The College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business is one of the world’s top 100 business schools, according to England’s Financial Times newspaper.
The Mason School of Business is 94th in this year’s rankings, released this week by the venerable London broadsheet. It is ranked 41st among U.S. schools in the survey.
The school enters the top 100 this year, after being excluded in last year’s survey.
The Financial Times surveys alumni who have been out for three years and measures career progression in terms of salary increase and career progress. Career progress is defined as the degree to which the alumni have moved up the career ladder since graduation. Progress is measured through changes in level of seniority and the size of company in which they are employed.
Three years out, Mason School of Business grads have an average salary of $120,750 and salary growth of 34 percent.
“The Financial Times ranking is significant because it measures our graduates’ actual career progress and compares that with other schools. We are pleased to be one of the best in the world,” said Dean Lawrence B. Pulley.
The top school in the Financial Times’ business school rankings is the Columbia University/London Business School combined U.S./UK program. The rest of the top 5 is China’s Hong Kong UST Business School, Triem Paris/LSE/New York University program, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and the IE Business School in Spain.
The Mason School of Business is the only Virginia school in the Financial Times rankings.