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New MBA Rankings from The Economist October 25, 2018

PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 7,287 Senior Member
edited October 2018 in Business School - MBA
The Economist released its new rankings of MBA programs on October 25, 2018. Although the ratings measure 21 factors, pay & placement constitute 45% of the ratings formula. Student satisfaction is another heavily weighted factor and accounts for Chicago-Booth replacing Northwestern-Kellogg as the new top ranked MBA program. The rankings of the world's top 100 MBA programs include:

1) Chicago-Booth
2) Northwestern-Kellogg

3) Harvard
4) UPenn-Wharton
5) Stanford GSB


6) IESE

7) Michigan-Ross
8) UCLA-Anderson
9) Virginia-Darden
10) Columbia
11) UCal-Berkeley-Haas
12) Dartmouth-Tuck

13) HEC Paris

14) Yale-SOM
15) Duke-Fuqua
16) MIT-Sloan
17) NYU-Stern

18) Warwick
19) INSEAD

20) Cornell-Johnson
21) Florida-Warrington
22) Univ.of Washington-Foster

23) Melbourne
24) SDA Bocconi

25) Texas-Austin McCombs
26) Vanderbilt-Owens

27) London Business School (LBS)

28) USC-Marshall
29) Emory-Goizueta
30) UNC-Keenan-Flagler
31) Georgia Tech
32) Minnesota-Carlson
33) Carnegie Mellon-Tepper

34) EDHEC
35) IMD

36) Indiana-Kelley
37) WashUStL-Olin

38) Queensland
39) Univ. of Hong Kong

40) Arizona State (ASU) Carey
41) Rice-Jones

42) Mannheim
43) Hult International

44) Georgia-Terry

45) Cambridge-Judge
46) ESADE
47) Bath

48) Georgetown-McDonough
49) Notre Dame-Mendoza
50) Penn State-Smeal
51) Pittsburgh-Katz
52) UC-Irvine
53) SMU-Cox
54) UC-Davis
55) Ohio State-Fisher

56) ESMT-Berlin

57) U. Rochester-Simon
58) Wisconsin-Madison
59) MSU-Broad

80) Purdue-Krannert
81) Maryland
83) Northeastern
84) GWU

95) Arizona
97) NC State
98) Case Western Reserve
99) Fordham

Replies to: New MBA Rankings from The Economist October 25, 2018

  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 7,287 Senior Member
    edited October 2018
    Chicago-Booth has dominated these rankings since first revealed in 2013. Chicago-Booth finished at #1 in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & now in 2018. Chicago was ranked at #2 in 2017.

    Northwestern-Kellogg was #1 last year (2017), and is currently ranked at #2. Northwestern-Kellogg also finished second in 2016.
  • i012575i012575 Registered User Posts: 463 Member
    Georgia Tech - Scheller
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 7,287 Senior Member
    Georgia Tech-Scheller showed the greatest improvement in ranking since last year moving up to #31.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 7,287 Senior Member
    edited October 2018
    When "pay & placement" are heavily weighted factors, Stanford's Graduate School of Business (GSB) tends to lag behind as many graduates wait for start-up/entrepreneurial opportunities rather than accepting more traditional positions with well established companies.
  • i012575i012575 Registered User Posts: 463 Member
    Yes, @Publisher, Scheller has gone from Not ranked (2015) --> 51 (2016) --> 37 (2017) --> 31 (2018)
  • HarkishHarkish Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Great to see ESADE there, and the Judge... great schools, happy I studied at each.
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