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Top Five MBA Programmes in the World

The illustrious MBA, a qualification sought out by thousands of budding business men and women year on year. And despite some negative press for MBAs the evidence actually suggests that now is a great time to enrol at a business school. The average salary for graduates of AMBA accredited business schools is just over £82,000 a year, and when you look around the world it's a similar story, for example graduates of Stanford Graduate School of Business earn up to $214,000 a year three years after leaving.

Study your MBA at a lower-ranked, and worse still, non-accredited business school and the benefits start to dwindle. So we're here to help. Click through the gallery below for our countdown of the top five MBA programmes in the world*:

*Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020

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5. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Accreditation: AACSB

CEIBS is most certainly an MBA programme on the rise. The programme was only launched 25 years ago but has consistently ranked in the top 25 globally by FT. While CEIBS cannot match the history and tradition of many of the other top ten universities, the stats are just as impressive: 94% of graduates are employed within three months and the salary increase is a staggering 187%, the highest of any programme. Expect CEIBS to become a mainstay of this list in years to come.

Fees: 438,000 Chinese Yuan (£48,139) for the entire course. 

View China Europe International Business School profile.