Making the Most of Business School Rankings

Choosing a B-school can be a gamble. MBA applicants shouldn’t rely on rankings alone, but the data they include are a valuable resource, admissions experts say.

Olin, Ross, Stanford Named Among Top 16 Schools for Green MBAs

In partnership with The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur magazine has compiled a list of 16 top schools for green MBAs based on a survey of students and administrators at 325 graduate schools of business.

Rating Agency Begins Grading Business Schools

With the Dec. 1, 2009 sale of Businessweek to Bloomberg LP, the magazine’s former owner, the McGraw-Hill Companies, officially exited the b-school ranking business. It now appears that the company wants back in. Credit Rating and Information Services of India (CRISIL), a rating agency that’s majority owned by McGraw-Hill’s Standard & Poor’s unit, yesterday announced the launch of a new rating service for business schools.

CRISIL … [ Read more ]

Specialty Rankings: MBA Programs Show Strengths

Most MBA programs are good at something, even if they’re not ranked among the greats. Lower-ranked schools take top honors for accounting, marketing, and more.

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 MBA Programs in the U.S.

Methodology: Schools on each of the five major rankings were scored from a high of 100 to a low of 1, the numerical rank of the 100th school on any one list. Then, those sums were brought together, weighting the BusinessWeek ranking 30%, the Forbes ranking 25%, the U.S. News & World Report rankings 20%, the Financial Times rankings 15%, and The Economist ranking 10%. … [ Read more ]

Poets&Quants Top 50 MBA Programs Outside the U.S.

This new P&Q list is a composite of four major MBA rankings published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Financial Times, and Forbes. The ranking takes into account a massive wealth of quantitative and qualitative data captured in the five major lists, from surveys of corporate recruiters, MBA graduates, deans and faculty publication records to median GPA and GMAT scores of entering students as well … [ Read more ]

Turning the Tables: Ranking the MBA Rankings

How is it possible that the five major rankings of business schools all have different winners at the top? How can they rank a single school, such as UCLA, so differently? Chalk it up to the differing ways each publication cranks out its list of the best. The different methodologies employed for these rankings have as much if not more to do with where … [ Read more ]

New Feature Brings More Transparency to MBA Rankings

Over the years, Bloomberg Businessweek has been criticized for a lack of transparency concerning our ranking methodology. So in an effort to be responsive to those complaints, we recently made a change to the interactive tables we published on Nov. 11, as part of our ranking of full-time MBA programs.

Executive MBA on the Rise

Not even ten years ago the Executive MBA (EMBA) world was quite different from today. Multi-school, multi-campus programs were rare, their development even endangered when – after the terrorist attacks of September 11 – travelling on international routes became less desirable. Despite those poor beginnings the EMBA programs have grown strongly ever since. The Financial Times reports that between 2001 and 2010 the number of … [ Read more ]

Las mejores escuelas de negocios del mundo para ejecutivos

Since 1993, the unit of analysis and studies AméricaEconomía Intelligence conducts research and rankings of the major topics of interest to senior executives and entrepreneurs from Latin America.

Editor’s Note: in Spanish

Which MBA?: Distance-learning special

Distance-learning MBA programs are resoundingly successful. The Economist takes an in-depth look at the sector.
* Should an MBA be open to anyone?
* How a distance-learning MBA works
* Distance-learning diary
* Reader debate: Should distance-learning MBAs be considered inferior?
* Download the full report, including a rating of selected programmes

Happiness Above Income

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”, said the famous doctor Albert Schweitzer. Many people, though confuse financial success with happiness, business students amongst them. But the assumption that an MBA will make them richer and therefore happier is flawed.

Asia’s Best Business Schools

As B-schools in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and other parts of Asia make their programs more global, more Asian students are staying home to get their MBAs.

Top Rank: Della Bradshaw interview by George Bickerstaffe

She has been called the most important woman in management education – and occasionally other, much less flattering, things. Della Bradshaw, Business Education Editor of the Financial Times in London and for the past ten years overseer of the newspaper’s business school ranking system, is unimpressed by either approach. Bradshaw tells George Bickerstaffe that people need to be more relaxed about business school rankings.

MBA Alumni of Top U.S. Business Schools

One way prospective students judge a business school is by the riches it bestows on graduates. Another benchmark is the size and quality of the alumni network. What follows is a look at both measures for 45 top MBA programs.

And the Best Executive M.B.A. Programs Are…

The Wall Street Journal’s first survey of executive M.B.A. programs measures which schools do the best job of turning up-and-coming managers into full-fledged leaders. The result: A ranking of 25 schools world-wide that accounts for the rigor needed to build tomorrow’s corporate leaders and C-suite executives.

América Economía MBA Rankings

The criteria on which the América Economía MBA ranking is based includes the school’s prestige, networking potential, knowledge of the Latin American region, scholarship programs, international agreements and alliances, the return on investment offered by its MBA program and career progression of its graduates.

An Insider’s Guide to America’s Top Business Schools: The truth about student life in the nation’s premier MBA programs

Quit worrying. If you’re choosing among the 25 schools in this guide, you’re going to get a great education. These schools attract the best of the best: The professors are top-notch, and the students are superachievers. The academic programs are rigorous, and the classrooms, with few exceptions, are the glitziest around. Arming yourself with an MBA from any one of these schools will open doors … [ Read more ]

Financial Times European business schools 2007

Financial Times’ collection of articles and rankings focused on European business schools.

The Economist Distance Learning Ranking

The Economist Intelligence Unit has produced a ranking of the world’s top distance-learning MBA programs. Ranking distance-learning programs is not straightforward. Many of the quantitative data used to rank full-time MBA programs are of little use when it comes to distance learning.

However, if you are to study much of the program in isolation, a sense of connection to the school and good virtual learning materials … [ Read more ]