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NEWS: Financial Times 2017 Rankings Released

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Simon Business School is again listed among the world’s best business schools in an annual ranking published today by the Financial Times of London. In specialty rankings, Simon is 2nd in the world for finance and 5th in the world for economics. Simon is also ranked 38th among US business schools (from 41st last year).

“We are pleased to be ranked among the best business schools in the world by the Financial Times of London,” said Dean Andrew Ainslie. “We are particularly proud of our global reputation in finance and economics, based on the strong analytical and economics foundation that is the hallmark of a Simon education.” The School has appeared among the top 10 global business schools for finance since FT began publishing specialty rankings in 2000.

The annual survey was based this year on information collected from global business schools and their Class of 2013 graduates.

Business schools are ranked by the Financial Times annually based on the following criteria: the career progression accrued from the MBA, diversity, and research. Other factors include: placement statistics (such as salary percentage increase and weighted salaries); measures of the diversity of schools’ students, faculty, and board members; and statistics of our faculty and their research in 45 internationally refereed journals.

Simon improved on several key metrics including salary percentage increase (up 15.7 percent), value for money rank (up 21 spots), career progression rank (up 12 spots), aims achieved (up nearly 4 percent), career services rank (up 4 spots), international mobility rank (up 13 spots), and international course experience rank (up 11 spots).

“Key measures of a business school are the satisfaction and success of its graduates,” says Ainslie. “We are immensely proud of our alumni and their accomplishments continue to underscore the value of their Simon education.”

The Simon Business School curriculum is an economics-based, analytical conditioning program for the real world; with a core that pushes students to meet diverse business challenges. Simon graduates are highly sought after for their rigorous approach to complex management issues and for leading organizations to innovate, grow, and deliver exceptional performance. Our renowned faculty produces groundbreaking ideas that have impacted the way business is conducted around the globe.


Simon offers a rigorously quantitative, economics-based approach to decision-making in one of the most diverse student communities of any business school in America. Our degree programs inspire a new level of clarity: about how analytical frameworks drive success in business; about what it takes to collaborate and manage in the contemporary, global workplace; and about professional growth and goals.


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