Financial Times Global MBA Ranking Recognizes Babson College for Career Progress

F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business ranked among the top MBA programs worldwide

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Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business offers the No. 2 ranked MBA program for career progress worldwide—this according to the 2019 Financial Times Global Full-Time MBA Ranking.

Financial Times calculates Career Progress in terms of changes in seniority and company size after graduation.

Ninety-five percent of MBA students secured summer internships, and 83 percent were offered a job within three months of graduation. Learn more about career outcomes at Babson.

“We are pleased to be continually recognized by Financial Times for the career value we provide our students,” said Keith Rollag, Dean of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. “Whether they go on to launch a new venture, return to a family business, or instill Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® within existing organizations, we are proud to know our students use their Babson education to create economic and social value in whatever they pursue.”

According to the ranking, the average Babson full-time MBA alumnus salary three years after graduation is $140,409—up more than $8,700 since 2018.

Babson has jumped 21 spots since 2017, and 15 since 2018, in the overall ranking.


This ranking features the world’s best 100 full-time MBA programs. A total of 150 schools took part in the 2019 edition. All participating schools meet Financial Times’ entry criteria, including being accredited by Equis or the AACSB.

Financial Times surveys alumni three years after completing their MBA. For schools to enter the ranking calculations, Financial Times requires that a minimum of 20 percent of alumni reply to the survey, with at least 20 fully completed responses. About 8,000 from the class of 2015 completed our survey — a response rate of 38 percent.

The ranking has 20 criteria. Alumni responses inform eight criteria that together contribute 61 percent of its weight. Eleven criteria are calculated from school data, accounting for 29 percent of the ranking. The remaining criterion, the research rank, counts for 10 percent.

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About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 02/01/2019 03:01