Alumni Outcomes for Graduate Employability Ranking
QS Alumni Outcomes indicator currently features in our Graduate Employability Ranking. You can see the methodology for this ranking here.
This indicator seeks to shine a light on which institutions are producing impactful graduates in all walks of life, from performing arts to finance, medicine to politics.
The list is continually updated with the principles of diversity and validity at its core.
To produce this list, we use a combination of externally published lists (e.g. Forbes 30 under 30), and our own in-house sourced information, such as world leaders and high ranking officials. There is an element of discretion here, but we typically ask ourselves:
- Has the list been in circulation for more than one edition?
- Is the publisher well known and valid?
- Is the list truly regional or global?
We currently use more than 40 lists, alongside our own internal lists. We do not publish this full list. Some examples do however include:
- Forbes 30 under 30
- Global thinkers top 100
- The Root 100
- 100 most influential Africans
To create the index, we collection information on where the alumnus went to school, which degree they completed and in which subject, and their age.
Alumni Outcomes for MBA and Business Masters Ranking.
The process at a general follows the above. For our MBA and Business Masters ranking, we then make the following adjustments:
Data is segmented to look at the outcomes of those coming from relevant programs, e.g. MBA / Masters in Finance / Masters in Operations Management etc.