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US News Announces 2018 Ranking of Best Business Schools

U.S. News & World Report has released the 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, designed to help prospective students research programs across six disciplines and evaluate the potential return on their investment. In this year’s full-time MBA rankings, …

U.S. News & World Report has released the 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, designed to help prospective students research programs across six disciplines and evaluate the potential return on their investment.

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In this year’s full-time MBA rankings, Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School have tied for the No. 1 program in the country. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business holds the No. 3 spot, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business drops from last year’s second place to share fourth place with MIT Sloan School of Management and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Among part-time MBA programs, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business once again retains the top spot, followed by Chicago’s Booth School of Business at No. 2. The NYU Stern School of Business and UCLA Anderson School of Management tie at third place.

US News’s Best Business Schools

  • Harvard Business School (#1 tie)
  • Wharton School (#1 tie)
  • Chicago Booth School of Business (#3)
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business (#4 tie)
  • MIT Sloan School of Management (#4 tie)
  • Kellogg School of Management (#4 tie)
  • UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (#7)
  • Tuck School of Business (#8)
  • Columbia Business School (#9 tie)
  • Yale School of Management  (#9 tie)

The six graduate disciplines U.S. News ranks annually are evaluated on factors such as employment rates for graduates, starting salary and standardized test scores of newly enrolled students. Because each graduate program is different, the rankings methodology varies across disciplines.

Different output measures are available for different fields, U.S. News explains, saying that in business, they use starting salaries and the ability of new MBAs to find jobs upon graduation or three months later.

“A graduate degree can lead to professional advancement and a potential salary increase,” says Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “Whether you are interested in pursuing a full-time program or taking classes part-time, the grad school rankings and advice offer guidance on finding programs that help you fulfill your personal goals.”

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Forbes’s Best B-Schools

Harvard Business School is sitting pretty in the latest business school rankings released last week by Forbes magazine, finally reclaiming the top spot for the first time since 2003. Forbes’s ranking of MBA programs focuses …

Harvard Business School is sitting pretty in the latest business school rankings released last week by Forbes magazine, finally reclaiming the top spot for the first time since 2003. Forbes’s ranking of MBA programs focuses on return on investment five years after graduation; Harvard Business School’s class of 2006 saw their median salaries skyrocket from $79,000 before school to $230,000 in 2010–the highest among U.S. schools, says Forbes.

Forbes Top Ten Best Business Schools

  1. Harvard Business School
  2. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  3. Chicago Booth School of Business
  4. The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
  5. Columbia Business School
  6. Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  7. Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)
  8. The Johnson School (Cornell University)
  9. Darden School of Business (University of Virginia)
  10. MIT Sloan School of Management

The downside to ranking schools by ROI, says Poets & QuantsJohn Byrne, is that the numbers don’t fully capture the true value of a graduate business education over one’s career. These results are culled from alumni surveys, and Byrne says small sample sizes could distort the results, or unemployed/underemployed alumni may not have responded to the Forbes survey.

For more on what these rankings might mean for prospective applicants, including which schools make up the bottom of the list, read Byrne’s complete analysis here and via the Poets & Quants link above.

 

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U.S. News Releases Latest B-School Rankings

It’s that time again, folks. U.S. News & World Report revealed its latest business school rankings yesterday, with little movement among the top spots. Harvard now has the number-one spot all to itself, with Stanford …

It’s that time again, folks. U.S. News & World Report revealed its latest business school rankings yesterday, with little movement among the top spots. Harvard now has the number-one spot all to itself, with Stanford GSB sliding in at second place. Kellogg, Wharton and MIT Sloan round out the top five programs.

U.S. News surveyed 426 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International in fall 2008 and early 2009. Schools provided data on a range of indicators including program quality as assessed by the deans and directors of peer schools as well as recruiters, placement success and student selectivity.

For the complete rankings and related articles, visit U.S. News here.

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