Ranking of Bath MBA


anujk

I just observed that MBA program at University of Bath is ranked 21 by Economist however it doesn?t even figure in FT rankings of top 100 programs. I am really intrigued by this and would like to understand why. I had a quick look at the methodologies and couldn?t figure out the reason.

One thing which did observe on the Bath MBA was that it doesn?t require GMAT score for admissions, however I am not convinced that this could be the single biggest factor.

I just observed that MBA program at University of Bath is ranked 21 by Economist however it doesn?t even figure in FT rankings of top 100 programs. I am really intrigued by this and would like to understand why. I had a quick look at the methodologies and couldn?t figure out the reason.

One thing which did observe on the Bath MBA was that it doesn?t require GMAT score for admissions, however I am not convinced that this could be the single biggest factor.
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Duncan

It's probably that Bath has an intake on a very low salary, and the percentage rise is pushing them up.

It's probably that Bath has an intake on a very low salary, and the percentage rise is pushing them up.
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ralph

Interesting. Duncan's theory sounds logical to me, but the Economist says that Bath's MBA graduates make about $130k a year, on average - more than even the higher-ranked London Business School. The salary rise is also higher at Bath (59% vs. 50%.)

In the Economist ranking, the factors that hurt Bath are the subjective ones: Whether the program "opens new career opportunities," etc.

Bath fell off the FT rankings last year - presumably due to lower average salary growth - but if the stats in the Economist are accurate, this wouldn't make sense either.

Interesting. Duncan's theory sounds logical to me, but the Economist says that Bath's MBA graduates make about $130k a year, on average - more than even the higher-ranked London Business School. The salary rise is also higher at Bath (59% vs. 50%.)

In the Economist ranking, the factors that hurt Bath are the subjective ones: Whether the program "opens new career opportunities," etc.

Bath fell off the FT rankings last year - presumably due to lower average salary growth - but if the stats in the Economist are accurate, this wouldn't make sense either.
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