The Financial Times conducted a review in May 2016 of the journals that count towards its research rank. As a result, the number of journals considered went up to 50 compared to 45 previously. The 200 odd business schools that take part in either the FT Global MBA, Executive MBA or Online MBA rankings were invited to submit up to five new journals to include and five journals to exclude from the previous list. A total of 140 schools submitted their votes, a response rate of 67 per cent.

The list below details the 50 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the FT Research rank, included in the Global MBAEMBA and Online MBA rankings.