Business School Rankings

Our business school ranking list includes lists of the top 50 business schools from 6 different reputable sources. This page allows you to see where your top choice school stands compared to others and how the lists differ between sources.
School FT'09 [1] BW'08 [2] USN'09 [3] Forbes'09 [4] WSJ'07 [5] Econ'08 [6]
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
4 3 5 11 8
  • Harvard Business School
2 2 3 14 6
  • Columbia Business School
3 7 9 6 3 10
  • Stanford University GSB
4 6 2 19 2
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
5 9 5 14 4 9
  • New York University, Stern School of Business
6 13 11 17 17 5
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
7 5 4 9
  • Dartmouth College: Tuck
8 12 8 2 3
  • Yale School of Management
9 24 10 10 8 15
  • Kellogg School of Management
10 3 3 8 12 7
  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
11 8 12 13 13 14
  • University of Michigan: Ross
12 5 13 18 7 11
  • Emory University: Goizueta
13 23 22 22 n/a 21
  • University of Virginia: Darden
14 16 15 9 10 12
  • UCLA: Anderson
15 14 14 19 15 22
  • Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
16 10 7 12 2 4
  • Cornell University: Johnson
17 11 17 7 16 13
  • Georgetown University: McDonough
18 n/a 19 31 n/a n/a
  • University of Arizona: Eller
19 n/a n/a 53 n/a n/a
  • University of Maryland: Smith
20 26 40 29 n/a 28
  • University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler
21 17 20 15 6 27
  • University of Rochester: Simon
22 n/a 29 37 n/a 44
  • University of Texas at Austin: McCombs
23 21 18 11 n/a 26
  • Carnegie Mellon: Tepper
24 19 15 23 5 18
  • Rice University: Jones
25 n/a 38 47 n/a 25
  • University of Pittsburgh: Katz
26 n/a n/a n/a n/a 37
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
27 n/a 38 63 n/a 43
  • Vanderbilt University: Owen
28 30 33 30 n/a 34
  • Boston University School of Management
29 n/a 46 n/a n/a 36
  • Texas A & M University: Mays
30 n/a 33 24 n/a n/a
  • Indiana University: Kelley
31 15 22 25 n/a 23
  • University of Southern California: Marshall
32 25 20 32 18 20
  • Washington University: Olin
33 28 22 41 n/a 30
  • University of Florida: Hough
34 n/a 37 54 n/a n/a
  • Michigan State University: Broad
35 n/a 40 21 n/a n/a
  • University of Iowa: Tippie
36 n/a 44 20 n/a 39
  • Pennsylvania State University: Smeal
37 n/a 40 28 n/a 32
  • University of Washington Business School: Foster
38 27 26 40 n/a 19
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
39 n/a n/a n/a n/a 47
  • University of South Carolina: Moore
40 n/a 53 67 n/a 40
  • SMU: Cox
41 18 47 33 n/a 42
  • University of Minnesota: Carlson
42 n/a 33 26 n/a 33
  • University of California at Irvine: Merage
43 n/a 51 58 n/a n/a
  • Arizona State University: Carey
44 n/a 29 56 n/a n/a
  • University of Notre Dame: Mendoza
45 20 33 38 n/a 17
  • Purdue University: Krannert
46 n/a 32 45 n/a 38
  • Ohio State University: Fisher
47 n/a 26 39 n/a 24
  • George Washington University
48 n/a 55 73 n/a n/a
  • Wake Forest University: Babcock
49 n/a 51 34 n/a 41
  • Boston College: Carroll
50 n/a 44 46 n/a n/a
FT'09 [1] - Financial Times:
Measures career progression of alumni, program diversity and the school's track record in producing new ideas in management.

BW [2] - Business Week:
Surveys students and corporate recruiters and measures intellectual capital.

USN [3] - US News:
Poll evaluates student selectivity and placement data and gathers the perceptions of deans and program directors to develop the ranking.

Forbes [4] - Forbes:
Measures the graduates' return on investment.

WSJ [5] - Wall Street Journal:
Corporate recruiter based poll.

Econ [6] - Economist:
Schools submit statistical data. Students and alumni rate their MBA experience.