Friday, April 8, 2011

Top-5 Business Schools

So what really is a top-5 business school?  I've claimed that I've been accepted to one, but by whose standards? So last night I went digging.  I pulled the most recent rankings from Bloomberg/Business Week, Financial Times, US News, and the Economist.  Now the Financial Times and Economist rankings include international schools, but I'm just looking at those in the US below.  Check it out:

School Business Week Financial Times US News Economist
Booth - UChicago 1 12 5 1
Harvard Business School 2 3 2 4
Wharton - UPenn 3 1 3 8
Kellogg - Northwestern 4 21 5 16
Stanford 5 4 1 7
Sloan - MIT 10 9 3 13
Tuck - Darthmouth 14 18 7 2
Haas - UC Berkeley 8 25 7 3

The only school that manages to make it in to the top 5 in each set of rankings is HBS.  Stanford and Wharton are always top-10, but the rest vary widely.  So how do I stack up?  Let's just say that my school is listed - I'm hoping to stay anonymous here.  But beyond that I think I've picked the business school that best suits my needs and I'm quite happy with it.  Honestly, I don't put much value in the rankings anyway - they rarely seem to reflect my values and offer an absolute answer when there really is none.

What do you think of school rankings?

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1 comment:

  1. I think UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business is the best b-school of the bunch. Most well-rounded, very international, and better value.