Olin slips in latest Financial Times global MBA ranking, remains strong in US

  • February 12, 2024
  • By Jill Young Miller
  • 1 minute read

WashU Olin lost ground in the Financial Times ranking of global MBA programs, ending a five-year upward trend by dropping 18 spots globally, from 31 to 49 in the tally, according to the 2024 ranking released today.

The school tied with Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business.

Meanwhile, Olin ranked 25 among the 43 US schools in the ranking. Last year, Olin was 18 among 46 US schools.

On the bright side, Olin’s rank in research remained at 15 globally. And Olin’s international course experience rank was 9 because of its MBA global immersion program, which has changed formats since the Financial Times survey.

The Financial Times made significant changes to its methodology last year, which affected Olin’s ranking. For instance, the weighted salary and salary increase decreased in value from 20% to 16%. Thus, from the previous survey of Olin MBA alumni, the weighted salary decreased to $155,128, dropping Olin from 37 to 50, even though Olin’s percentage salary increase rose from 130% to 141%.

The decrease in salary also affected Olin’s value for money rank, which dropped from 70 to 80. The percentage of students employed at three months was 86%, dropping Olin from 23 to 61. Last year, 94% had jobs.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School topped the US and global rankings.

About the Author

Jill Young Miller

Jill Young Miller

As research translator for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to highlight professors’ research by “translating” their work into stories. Before coming to Olin, I was a communications specialist at WashU’s Brown School. My background is mostly in newspapers including as a journalist for Missouri Lawyers Media, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post and the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida.