June 18, 2012 12:25 am

Rankings: Key to the table

Salary today US$ (20) [20]: The average alumni salaries three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent. Includes alumni salary data for the current year and the preceding year, where available

Salary increase (n/a) [20]: The average difference in alumni salary between before the MBA and today. Half of this figure is calculated from the absolute salary increase, and half according to the percentage increase relative to pre-MBA salary – the “salary percentage increase” figure published in the post-experience table

Value for money rank (5) [3]: Calculated using the salary earned by alumni today, course length, fees and other costs, including the opportunity cost of not working for the duration of the Masters programme

Careers rank (10) [7]: The career status of alumni three years after graduation.
Progression is measured according to level of seniority and the size of company in which alumni are employed

Aims achieved % (5) [3]: The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing a Masters in Finance. This is measured as a percentage of total returns for a school

Placement success rank (5) [3]: Alumni who used the careers service at their business school were asked to rank its effectiveness in their job search

Employed at three months % (5) [3]: Percentage of the most recent graduating class that were in employment three months after graduation.

The figure in brackets shows the percentage of the class for which the school was able to provide employment data

Women faculty % (3) [3]: Percentage of female faculty.

For the three gender-related criteria, schools that have 50:50 gender composition receive the highest score

Women students % (3) [3]: Percentage of female students

Woman board % (1) [2]: Percentage of female members of the advisory board

International faculty % (5) [5]: Percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment

International students % (5) [5]: Percentage of students whose citizenship differs from the country in which they are studying

International board % (2) [3]: Percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is based

Faculty with doctorates % (6) [6]: Percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree

International mobility rank (10) [7]: A measure based on changes in the country of employment of alumni between graduation and today

International course experience rank (10) [7]: Weighted average of four criteria that measure international exposure during the Masters programme

Languages (5) [n/a]: Number of additional languages required on graduation from the Masters programme

Course length (months): The length of the Masters programme

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