It’s a good time to be an MBA student.

The job market for MBA graduates hasn’t been this good in ten years. Around the world, more companies are hiring or planning to hire business school graduates in 2015, and salaries are expected to increase with a median starting salary of $100,000 in the US – an increase of $5,000 on 2014.

But which business schools offer the best MBA programmes?

According to the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2015, which is based on factors including gender diversity and alumni salaries, the US dominates the list of top 20 business schools for MBAs.

Harvard Business School tops the league table across the board, with an average salary of almost $180,000 three years after graduation, followed by London Business School and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

According to the latest survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council, 84% of companies are looking to recruit MBAs this year. At the height of the financial crisis, that figure was just 62%.

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The demand for MBA graduates is highest in energy and utilities, with an 18% jump over the past year. companymbahires

 

Author: Jenny Soffel, Website Editor, World Economic Forum

Image: Profile of students taking their seats for the diploma ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge REUTERS/Brian Snyder.