainty about Brexit in the last two or three years. Cranfield, 76th last year, has dramatically shifted its MBA business model in recent years and is perhaps the largest UK on-campus provider with its Apprenticeship MBA for the domestic market. Lancaster, #91 last year, has left the ranking, reflecting the last three years' cautious hiring market for UK MBAs. I expect this will turn around for the current class, and certainly I see hiring picking up.
Fordham, Incae, Grenoble and William & Mary also left the top 100.
Three of the nine new entrants are in Greater China, including Renmin and SUFE, both of which entered the top 50. Edhec returned to the ranking, after a year away in 2019, reflecting the programme's small size which can prevent the response volumes needed for the FT ranking. It remains in the top 30 for value for money, international mobility and international course experience. The percentage employed at three months has risen from 78% to 92%.
[Edited by Duncan on Dec 24, 2020]