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Apr 13, 2015

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Financial Times Data Suggest MBA ROI Is Greater for Younger Students

Parsing through data from its 2015 Global MBA rankings, the Financial Times has come to the conclusion that the earlier you get your MBA degree, the more you stand to boost your salary, both in percentage and absolute terms. Combining survey responses from the MBA class of 2011 with analyses of their career progress and salaries, the latest FT rankings data reveal a more significant jump in pay for younger graduates in the three years after graduation than for their older classmates. According t... Read more »

Apr 10, 2015

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Columbia Business School Dean Proposes Radically Simple B-School Rankings Methodology

Penning a recent column for Forbes, the dean of Columbia Business School (CBS) took on the question of whether and how much the seemingly ever-multiplying rankings of leading business schools matter. His answer: yes – but an applicant’s individual needs should outrank any number affixed to a school in the many rankings that abound. CBS Dean Glenn Hubbard, an economist, argues that the quality of a business school can be measured by two simple metrics, input and output. By input he means applicat... Read more »

Mar 19, 2015

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Another Shake-Up in the Works for Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s MBA Rankings

When Duke’s Fuqua School of Business shot to the top of Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2014 rankings, Fuqua celebrated, but many others in the admissions world scratched their heads. How could a school ranked 22nd in student satisfaction kick long-standing, top-ranked schools to the curb? (FYI : Duke had only ever finished in BW’s top five once, 14 years ago, when it came in fifth.) Amid widespread questions of credibility regarding the new methodology that led to the 2014 results, Bloomberg BW ... Read more »

Mar 11, 2015

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Stanford GSB Edges Out HBS, Wharton in 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business took the number one spot in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best MBA programs, released yesterday, knocking Harvard Business School (HBS) to second and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School to third. Last year, the three powerhouse schools tied for first place, but slight differences on core metrics caused HBS and Wharton to slip this year. U.S. News uses multiple core measurements to compile its rankings, with the... Read more »

Feb 11, 2015

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Which Business School’s Alumni Network Reigns Supreme?

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business can claim top honors for the strength of its alumni network, according to a recent Economist ranking, in which current MBA students were asked to rate their school’s network. Nine of the top 10 strongest alumni networks are affiliated with U.S. schools, the Economist notes. “They, after all, have the biggest incentive, being the world leaders at tapping into their alumni networks to secure huge financial gifts. Such schools spend a lot of resources on maintain... Read more »

Nov 12, 2014

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Demystifying the Mysterious World of Business School Rankings

It’s not every day that MBA rankings end up trending on Facebook, and yet yesterday that’s exactly what happened. When Bloomberg BusinessWeek released its biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs, the results shocked many and created quite a buzz. According to Bloomberg BW’s most recent calculations, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business has stolen the number one spot, knocking Harvard Business School out of the top five for the first time in history. Just how did Bloomberg BW decide which programs ... Read more »

Nov 11, 2014

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Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Tops Latest Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranking

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business shot to the top of Bloomberg Businessweek’s biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs, released today, up from No. 6 two years ago. In the process, the North Carolina school unseated the reigning University of Chicago Booth School of Business and pushed Harvard Business School (HBS) out of the top five for the first time in the history of the rankings. The formula Bloomberg BW employs to arrive at its rankings is as follows: 45 percent of the score is ... Read more »

Oct 23, 2014

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Business Schools by Graduates’ Indebtedness

Rankings of graduate management education programs abound, each with their own particular criteria for assessing which business schools ultimately come out on top. Separate from its overall business school rankings, U.S. News & World Report recently used data collected from schools to determine the top 10 programs from which MBA students graduate with the most debt. The number one spot goes to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where full-time MBA students from the 2013 class who bo... Read more »

May 2, 2014

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Economist Ranks Top 20 North American MBA Programs, Chicago Booth Leads

In case you missed it, the Economist earlier this week broke out the top 20 North American full-time MBA programs, as a follow-up to its global ranking. As an introduction to this North American-specific list, the Economist calls America the “spiritual home of the MBA,” noting that the first MBA was offered there more than a century ago and that today, U.S. schools dominate the publication’s global ranking. (Eight of the top 10 business schools in the worldwide ranking are located in U.S.)... Read more »

Apr 16, 2014

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Stanford Tops Forbes Rankings of Most Satisfied MBA Graduates

When it comes to the satisfaction of its MBA alumni, Stanford Graduate School of Business bests all other business schools, according to Forbes most recent biennial ranking. Forbes evaluated responses from 4,600 graduates from the Class of 2008 to arrive at its top 10 list, polling them on salary and ROI, satisfaction with their education and the preparation it gave them and how happy they are in their current job. Stanford ranked in the top five among schools across all three categories in the ... Read more »

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