Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University took 34th place in the 2017 Global MBA Ranking by the UK's Financial Times (FT) of the best 100 programs released on January 30, 2017, once again making the list of FT's top 50 business schools worldwide and reconfirming its position as one of China's leading business schools.

Antai is currently the only Chinese business school that has made it into all four of the FT's key rankings of the best 40 programs worldwide: besides the placement in the 2017 FT Global MBA Ranking, the school also came in 7th in the 2016 FT Global EMBA Ranking, 9th in the 2016 FT Global Executive Education-Customized Ranking and 33rd in the 2016 FT Global Master in Management Ranking.

Antai's MBA program remains committed to helping students in developing and executing on their career path, the results of which were reflected in the core graduate career development indicators of the FT rankings. Employment rates, salary increases from pre-MBA levels, employment outcome, career progress, cost performance and salaries three years post-graduation at Antai ranked 1st, 2nd, 17th, 23rd, 31st and 52nd respectively.

Despite the global economic downturn, the average MBA alumni salary three years after graduation at Antai stood at US$123,330, up 11 percent compared to 2016 and 32 percent compared to 2015, demonstrating that Antai's MBA alumni are being increasingly sought out and recognized by companies.

Backed by stellar academic credentials, Antai's MBA program instructors are senior executives or independent directors, or lead collaborative efforts with local businesses. Beyond their international outlook, they are also actively involved in understanding business at the local level. The FT rankings confirmed Antai's steady and continuous improvement in their academic and scientific research indicators, with 92 percent of the instructors having a PhD, taking second place for this ranking.

Antai has been committed to globalization for years, proven by the increasing proportion of international students in its programs. Its international program is ranked 27th globally. Antai's MBA program, a combination of study abroad, campus exchanges and dual-degree courses, is further enriched by the abundant international educational resources. Nearly 80 percent of its students continue their studies abroad upon completion of the program.

As China's first business school with a triple accreditation - accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) -, Antai has demonstrated its leadership in terms of global authoritative rankings. Shanghai Jiao Tong University's business and management program placed 43rd in the 2016 QS World MBA rankings, with four of its business management-related programs listed among the world's top 100.

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