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Top 10 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 Harvard Business School earn up to $180,000 a year 3 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 10 MBA programmes in the world*:

*Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017


7. Columbia Business School

Accreditation: AACSB

An MBA at Columbia Business School is a tempting prospect indeed, not least because of its amazing location in one of the world's major commercial hubs, New York City. Columbia's faculty fosters an entrepreneurial spirit in its MBA cohort by bridging the gap between academic and industry theory, imparting functional skills in the process. Seeing as its graduates report a 106% salary increase 3 years after leaving it certainly seems that an MBA from Columbia will be worth your while. 

Fees: $71,544 (£54,490) per academic year

View our Columbia University and Columbia Business School profiles