Weights for ranking criteria are shown in brackets as a percentage

Salary today US$: average graduate’s salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent (purchasing power parity, see Methodology). This figure is not used in the ranking.†

Weighted salary US$ (20): average graduate’s salary today with adjustment for salary variations between industry sectors, US$ PPP equivalent.†

Value for money (5): calculated according to alumni salaries today, course length, fees and other costs.

Careers (10): calculated according to career status of alumni three years after graduation. Progression is measured according to seniority and size of company.†

Aims achieved (5): extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals for doing their masters.†

Placement success (5): effectiveness of the careers service in supporting student recruitment, as rated by alumni.†

Employed at three months % (5): percentage of most recent class that found employment within three months of graduating. Figure in brackets is the percentage of the class for which the school was able to provide data.

Female faculty % (4): percentage of female faculty. For gender-related criteria, schools with a 50:50 (male/female) composition receive the highest score.

Female students % (4): percentage of female students on the masters.

Women on board % (1): percentage of female members on the school advisory board.

International faculty % (5): calculated according to faculty diversity by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from their country of employment – the figure published in the table.

International students % (5): calculated according to the diversity of current master’s students by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from country of study – the figure published in the table.

International board % (2): percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the school’s home country.

Faculty with doctorates % (6): percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees.

International mobility (10): calculated according to changes in the country of employment of alumni between graduation and today.†

International course experience (10): calculated according to whether the most recent graduating class undertook exchanges, company internships or study trips in countries other than where the business school is based.

Languages (3): number of extra languages required on graduation.

Course fee (local currency): average programme fees paid by the most recently enrolled class, in the currency of the country where the school is based. This includes all fees required to complete the programme.

Course length (months): minimum length of the masters programme.

Number enrolled 2012/13: number of students who enrolled on the first year of the masters programme in the past year (May 2 2012 to May 1 2013).

Relevant degree: whether an undergraduate degree in management, business or economics is required to enrol on the masters programme.

Company internships (%): the percentage of the last graduating class that completed company internships as part of the programme.

† Includes data for the current and one or two preceding years where available

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