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Financial Times recently released its 2012 annual ranking of full-time MBA programs, ranking the Broad College at 77th globally and 40th among U.S. colleges.

Result highlights include placing 1st in the U.S. and 2nd out of all business schools in the world in “placement success.” Broad has been among the top four in this category nearly every year since 2001. The program also placed 2nd in the world in “Human Resources” based on alumni responses regarding subject area teaching quality. In addition, Broad placed 29th in the U.S. and 49th globally in “alumni recommended rank.”

“This year, Financial Times ranked 150 internationally accredited business schools worldwide, so it is one indicator of our success among our global competitors,” says Karyll Shaw, associate dean for MBA and Professional Master’s Programs. “While we celebrate our achievements, we also continue our work to create quality student learning experiences that focus on value creation in the global marketplace, which is so important in business today.”

Financial Times surveys graduates three years after they complete their degree to assess the impact of the MBA on their subsequent career progression and salary growth. This year’s ranking was determined using data collected from the Class of 2008 and from business schools. Of note is that Broad was not included in the Financial Times ranking process in 2011 because of insufficient information provided by the Class of 2007 (not enough of them divulged salary information in their responses to meet the publication’s minimum requirements for inclusion).

Another consistently high ranking category for the Broad College has been its “FT research rank,” which remains in the top 40 this year at a three-way tie for 38th globally. It is calculated according to the number of faculty publications in 40 academic and practitioner journals.

Full 2012 Financial Times ranking