Stanford GSB Tops Forbes ROI Ranking…Again

Stanford tops Forbes rankingLast week, Forbes released its 2015 ranking of the best business schools in the United States based on the return on investment (ROI) of the MBA Class of 2010 grads. For the second straight time, Stanford Graduate School of Business nudged out Harvard Business School for the top spot with a five-year gain of $89,100 for graduates. In fact, according to the report, the class of 2010 tripled their pre-MBA total compensation to $255,000 five years out of school.

Here’s a snapshot of the Top Ten Business Schools as crowned by Forbes:

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $89,100)
  2. Harvard Business School (five-year MBA gain of $83,500)
  3. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management (five-year MBA gain of $72,700)
  4. Columbia Business School (five-year MBA gain of $71,100)
  5. Dartmouth Tuck School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $68,400)
  6. Chicago Booth School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $65,000)
  7. The Wharton School (five-year MBA gain of $64,900)
  8. UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $64,200)
  9. MIT Sloan School of Management (five-year MBA gain of $63,800)
  10. Cornell Johnson School of Management (five-year MBA gain of $63,500)

The MBA Class of 2010 had it pretty tough, graduating in the midst of a global financial meltdown that saw typical MBA feeder companies such as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns vaporize overnight. However, despite the slow start to their post-MBA careers, the class of 2010 has rebounded well, Forbes notes.

To learn more about the methodology of the Forbes ranking, hiring trends, and the debt situation of the Class of 2010, you can read the original article on Forbes.com.

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