MBA RANKINGS


U.S. News is considered by deans of top tier MBA programs as the most valid MBA ranking due to its greater objectivity and reliability over time

 

U.S. News

BusinessWeek

Financial Times

Others

Sample Size

27 lists since 1987

13 lists since 1988

15 rankings

Insufficient

Methodology

•Average GMAT
•Average GPA
•Average Starting Salary
•Survey of Recruiters and MBA Deans
•45%: Student Poll
•45%: Recruiters Survey
•10%: Compilation of Articles Written by Professors
•Measures facets empirically irrelevant
•Favor more international schools
•Favor schools with high female ratio

N/A

Analysis

Less variance and thus greater reliability

Student polls can be easily gamed

Many facets measured uncorrelated to rankings

Economist and Forbes excluded


MBA Graduates’ Average Salary Increase (in USD) for First Post-MBA Job for Every Ranking Position Improvement


Source: Dawn Iacobbuci – Senior Associate Dean of Vanderbilt Owen School of Management

US NEWS RANKINGS

  Overall Finance Accounting Marketing Management Entrepreneurship Information Systems International Business Supply Chain/
Logistics
Production/
Operations
Non-Profit
Stanford GSB 1 5 5 3 2 2 10 9 7 5 2
Harvard HBS 2 11 15 4 1 4   7   8 4
Wharton 3 1 2 2 4 6 8 2 10 4  
Booth 4 2 4 8 11 17   14      
MIT Sloan 5 6 26 16 12 3 1 13 1 1  
Kellogg 6 9 20 1 5 11   21 12 6 5
Berkeley Haas 7 7 15 10 8 5 14 7   17 3
Columbia GSB 8 4 12 7 9 22   5   9 6
Tuck 9 21   15 6            
Darden 10       7            
NYU Stern 11 3 8 9 15 16 7 6     9
Michigan Ross 11 9 7 6 3 7 13 4 9 3 6
Yale 13 26     13     23     1
Duke Fuqua 13 15   5 9     11   17 6
UCLA Anderson 15 8 20 12 17 17   15   13  
Cornell Johnson 16 21   18 14 17     15    
McCombs 17   1 11 18 8 5 15 15 15  
UNC Kenan-Flager 18 21 10   15 22       17  
Washington Olin 19 26   13              
Tepper 20 17         2   6 2  
Goizueta 21                    
Indiana Kelley 21   10 18 20 9 11     11  
USC Marshall 25   9 21   10   10      

A composite index constructed from available MBA rankings for non-US MBA programs and their last 3 years’ fluctuation are used to rank them

   

2014

 

2013

 

2012

   

PQ

Index

FT

Economist

BW

Forbes

 

PQ

Index

FT

Economist

BW

Forbes

 

PQ

London Business School

 

1

100

1

3

4

4

 

1

100

1

1

4

3

 

1

INSEAD

 

2

99.7

2

5

5

2

 

2

98.2

2

2

2

10

 

2

IMD

 

3

98.4

4

6

9

1

 

3

96.7

9

8

1

4

 

5

IE Business School

 

4

97.2

5

11

2

5

 

5

93.9

3

5

5

20

 

4

IESE Business School

 

5

95.7

3

2

8

14

 

4

95.7

8

3

14

1

 

3

Oxford (Said)

 

9

90.0

11

31

7

6

 

7

91.1

5

11

6

22

 

8

Cambridge (Judge)

 

6

92.7

7

22

6

8

 

12

69.6

NR

7

8

13

 

12

HEC-Paris

 

8

91.4

9

1

12

20

 

8

90.6

15

9

20

2

 

6

ESADE

 

10

89.1

10

7

19

18

 

6

92.2

6

10

18

6

 

7

SDA Bocconi

 

7

92.0

14

14

14

3

 

10

87.1

16

22

3

19

 

10

HKUST

 

11

88.4

6

28

18

11

 

9

87.3

18

4

11

26

 

17

Cranfield School of gmt

 

12

85.8

22

23

13

10

 

15

64.3

NR

21

10

18

 

15

CEIBS

 

13

83.9

8

39

17

17

 

18

61.3

NR

6

17

38

 

18

National University Singapore

 

14

82.0

15

45

22

9

 

21

58.5

NR

20

9

43

 

22

York (Schulich)

 

15

78.3

31

16

24

21

 

11

84.6

13

28

21

8

 

9

Warwick Business School

 

16

74.1

12

12

NR

7

 

13

65.3

NR

14

7

24

 

16

Manchester Business School

 

17

67.0

20

NR

26

13

 

14

64.8

19

15

13

NR

 

13

City University (Cass)

 

18

66.8

22

23

13

10

 

16

62.5

NR

23

16

17

 

14

Rotterdam Business School

 

19

63.5

18

27

25

NR

 

17

61.5

17

18

NR

25

 

19

Lancaster School of Mgmt

 

20

59.3

38

38

NR

12

 

22

52.9

NR

37

12

45

 

20

Mannheim Business School

 

21

57.0

30

13

16

NR

 

19

60.1

12

36

NR

16

 

23

Source: Poets and Quants, Toga Analysis

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