Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University took 34th place in the 2017 Global MBA Ranking by the leading business news organization Financial Times (FT) of the best 100 global programs released on Jan. 30, rising five places from last year 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: 34th in the 2017 FT Global MBA Ranking, 7th in the 2016 FT Global Executive MBA 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 their career path, the results of which were reflected in the core graduate career development indicators of the FT ranking. Employment rate at three months, salary increase, careers service, career progress, value for money and weighted salary at Antai ranked 1st, 2nd, 17th, 23rd, 31st and 52nd respectively.

The average MBA alumni salary three years after graduation at Antai was USD 123,330, up 11 percent compared to 2016 and 32 percent compared to 2015, demonstrating that MBA alumni of Antai are being increasingly recognized by companies despite the global economic downturn.

In addition to profound academic background, Antai's MBA program teachers serve as senior executives or independent directors, or lead collaborative projects with local businesses. Beyond their international outlook, they are also actively involved in understanding business at the local level. The FT ranking confirmed Antai's steady improvement in their academic indicators, with 92 percent of the teachers having doctoral degrees, and PhD graduates number 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. In this ranking, international course experience was 27th globally. Antai's MBA program, a combination of overseas study tours, international exchange and dual-degree courses, is further enriched by the abundant international educational resources. Nearly 80 percent of its students have opportunities to study overseas.

As Mainland China's first business school with the three most influential business school accreditations -- AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS -- Antai has demonstrated its leadership in terms of global authoritative rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University's business and management studies placed 43rd in the 2016 QS World university rankings by subject, with four of its management-related subjects listed among the world's top 100.

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