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FT Masters in Management ranking 2021: methodology and key


This is the 17th edition of the FT position of Masters in Administration (MiM) programmes.

A history 124 MiM programmes took component in the position approach in 2021, up from 114 in 2020. Educational facilities have to meet strict criteria in buy to be qualified. Their programmes have to be comprehensive-time, cohort-primarily based and schools have to be accredited by possibly AACSB or Equis. Classes have to be directed at pupils with minimal or no perform encounter. The position covers common management programmes, not specialised kinds.

The table is calculated in accordance to data collected through two individual surveys. The very first is done by the business schools and the next by alumni who concluded their MiM in 2018.

The FT generally necessitates a reaction rate of 20 per cent of alumni, with a minimal of 20 responses, for a school to enter the position calculations. Thanks to the pandemic, the FT deemed schools with a lower reaction rate. Some seven,four hundred alumni done this year’s study — a reaction rate of about 29 per cent.

FT Masters in Administration position 2021 — prime a hundred

A lecture at London Business School
London Organization College is ranked fourth in the league table

Locate out which schools are in our position of Masters in Administration degrees. Learn how the table was compiled and examine the rest of our coverage at

The position has seventeen criteria. Alumni responses notify seven criteria that with each other add 58 details of the ranking’s whole body weight. The remaining 10 criteria are calculated from school knowledge and account for 38 details of the body weight.

For this year, the whole body weight for the table is ninety six details. Thanks to the travel limitations prompted by the pandemic, the body weight for the worldwide program encounter class has been reduced. This steps students’ overseas publicity all through their diploma.

The present regular income of alumni has the highest weighting, at 20 details. Regional salaries are transformed to US dollars employing acquiring electrical power parity rates (PPP) equipped by the IMF. The salaries of non-revenue and public support workers, and comprehensive-time pupils, are eliminated. Salaries are normalised by getting rid of the really highest and least expensive salaries reported.

Income boost is the next most important criterion, with a weighting of 10 details. It is primarily based on the regular difference in alumni income involving their very first MiM-level job after completion and their present income, three decades after completion. 50 % of the body weight is utilized to the absolute income boost and the other half is utilized to the relative percentage boost.

Where accessible, data collected around the past three decades is used for alumni criteria. Responses from 2021 carry 50 per cent of the whole body weight and people from 2020 and 2019 every account for 25 per cent. Excluding income-connected criteria, if only two decades of knowledge are accessible, the weighting is break up sixty:forty if knowledge are from 2021 and 2020, or 70:30 if from 2021 and 2019. For income figures, the weighting is 50:50 for two years’ knowledge, to negate inflation-connected distortions.

Info delivered by schools are used to evaluate the diversity of instructing staff members, board users and pupils in accordance to gender and nationality and the worldwide attain of the programme. For gender criteria, schools with a 50:50 (male: woman) composition obtain the highest score.

When calculating worldwide diversity, in addition to the percentage of worldwide pupils and school at a school — the figures published — the FT also considers the proportion of worldwide pupils and school by citizenship.

A score is then calculated for every school. Very first, Z-scores — formulation that mirror the vary of scores involving the prime and base school — are calculated for every position criterion. These scores are then weighted and additional with each other to give a last score. Educational facilities are ranked in accordance to these scores, producing the FT Masters in Administration position of 2021.

After discounting the schools that did not meet the reaction rate threshold from the alumni study, a very first model is calculated employing all remaining schools. The school at the base is eliminated and a next model is calculated, and so on right until the last position is arrived at.

Other data in the table — programme length, the variety of pupils enrolled, in general gratification and the percentage of pupils who undertake internships — does not add towards the position. (See the important to the position down below.)

Judith Pizer of Pizer-MacMillan acted as the FT’s databases specialist.

Important: weights for position criteria are shown in brackets as details.

The whole table body weight adds up to ninety six details.

Income today US$: regular income three decades after completion (not used in the position calculation), US$ PPP equal (acquiring electrical power parity. See methodology at †*

Weighted income US$ (20): regular graduate income three decades after completion, adjustment for income variations involving sectors, US$ PPP equal. †*

Income boost (10): regular difference in alumni income involving completion and today. 50 % of this determine is calculated in accordance to the absolute boost and half in accordance to the relative percentage boost. †*

Value for funds (five): calculated in accordance to alumni salaries today, service fees and other expenses. †*

Vocation progress (five): calculated in accordance to improvements in the level of seniority and the sizing of organization alumni are functioning for involving completion and today. †*

Aims reached (five): the extent to which alumni fulfilled their objectives for accomplishing a masters. †*

Careers support rank (five): usefulness of the occupations support in supporting scholar recruitment, rated by alumni. †*

Employed at three months % (five): percentage of the most recent finishing course that discovered work within three months of finishing their program. Determine in brackets is the percentage of the course for which the school was equipped to give knowledge. §

Feminine school % (five): percentage of woman school as of April 1. ‡

Feminine pupils % (five): percentage of women on the masters programme on March 31. ‡

Women on board % (1): percentage of women on the school advisory board. ‡

Worldwide school % (five): calculated in accordance to the diversity of school (on April 1) by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from their country of work — the determine published in the table.

Worldwide pupils % (five): calculated in accordance to the diversity of present MiM pupils by citizenship and the percentage whose citizenship differs from the country in which they analyze — the determine in the table.

Worldwide board % (1): percentage of the board whose citizenship differed from the school’s home country.

Worldwide mobility (8): calculated in accordance to improvements in the country of work of alumni involving completion and today. Alumni citizenship is taken into account. †*

Worldwide program encounter (four): calculated in accordance to regardless of whether the most recent finishing masters course carried out exchanges and organization internships, long lasting at least a month, in countries other than exactly where the school is primarily based. Virtual experiences are not integrated. An regular calculation was taken from the 2021 study and the past two years’ worldwide program encounter knowledge (2020 and 2019), if accessible. For schools that have taken component for the very first time this year, only knowledge from the 2021 study ended up used. Thanks to travel limitations prompted by the pandemic, some schools ended up unable to give recent knowledge for this class. If you are a possible scholar, you should make contact with the school to test if they offer analyze visits and internships overseas. †§

Added languages (1): the variety of languages essential on graduation, excluding English.

School with doctorates % (6): percentage of school with doctoral degrees at April 1.

The classes down below are for data only and are not used in the ranking calculations.

Ordinary program length (months): regular length of the masters programme.

Variety enrolled 2020-21: variety of pupils who enrolled in the very first year of the masters programme in the past year.

Over-all gratification: regular evaluation by alumni of the masters program, scored out of 10. After alumni answered several thought
s about their masters encounter, like the excellent of the school’s occupations support, they ended up requested to rate their in general gratification, on a 10-issue scale.

Corporation internships (%): the percentage of the past finishing course that undertook internships as component of the programme. §

† Involves knowledge for the present and 1 or two previous decades exactly where accessible.

‡ For all gender-connected criteria, schools with a 50:50 (male/woman) composition obtain the highest score.

* Info from alumni who done their programmes in 2018 integrated.

§ Done MiM involving March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.